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Fall 2020 Reopening

» Read our Campus Reopening Plan » Check out the Reopening FAQ Recent Updates Sep 16: Public Health Alert Follow-up Sep 8: Campus Health Update Aug 25: Additional 2020 Fall Athletics Update Aug 19: Reasonable Accommodation Needs Aug 18: Campus Health Update Aug 12: Campus Reopening Plan & FAQ Aug 7: Returning Student Townhall July

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Fall Festival 2020 Canceled

The Northland College Office of Alumni Relations has decided to cancel Fall Festival 2020. The annual celebration of alumni and friends of Northland College was originally scheduled for September 24 – 26, with activities planned throughout the weekend. “This was a difficult decision to make. Fall Festival has become a tradition for our Northland family,

Wheeler Hall building on campus

Northland Graduates Class of 2020, Prepares for Future


In November 2019, I was appointed the fifteenth president of Northland College, after having served as the College’s chief operating officer for a little more than a year. Among my many duties as president, the most vital have been sustaining the College’s academic, financial and facilities infrastructures; reaffirming our vibrant mission around environmental responsibility and

Joel Glickman online course

The Unfinished Symphony in our 2020 Pandemic

On March 13 when it became real that we would not have any spring concerts it was a big hit to the soul. One thing that every director loves is the final product, the coming together, the last production…..The Concert. It is the chance to have all the hours of practice and preparation be put together

Northland College convocation

Class of 2020

Welcoming 222 New Students

Northland College officially welcomed more than two-hundred new students Friday, September 9 with a ceremonial walk, convocation address, and Everybody Party, sponsored by the Northland College Student Association. Drummer Stevie Matier led the Class of 2020, pounding a Lambeg drum from northern Ireland, over Bay City Creek, across the Fenenga bridge, to the campus mall, where students,…  Read More

Everybody Party

Northland Welcomes the Class of 2023

Convocation and the Everybody Party

Northland College welcomed one of the largest classes of students in celebratory fashion. Under blue skies and sunshine, Drummer Stevie Matier led 215 or more new students across Fenenga Bridge to the campus mall. Students each carried a stone embossed with their name in their hand—many gathered during their Outdoor Orientation trips in previous weeks—to

Yearbook photo of Don Chase

2019 Alumni Awards Announced

The Northland College Alumni Awards Program has announced the 2019 alumni awards plus the addition of one honorary alumnae. Don Chase ‘62, Lifetime Achievement Award This award was created to fit the incredible dedication and persistence of Don Chase ’62. Don has served Northland College for more than sixty years in a variety of roles.

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TWA Selects 2019 Wolf Awareness Poster Art

The Timber Wolf Alliance announced it has selected the work of Diane Versteeg for its 2019 Wolf Awareness Week poster. Versteeg’s work was selected in 2004, as well. Versteeg of Spokane, Washington, has worked as an animal keeper in zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, and animal shelters for more than forty years. She started sketching in her free time in the early

SONWA children's winning book covers

SOEI Announces Best in Children’s Nature Books 2018

SONWA Children's Book Awards

The Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award committee has awarded author Sigrid Schmalzer and illustrator Melanie Linden Chan top prize in children’s literature for Moth and Wasp, Soil and Ocean: Remembering Chinese Scientist Pu Zhelong’s Work for Sustainable Farming. The awards, given for best nature writing in 2018, were announced today in time for Earth