Undergraduates – Join us for a tour and learn more about our semester programs!

Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

Have you ever wanted to visit the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, at the research facility of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute? If you’re a prospective SMSC student, we’re offering you the chance to see our 3,200-acre facility in Front Royal, Virginia, including our academic buildings and many of our wildlife areas. Plus, we’ll even provide transportation from Fairfax, and a free lunch for students! This is a great way for prospective students to see the facility, and to be able to ask questions about our exciting residential programs in conservation biology.

Shuttles leave from the Fairfax campus just before 10am (meet no later than 9:45) and return around 3pm, or students can meet us in the lobby of the Residence Hall in Front Royal by 11am. The schedule includes a guided van tour of the SCBI facility and many wildlife areas, lunch in our all-you-can-eat Dining Hall, a walking tour of campus, and a program overview by SMSC faculty and staff. Upcoming date options are shown on the registration form linked here:

Registration Form

Please use one registration form per student and select which date you will be able to visit. Parents and others are permitted when space allows, but must pay for their own meals and receive confirmation ahead of time. Email smsc@gmu.edu to request to bring additional guests as space allows. Please note that walk-ins will not be permitted to join the tour, as SCBI is a closed research facility. Space is limited, so please sign up soon!