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Student writing in Ponzio Campus Center


Get ready to dive into the art and craft of writing fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction—from introductory courses to advanced workshops.

Northland College students studied abroad in Iceland. In this photo they are hiking.

Study Abroad

Whatever your interests, you can deepen and expand your education by studying around the world.

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries The Singing Wilderness. The Singing Wilderness, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1956, was Sigurd Olson’s first book, and it was immensely successful, becoming a classic of American nature writing. For Sigurd himself, it was the culmination of a long and hard-fought dream. The journal entries and letters below, along with

Northland College alum Kinsey Neal standing in Lake Superior

Be Bold, Be Radical, Be Respectful

Kinsey Neal '18 on Leadership and Pushing for Change

Major: Sustainable Community Development Employment: Research Assistant, Center for Rural Communities Last Act: Senior Class Commencement Address Hometown: Arlington, Virginia Q. What have you learned about leadership during your time at Northland? A. The most important aspect of leadership is compassion. It’s the only way to understand differences in a meaningful way. When difficult decisions have to…

Northland College students volunteer on the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin

Environmental Stewardship

Northland values sustainability. In everything we do, we consider how it will advance sustainability in all of its forms: health, community, culture, environment, energy, and economy. These mini-systems interact in a larger context. It is from a full-spectrum point of view that we seek to understand, develop, and respond to our institutional goals to support

Todd Rothe standing in kitchen

Northland Announces Food Systems Center

Todd Rothe of Marengo to Manage Center Three years ago, Northland College set a goal to have its cafeteria serve 80 percent local food by 2020. The College did not want to start a farm or to compete with farmers. “We wanted to work with growers to expand the regional food economy,” said President Miller….

Students in Townhouse


Northland offers a handful of distinct living options designed to let you flourish in your home away from home.

Northland College student installing hoop house


Opportunities Learning just got fun. Every Northland student has access to unique courses, quality internships, hands-on experiences, and dedicated mentors. Our graduates leave campus prepared for advanced study, challenging careers, and meaningful lives.