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Northland College alumnus Tiffany Kirsten stands with fellow activists along the border of Texas and Mexico

Birds and the Border Wall

…I heard there was a college five hours away that was entirely environmentally focused, I knew I had to go. Northland ended up being the only school I toured and the only school I applied to. I was so in love! My most memorable experience from my time at Northland


Naturalist Stone '04 to speak at Fall Festival

Explore all four seasons in the north woods with Emily Stone ’04, naturalist and education director at the Cable Natural History Museum in Cable, Wisconsin in this multi-media presentation Friday, September 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. Through Stone’s research and unique perspective, you…

Northland College engineering student working on 3D printer

Enterprising Student Turns 3D Hobby into Business

Thomas Whiting attended Ashland High School, where he played basketball. The 6’8” Northland College senior had not considered Northland College in his hometown of Ashland until Coach Scott Sorensen approached him. “I’m glad he did,” Thomas said. “The academics are top-notch and the cost is cut down due to scholarships.”…

Housing & Meal Plans Policies

…of Residential Life. Room changes may be granted at the discretion of the Office of Residential Life. Northland College reserves the right to cancel room reservations if the room is unoccupied by the first day of scheduled classes in each session. Northland College also reserves the right to inspect rooms…


…There are two basic ways to check your Northland email. Select web mail at the bottom of any page on OR you can go directly to When the logon screen loads, sign in with your Northland email address (i.e., then type your password. By receiving a user…

Alumnus Henry Fitzgibbon performs on stage at Northland College

Henry Fitzgibbon ’51 On Broadway

A Life in the Arts

…is the only Northland College alum to have ever performed on Broadway. Add in the stage movements and dance steps, all while singing and speaking—it’s a complicated, nuanced role to play, even with months to practice. And yet, somehow, Fitzgibbon performed it flawlessly before an audience of a few hundred…

Immerse Yourselves

…from your homes by exasperated siblings, you have, in fact, begun a rite of passage over the past weeks that is integral to our culture. You have left family and friends; you have journeyed to Northland; you have experienced some initial challenges on your orientation trips, and this afternoon you…

Deer exclosure-Bayfield County

Wisconsin’s Disappearing Forest

Prof Sarah Johnson researches the botanical realities of deer browse

I’m standing in a northern Wisconsin forest with botanist Sarah Johnson, an associate professor of natural resources and biology at Northland College, where I work. She has been checking text messages from her student researchers, who are working on Outer Island—one of the twenty-two Apostle Islands on Lake Superior that…

Professor Erica Hannickel sits at counter with glass of wine.

How Wine Shaped a Nation


…I didn’t think too much about wine country. Once I moved to Iowa for my PhD, and then to Northland College to teach, I became more conscious of how California had long constructed itself as the fruit and breadbasket of the United States and the world. Q. In what way?…

Northland College summer soccer camp

Youth Soccer Camp

July 25, 2022, 5:30 pmJuly 28, 2022, 7:00 pm

…is designed to help all players, beginner to advanced, develop skills needed to enjoy the game and find success. Our Northland College coaches and players provide players with a wealth of knowledge and positive energy to help continuing to develop the game in the Ashland area! Please be sure to…