REGISTRATION FOR INOCULUM 2015 will be open as of mid-April.

This12-daybackpack trip to the northeastern wilderness area of Yosemite National Park is a special extension of the orientation program. Readings, discussions, and papers focus the course content on the uniqueness of Westmont liberal arts education. It takes place before orientation and is for first-year and transfer students. Photo gallery and registration (as of mid-April) information.


2015 Faculty Leaders

Dr. Paul Willis and Dr. Bruce Fisk.

Course Offerings

Participants must take the following courses:

APP 90 The Inoculum: Wilderness/Orientation (2)
The APP 90 course will meet one of the four PEA requirements.


The cost for Inoculum 2015 is tentatively set at $1880 (Deposit $450 and then $1430 balance) and will cover tuition expense for two units of lower-division academic credit, insurance, food, equipment, guides, and round-trip transportation from Westmont.

2015 Inoculum Itinerary

Thursday, 13 Aug.-- Dinner, slideshow, and orientation
Friday, 14 Aug.-- Depart Westmont
14-25 August-- Treking in Yosemite
Tuesday, 25 Aug.-- Return to campus, with one free day (Wednesday, 26 Aug.) and then orientation begins on Thursday, August 26th.

Yosemite backcountry