Field Camp Renovation Project

Smith Lodge viewed to the south in the evening with the Chugwater in the background.

Naming Opportunities

The field camp renovation project is almost complete! However, because we increased the scale of the project beyond initial plans, we still need to raise another $170,000. Naming opportunities are available that will allow you to leave your own legacy on the facility or to make a memorial gift or tribute in honor of someone special. Once project costs are complete, naming gifts will be directed to our long-term endowed field camp fund or our annual operations fund.

For more information contact Michael Gens in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Development Office at 515-294-0921 or

Carl F. Vondra Geology Field Station Naming Opportunities
Space Quantity Gift level per space
West Dormitory Full Building 1 $150,000
East Dormitory Full Building 1 $150,000
Dormitory Bedroom 12 $30,000
Dormitory Porch 2 $25,000
Classroom/Laundry Full Building 1 $100,000
    Classroom 1 reserved
    Laundry/Showers/Bathrooms 1 $50,000
Smith Lodge
    Main Floor Dining Hall/Classroom 1 $150,000
    Kitchen 1 $75,000
    Staff Bedroom (Upstairs) 2 $20,000