BioLaunch Events and Field Trips

Panoramic view of the Bodega Marine Lab

Fostering Community

The BioLaunch program offers undergraduates many ways become familiar with the College of Biological Sciences community during their first year on campus. Through field trips, student-faculty lunches and other events, we provide a foundation for success.

Learn more about your Cohort group

  • The Freshman Fall Welcome brunch introduces all freshmen to their cohort groups. Share a meal with fellow students and listen to guest speakers. 
  • The Transfer Fall Welcome and Research Lab Fair provides a similar community-building opportunity for transfer students and features guest researchers from labs across campus. 
  • Weekly student-faculty lunches provide opportunities to meet with CBS faculty in small groups. Use the time to ask questions about life as a scientist, discover research opportunities on campus and learn how a biological sciences degree can impact your career.
  • The Bodega Marine Lab field trip gives students a chance to tour the research station at Bodega Bay and get a first-hand perspective from facility scientists. You can also participate in the Lake Tahoe Snapshot Day, an event in mid-May where students help conduct water quality sampling and habitat assessments.