Geosciences majors at TTU participate in a wide variety of activities. Most classes go on at least one field trip, and some have several opportunities to do so. Research in the Geosciences usually involves being outdoors, so students often find themselves spending themselves spending a lot of their time outside.
Geoconclave is a Geology competition between TTU, MTSU, UTK, APSU, and UTM. The students participate in a variety of technical and non-technical events, including: the Rock Hammer Throw, the Geode Roll, Mineralogy tests, Rock ID, and many, many others. Points are awarded to the team from each school depending on the outcome of each competition. The last competition is the Rock Bowl--a geology based quiz bowl, which takes place at the last night of Conclave. The overall winner is decided by which team has the most overall points is declared the overall winner. The team who wins the Rock Bowl receives a separate trophy, but the points from the Rock Bowl count towards the overall total. TTU Geo majors have usually do very well in this competition, having won the overall award the majority of the 20-odd years that the competition has taken place.