Five College Consortium

Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program


Campus Office Hours

Certificate Advising Office Hours/Initial Meetings (to begin certificate work)
Office hours will be held at each campus throughout the semester. Please email for meeting availability. Please bring or have access to a copy of your transcript for your initial meeting.

LECTURES, Presentations, and Info sessions

Sea Education Association Info:

Amherst College, Monday October 17th
What: Info table
Where: Keefe Campus Center Atrium
When: 10:30am-1:30pm

Smith College, Tuesday October 18th
What: Info Table
Where: Campus Center, ground level by Cafe
When: 10:30am- 2pm
What: Info Session
Where: CEEDS, Wright Hall 005
When: 12pm-1pm
Mount Holyoke College, Wednesday October 19th
What: Info Table
Where: Blanchard Campus Center
When: 10am-2pm
What: Info Session
Where: 210 Skinner Hall
When: 4:30pm-6pm
UMass Amherst, Thursday October 20th
What: Info Table
Where: Campus Center Concourse
When: 10am-2pm

FCCMS Student Summer Research Symposium
October 24, 2016 (Monday) at 6:30 pm
University of Massachusetts

Morrill 2, room 222
(refreshments will be served)

Students will present their research findings and internship experiences as Five College-funded interns working at marine labs nationwide. If you are thinking of applying for an FCCMS internship, this is a good opportunity to find out what it is really like.

FCCMS Spring Symposium and Reception
April 13, 2017 (Thursday) 4:00-6:00 pm
Amherst College Alumni House

(refreshments will be served)

Certificate students will present their independent research posters.

Past Events:

Can freshwater invertebrate invaders replace the function of lost biodiversity?
March 29, 2016 (Tuesday), 4:15
Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland L2
Dianna Padilla, PhD
Dept. of Ecology and Evolution
Stony Brook University
Co-sponsored by MHC Biology and FCCMS

Larval fish ecology, from the Sargasso Sea to the pond over yonder
March 25, 2016 (Friday), 4 pm
UMass, Morrill 2, room 222
Joel Llopiz, PhD
Dept. of Biology
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Sponsored by UMass Organismic Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program

Poster Help Session (senior and junior certificate students only)
March 2, 2016 (Wednesday) from 5-7 pm
UMass Morrill, room TBD
Pizza dinner provided
Session will cover poster design/layout, content, data analysis and display, with time for individual questions about your poster.
RSVP required:
Hybridization in Shallow Seas: Lessons from Fucus and Zostera
March 1st
4:15 (refreshments at 4 pm)
Mount Holyoke College, Cleveland L2
James Coyer, PhD
Assistant Director of Academic Programs
Shoals Marine Lab