Hatfield Marine Science Center
Live and study on the Oregon coast this summer
Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is a world-renowned research and teaching facility located in Newport, Ore., 56 miles west of the Corvallis campus. The facility's location on the Yaquina Bay estuary is about one mile from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean and provides a gradient from marine to freshwater habitats.
HMSC is adjacent to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, and its visitors center features live, local specimens and research demonstrations.
Summer 2016 schedule of classes
Get your feet wet and your head fully immersed into marine biology by taking courses at Hatfield this summer. Take a look at the full list of course offerings. (Please note that one year of introductory biology is a prerequisite for most of these courses. Other restrictions may apply.)
Courses in the summer marine and environmental studies program at HMSC are designed to provide students with extensive hands-on field study of organisms in their natural habitats, coupled with interactive classroom or hybrid course formats.
This provides flexibility for students with limited time schedules (e.g. teachers and other professionals) with the added benefit of complete immersion in marine-focused topics. Summer term registration begins April 10, and HMSC summer courses start June 20.
Through generous donations, scholarships are available for free or reduced-rate on-site housing during summer term. Students taking summer courses at HMSC can apply for:
- HMSC Summer 2016 Housing Scholarship – funds up to eight students
- Cecil and Martha MacGregor Scholarship in Marine Science – offers up to four housing scholarships
Visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center financial aid webpage for complete details.
The application deadline is May 1, 2016.
How do I register for classes on the coast?
Registering for classes on the coast follows the same steps as does registration for Corvallis campus classes. Review the step-by-step instructions for registering.
Housing and more information
Visit the HMSC summer website for a complete list of summer 2015 courses, detailed course descriptions, housing and scholarship information.
You can also contact HMSC directly at: