The Calvin GEO community is a tight-knit group of explorers who work, learn and discover together. Join us for a department event, get a job working alongside our professors, or go abroad on an off-campus program.

What is it like to be a GEO Student?

See a week in the life of our students through their own eyes on Instagram



Major: Geology
Year: Senior 
Favorite thing about GEO: Fave thing about the Department is how close and active the community is.
Favorite GEO class you have taken: Mineralogy 
Something funny or interesting about you: Fun fact about me is that I know three astronauts. 
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOMaia



Major: Environmental Geology
Year: Senior 
Favorite thing about GEO: The ability to collect samples of what I study.
Favorite GEO class you have taken: Mineralogy 
Something funny or interesting about you: I once drove for 17 hours just to zip line in a cavern in Louisville Kentucky. 
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOPhil



Major: Environmental Science
Year: Sophomore
Favorite thing about GEO: The many engaging and exciting research and hands-on learning opportunities.
Favorite GEO class you have taken:  FYRES. (Geog 181)
Something funny or interesting about you: I grew up near a volcano! Spent 18 years of my life in beautiful Naples, Italy. 
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOJanay



Major: Geology
Year: Senior 
Favorite thing about GEO: My favorite thing about the GEO department is honestly the people. I love my classmates and professors, they're all fantastic. 
Favorite GEO class you have taken: Oceanography is my favorite class.
Something funny or interesting about you: I didn't know that single-stuffed Oreo's existed until I was 12. I had double-stuffed up until that point.
Instagram Hashtag: #GEOSam

Come Join the GEO Community

In GEO, we value community. From the classroom to the common room, you will find a home in GEO. As an outdoor department exploring Earth, we find joy working together on projects of all kinds. Check out our social media presence on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and our blog to experience the Calvin GEO community.


Come join our GEO Community!

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Get to know our current Calvin GEO students and alumni and get an inside look into the Calvin student experience with our community Facebook page.

  • Field Trips
    • Explore gypsum mines, rock quarries, sand dunes and more as part of your GEO classes.
  • Student Employment
    • The GEO department employs more students than any other department on campus. Get hands-on experience in your chosen field in one of our many student employment positions.
  • Research
    • Find opportunities to do research and read past student research reports.
  • Off-Campus Programs
    • Spend an interim or semester abroad studying the earth.

Student Organizations