Welcome to the San Francisco State Sierra Nevada Field Campus

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See Summer 2022 offerings here! Registration is open now.

San Francisco State University's Sierra Nevada Field Campus is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of the biological diversity, geosciences, hydrology, astronomy, plein air art and written word in the Gold Lakes Basin and Sierra Valley regions of the Sierra Nevada through education and research. Classes and workshops are open to the general public from early June to mid-August, with online registration opening each year in January.  Students enjoy rustic accommodations and tasty meals, or may opt to stay off campus.

SNFC is set at 5500', near the spectacular Sierra Buttes and Lakes Basin, a short drive from Sierra Valley. The North Yuba River flows through the campus, treating visitors to glimpses of river otters, American Dippers and a myriad of other local inhabitants.


California State University Vaccination Policy:
All individuals who access Campus/Programs must be Fully Vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, as defined by CSU policy, subject to the terms and limited Exemptions described in this policy, as well as comply with Other Safety Measures established on each campus. Read the CSU policy here.