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Alumni and Friends


News on Giving BlueDay

A number of our generous alumni have reached out to the Department inquiring about making donations on “Giving Blue Day” during the 2020 tax year. The University has movedGiving BlueDay to 10 March 2021. For those of you wishing to contribute to the Department’s endowment, “Giving Opportunities” are available at the following link:!/scu/lsa/geo.

The Department’s needs remain diverse, particularly in light of the impacts of Covid-19 on the University and community.  The “Strategic” funds provide the maximum flexibility for supporting changing needs of the Department.  An area of particular need is our ongoing Earth and Environmental Sciences Student Outreach Program, “Earth Camp”, an initiative fostering increased participation of under-represented groups in the Geosciences.  Additionally, the Department continues to need funds for the support for our graduate students in the form of fellowships and financial aid.  Every contribution helps and is greatly appreciated.


Our Funding Priorities

Camp Davis:

Located in the mountains just south of Jackson Hole, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station has provided an unparalleled learning experience each summer since 1929. This ideal outdoor classroom offers some of the most scenic and interesting geology, ecology, and history in North America. Gifts from alumni and friends as well as funding from the University have made major renovations for the 2019 field season possible. Updated student housing prepares Camp Davis for its second century of service to the Department’s mission - a world-class education in the Earth and environmental sciences.


Earth & Environmental Science Strategic Fund:

Gifts to Earth & Environmental Science Strategic Fund will be used to support groundbreaking research and teaching initiatives that are not funded by traditional channels. Funds could be used for “state-of-the-art” scientific equipment or technology upgrades for research and learning, seed money for faculty proposals for promising research or teaching ideas, post-doctoral training, or other opportunities to support our research and teaching mission. Gifts to the Strategic Fund  will support the Department’s research-related programming and teaching needs.

Other Funds:

If you would prefer to donate to other funds within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, like the Rob Van der Voo Lecture Fund or a scholarship-specific fund, please use this link.

Or Mail A Donation Directly to the Department

You may mail a check to the Department office:

    Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    2534 North University Building
    1100 North University Ave.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005

Please be sure to make your check payable to the University of Michigan.

Questions? Contact the Department Alumni Office at, or call 734.764.1435.