Part of being a premier program is ensuring that the facilities and access to the best resources are available to our students and researchers.

The Department of Geography occupies a historic building in Derby Hall and enjoys innovative spaces that are significant points of pride for our programs.

  • The Geography Instructional Labs are each equiped with 50 state-of-the-art workstations, enabling students to complete assigned GIS and spatial analysis projects using the most up-to-date GIS software. These labs also serves our Atmospheric Sciences students with their climatology/meteorology courses, gives students experience interpreting data for weather classes, and provides access to our Twister weather data website.
  • The GIS Laboratory, a 20 workstation facility, gives graduate students a separate area for research and computer use.
  • The Integrated Paleoenvironmental Laboratory equipment and workspace is devoted to recreating climate data from lake core samples.
  • The Undergraduate Resource Room provides a fully equipped facility for Geography, GIS, and Atmospheric Sciences undergraduates to hang out and study. This is where the undergraduate Meteorology Club and Geography Club have their gathering place.
  • The Department has a 48 seat lecture hall and two 25 seat classroom/meeting rooms equipped with the latest A/V setup including touch screen controls, available GB networked PC workstation, Blue-ray player, laptop hookup hdmi/vga, HD projection, and cameras for connecting the outside world with us.
  • The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA), which partners with Geography researchers to conduct research on urban and regional issues, contributes expertise to analysis at the city, state, regional, national, and international scales.