Hopkins Marine Station is Stanford's academic outpost on the shore of Monterey Bay, the place to come if you want to learn about marine biology. Open to all majors at all levels, our courses cover topics ranging from molecular biology to ecology and conservation. Many include labs and field trips, and all take advantage of the Station's location, here at the edge of the ocean.

Come down for an exciting quarter, or plan your whole major around Hopkins.


Spring/Summer 2023

Applications open in January 2023.

Spring Quarter at Hopkins: [Priority 2/1/23]

Summer Quarter: Ecology and Conservation of Kelp Forest Communities [Priority 3/15/2023]

REEFS Research Grants: [Due 2/15/23] For more information, see undergraduate Research Opportunities.

Housing Application: If you are interested in living in university housing in Monterey, you need to submit a housing application. 

Questions? Email: abbymc [at]

Want the inside scoop from our HMS Undergraduate AmbassadorsContact Erika Hunting: ehunting [at] or Lilah McCormick: lilahm [at]