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  • Ponzio Campus Center
  • Students at Black Cat Coffeehouse
  • Snowballfight
  • Solar panels at ELLC residence hall
  • Slackline
  • Students studying at fire ring
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You’re not only in the process of picking a college, you’re choosing a community too. Where you end up will impact how you spend your free time, who your friends will be, and how you view the world after college.

The Northland campus culture is laid-back and friendly. We like to think of ourselves as a big family that looks out for one another. Professors, staff, peers, and community members are quick to welcome Northland students into the fold of our north woods community.

Ashland, Wisconsin, a community of just over 8,000 people, is tucked along the south shore of Lake Superior and is just minutes away from the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and a million acres of national forest.

Campus is an easy walk to downtown Ashland where students often hang out at the Black Cat Coffeehouse, the Bay Theater, or the food co-op and farmer’s market.

Of course there’s no shortage of things to do on campus either. Guest lectures, concerts, bonfires, disc golf, fitness center with climbing wall, our annual powwow—we have no doubt that you’ll find your place in our campus community.

Meet Our Students