REGISTRATION FOR INOCULUM 2014 is NOW OPEN! --as of 5/30 there are just a few spots remaining! Apply soon.

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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.


Current Faculty

Dr. Paul Willis and one additional faculty member.

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 2014 is $1850 (Deposit $450 and then $1400 balance) and will cover tuition expense for two units of lower-division academic credit, insurance, food, equipment, guides, and round-trip transportation from Westmont.

2014 Inoculum Itinerary

14 Aug.-- Dinner, slideshow, and orientation
15 Aug.-- Depart Westmont
15-26-- Treking in Yosemite
26 Aug.-- Return to campus

Yosemite backcountry