Checking In

We are Excited to Welcome you to Gothic!

Checking In

Check-in: After 2pm

Check out: Before 11am

All RMBL Users (on-site and off-site) must check-in at the Administrative Office in the Barclay Classroom Building when arriving in Gothic. Office Hours are from 8 am -12 pm and 1 pm – 5 pm typically from the 3rd week in May through September excluding holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day).

If you are arriving after-hours please check-in first thing in the morning. The Admin Office is located in the Barclay Classroom Building. Staff will be happy to get you settled with paperwork, oriented, tell you of anything new happening this summer, take your picture for the photo board, and generally welcome you to campus.

After meeting with admin staff, you may then be directed to check-in with billy barr in the Accounting Office to go over your billing details.


The Administration Office has a three-step entry and tight doorway that could be difficult for individuals in wheelchairs or with other physical disabilities. Please contact to make other checking-in plans if the entryway could cause a challenge for you. We are happy to meet in another location.

Items to Look for When You Check In

If these items are missing when you check-in, please let the Admin Office know.  At the end of your stay, we will ask about the existence of these items. Thank you for your assistance.

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Operating Smoke Detector
  • Water Jug
  • Spray Bottle with cleaning solution
  • Broom, Dust Pan
  • Space Heater, if your cabin is heated with an electric space heater

A Note on Early Season Arrival / Late Season Departure

Some research teams need to arrive in Gothic early in the summer before all systems are up and running smoothly. Others need to stay late into the fall, long after the summer water is turned off and most staff have left. Those who arrive early or depart late will find irregular mail delivery, infrequent trash service, no water, and other less-than-ideal situations. The extreme seasonality of our operations due to climate necessitates these difficulties. We try to minimize them as much as possible, but you need to recognize that life in Gothic in April, May, September, or October is very different than in the summer.