Student Arrival Info

This information is relevant to students attending the 10-week program at RMBL

The following information is current for the 2020 Education Program.

Admission Forms
Student admission letters are generally emailed two weeks after your application is complete (financial aid forms, transcripts, and recommendations received). Advanced Independent Research/REU admission letters are mailed within two weeks of your acceptance to the program.

All accepted and confirmed students must submit their Student Forms and a deposit in the amount of $500 as soon as possible to secure your spot. Please send your check to:

Marmots - photo by Sally Vennel
Marmots – photo by Sally Vennel

Attn: Education Program
PO Box 519
Crested Butte, CO 81224

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 will be cashed as a housing deposit and will be returned at the end of the summer season minus outstanding charges. Please email the Director of Operations at with any questions. Students should arrive on Monday, June 8th, 2020 unless other dates are agreed upon with your mentor. The Program ends on Saturday, August 15, 2020. 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.

Checking In
Be sure to check-in at the Administration Office in the Willey Lab 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.

For more information on life at RMBL, consult the RMBL Handbook or go here.

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