University of California, Santa Barbara in SupervolcanoEdit
Rob Ferguson attended UCSB where he received a degree in engineering. His brother Marshall followed him to the campus but found engineering too difficult so changed his major to history, then film studies and finally creative writing. As his academic adviser, Selma Rosenblatt commented, he was quite diligent at his efforts to stick around rather than graduate.
Eventually, Marshall accumulated enough hours and course units to be required to graduate, which he did in June, the year after the Yellowstone Supervolcano had erupted. The graduation ceremony was attended by his father, Colin and stepmother, Kelly.