Field Period Resources
Due to the global impact of COVID-19 several changes have been implemented for the Summer 2020 through Summer 2021 Field Period terms:
Experiences with companies or organizations can occur virtually or in-person. In-person experiences will be at the students' own risk and students agree to follow the recommendations and guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Students will be able to complete virtual Project-Based experiences of appropriate academic rigor for Field Period credit. Check out the COVID-19 Alternatives tab for details.
Keuka College cannot support experiences abroad for Field Period credit if that country has a Level 3 or Level 4 travel advisor in place by the Department of State. International students can still choose to do experiences in their home countries.
Field Period is an annual, self-designed experience that gives students a chance to explore their interests. Field Period can be an internship, observation, cultural experience, community service project, artistic endeavor or spiritual-based exploration.
Summer 2021 Deadlines
Field Period Course Proposals Due in Handshake
April 16, 2021
Field Period Approvals Due in Handshake
April 30, 2021
Summer Field Period Term
May 24 — August 27, 2021
Field Period Made Easy
We know the Field Period process can be a lot - and we're here to help you every step of the way. Refer to the PDF on the left for links to help you navigate this process.
About Field Period
A Field Period course proposal is made up of the learning contract and thank you letter submitted in the Handshake system for approval
About 70% of Keuka College students do Field Period during the January term; 30% do it during the summer
Experiences can be done right in your hometown or across the world for Field Period
Each Field Period is worth 3 academic credits (it may be possible to do two shorter experiences for 1.5 credits)
Field Period requires a minimum of 140 hours — at least 120 on-site and 20 in setting up your experience and completing the reflective assignments
Field Period is a pass/fail course; a passing grade shows up as an "S" for "satisfactory" on your transcript
Refer to your Progress Report under Self-Service in the Portal for specifics on how many and what major requirements you need
Field Period experiences can be paid or unpaid