Orientation Trips Courses FAQs
Before the school year begins, you'll camp, hike and/or bike with other students in the CEL. The trips explore environmental issues like transportation, food systems and the natural environments of Oregon. Trips meet the week before school starts, so you'll start classes with new friends that share your commitment to environmental issues.
Enter the classroom with your cohort to explore and consider complex environmental problems. Together, CEL residents complete the Environmental Studies core sequence (ENVS 201, 202, 203). These courses satisfy general education requirements and specific Environmental Studies and Science requirements. CEL students will take part in unique discussion sections that tie academics to the local community and beyond.
Living alongside other students dedicated to environmental causes, you'll build a strong community of enviornmental leaders. This makes it easy to study for classes, grab meals, plan adventures or just hang out.