Outdoor and Experiential Education Program Partnerships



Western State Colorado University Extended Studies has developed partnerships with quality outdoor wilderness education and other experiential programs to offer college credit. Extended Studies offers students the opportunity to earn credit while participating in valuable experiential learning opportunities provided by our contract partners through field expeditions and cultural exploration, as well as through leadership training and various certifications.

If you are planning to enroll in a course and would like to earn college credit, please click on the individual program link to find registration packets, registration instructions, and other important information.

Are you interested in enrolling in a Gap Semester or Gap Year? Several of our partners provide these programs. Extended Studies can help you use your funds to pay for your experience! Read what's in the news: "The Surprising Way to Use Your 529 Plan"

For general information questions, the quickest way to reach our staff is to send an email to outdoorprograms@western.edu. Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (MST). 

Outdoor Programs Staff Contact Information

Dana M. Miller, Assistant Director of Extended Studies
Outdoor Programs Coordinator and Financial Services

Sarah Mercer, Office /Outdoor Assistant
‚ÄčAnne Squire, Office/Outdoor Assistant
Outdoor Programs Registrations and Grades Management

Mailing Address

Western State Colorado University
Extended Studies, Taylor 303
600 N Adams St
Gunnison, CO  81231

Phone: 970.943.2885
Fax: 970.943.7068
Web: western.edu/outdoorprograms


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