The next Inoculum is scheduled for August 2017

(it will not run August 2016)

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.


Faculty Leaders


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 will cover tuition expense for two units of lower-division academic credit, insurance, food, equipment, guides, and round-trip transportation from Westmont.


Yosemite backcountry