Student Arrival Info

Gothic Mountain

Arrival Information for Undergraduate Students Attending the 10-Week Education Program

The following information is current for the 2021 Education Program.

Forms & Deposit
All accepted and confirmed students must submit their Student Forms and a deposit in the amount of $500 to secure their spot.

A personal deposit of $500 must be received from every accepted student except those receiving federal funds. $250 of the deposit will be applied towards the program fee upon arrival and $250 is for a housing deposit that will be returned at the end of the summer season minus outstanding charges. Please email with any questions.

Arrival Dates
Students should arrive on Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 unless other dates are agreed upon with your mentor. The Program ends on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021. Full-time Independent Research/REU students should contact their mentors to determine arrival and departure dates for the 10-week program. If you are having difficulty coordinating your arrival and departure dates with your mentor please contact the Science Director at

Detailed travel information can be found under Getting Here. If you need assistance, please reach out to

All students need to fill out the Travel Form

RMBL Gunnison-Gothic Shuttle
RMBL will arrange for transportation between Gunnison and Gothic on the arrival and departure dates of the education program. Here are the parameters:

  • Cost is between $55 – $65/trip (actual cost will depend on the number of riders per shuttle)
  • You must fill out the online Travel Form and request transportation.
  • The arrival shuttle date for 2021 is Wednesday, June 9th
  • The departure shuttle date for 2021 is Tuesday, August 17th

Checking In
Be sure to check-in at the Administration Office in the Classroom Building upon arrival. Go here to learn more about Checking in.  View the Gothic Town Map to get an understanding of how Gothic looks. Please note that parking space is VERY limited in Gothic. If you are not arriving through RMBL arranged transportation please contact so we know when to expect you. If you will arrive after 5:00 pm we will need to provide you with information regarding your cabin.