Field Trip Request Form

Faculty who would like to apply for funding should plan to complete this form by August 15 for fall courses and January 9 for spring courses. Notification of funding decisions is made prior to the start of the semester so that faculty can make information available to students about course-related travel at the start of the semester. Please note that optional field trips will not be funded.

Requests are most likely to be funded when: 

  • This form has been submitted by the appropriate deadline.
  • The field-trip destination is local (i.e., within Hampshire, Hampden, or Franklin Counties).
  • The faculty member proposing the trip has sought funding from other sources before applying and has not been successful in obtaining full funding. (Funding provided by the provost's office can be used to supplement funds obtained from other sources.) 
  • The field trip’s cost per person does not exceed $60.00.   
  • Two or more faculty members coordinate the trip as part of their courses, so some costs are reduced and more students can benefit. 

Please carefully review the information on the field trip guide page regarding giving advance notice to students and transportation expectations to and from the college. 

Policies concerning risk management for students' travel away from the campus can be found here. Questions regarding risk management and the travel policy should be directed to Janna Behrens in the Office of Global Education.

All other questions should be directed to Polly Devereux in the Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty. 

I have consulted with my ADC about planning a field trip
Is the trip required or optional?
Select the type of travel:
For local trips with fewer than eighteen students, please reserve college vehicles. For all trips that include a meal, please consider taking packed lunches/dinners from Val.
When is the trip taking place?
Does your department have restricted gifts that can be used for class field trips?

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