Catalina Residential College

Expand Your Horizons on Catalina Island

The Wrigley Institute Catalina Residential College, based at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, is your campus-away-from-campus for learning about the environment and sustainability. We offer residential courses on a variety of topics, with a focus on interdisciplinary and hands-on learning for future environmental leaders. Sound like you? Explore our offerings to get started!

A group of smiling Environmental Studies students walks onto the beach on Catalina Island
Student in Kayak

Climate Careers Spring Break

Get an inside look at “green” jobs in Los Angeles, capped off by a relaxing overnight at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.

Dates and cost:
March 14-17, 2023
$75 (financial aid is available)

a line of Environmental Studies students stands in a field on a Catalina Island hillside with the ocean in the background an elevated view of Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California


Our Maymester program is an immersive, four-week living/learning experience that couples specialized coursework with interdisciplinary learning. Students register for and attend core classes on the island but also collaborate across disciplines on projects and explore Catalina as a group.

2022 dates: TBA
Cost: Included in spring tuition, but with additional costs for room and board (significant financial aid is available)