Rent Our Facilities

The Field Station facilities are available for use by outside groups for retreats, field research and/or studies, etc. Examples of groups that have used the facilities are the University of Georgia’s Honors Field trip in Anthropology and Geology, Westminster High Schools from Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Forest Service, Southern Baptist Student Union, Boy Scouts Webelos, and others.

Arrangements must be made in advance, and proof of liability insurance is required. (Details of required coverage will be provided at time of inquiry.)

Please see the chart below for fees associated with staying at our facility. Please note: Room and Board costs have been broken down for your information, these costs are not optional. If you are interested in renting one or more of our buildings for a whole day or a few hours, contact us to get accurate pricing for your visit. Give Mark Toensing (general manager, IUGFS) a call at 406-287-3323 to schedule a tour of the campus.

Contact us for more information about renting our facilities

Cost Information

Description Non-Profit Private Industry
 Student dorm   $20.00   $45.00   $75.00
 Student dorm with linen fee   $25.00   $50.00   $80.00
 Faculty housing   $55.00   $85.00   $160.00
BOARDING COST* (per day)
    $25.00   $25.00   $40.00
INTERNET (per day/per group)
    $12.00   $12.00   $12.00
PRINTING COSTS** (per page)
  B/W printing and copying   $0.05   $0.05   $0.10
  Color printing and copying   $0.42   $0.42   $0.60
  Posters and large format maps   $2.00   $2.00   $5.00

*Boarding Cost is a fee that includes classroom and lodge use, computer laboratory use, preparation of meals and incidentals. This fee is based on the costs associated with maintaining and ultimately replacing/updating furniture, equipment and electronic devices.

**Printing Costs are fees associated with the preparation of maps and educational materials. The figures assume a total page amount for a project description handout and a student response with some color figures. Field maps are plotted on heavy card stock for durability and posters and large format maps are given as a per foot charge assuming a plotter width of 42 inches.

Non-Profit groups are those that are identified by the IRS as a 501c(3).

contact information

department of earth and atmospheric sciences
indiana university
1001 e. 10th st. bloomington in 47405

phone: 812-855-1475


field station address:
633 s. boulder road, cardwell, montana 59721
phone: 406-287-3528