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Alumni and Friends

Our Funding Priorities

Camp Davis, Early Morning, 2019

Camp Davis:

After a year of virtual classes, including virtual field camp in 2020, we are excited that the College of Literature, Science and the Arts has approved the opening of Camp Davis for in-person classes this summer, along with several other small, residential experiential learning opportunities. Increased rates of vaccination are  buoying optimism for a smooth summer field camp, but we are still preparing with a variety of precautions, including limiting our offerings to upper-level courses required for majors and only having a single class in Camp at a given time. Despite the enthusiasm for returning to in-person learning and the gorgeous setting of Camp Davis, this past year has been a challenging one for many of our students, with financial hardships brought on by expenses associated with virtual learning, pandemic-related job losses, and family hardships. We are keenly aware of the need to increase financial support for students attending Camp Davis courses this summer, and we plan to focus all Giving Blue Day donations to the Camp Davis Strategic Fund to that purpose. 

Please consider a gift to support students return to in-person learning at Camp Davis this summer.

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.