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Alumni Reflection – Nanami Nishiyama

Alumni Reflection – Nanami Nishiyama

Nanami Nishiyama came from Japan to participate in the 2023 Thoreau College Spring Semester Program.  Photography by Leeza Gavronsky, Jacob Hundt, and Nanami Nishiyama “What is the rich life for me?”: Finding a compass for my life at Thoreau College Why did I come to...

Support Financial Accessibility for Students

Support Financial Accessibility for Students

As a socially conscious grassroots educational nonprofit, Thoreau College is committed to making our programs financially accessible to all admitted students.  To do this, we use a flexible pledge process that works with students and families to set tuition payments...

2023 in Review

2023 in Review

There is no denying that 2023 has been a hard year here on Planet Earth.  In late May, as Thoreau College was staging our first Summer Field School program with 14 students from across the United States and around the world, the skies turned red and the air became...

Student Body Report – Fall 2023

Student Body Report – Fall 2023

Participation in shared community self-governance is a key part of being a student at Thoreau College. This includes active participation in meetings of the Board of Trustees. The following report from the Thoreau College Student Body was presented to the Thoreau College Board of Trustees.

Theater Making at Thoreau College

Theater Making at Thoreau College

Amongst the myriad of activities which Thoreau College is engaged in at any given time, the last 7 months of college life have certainly seen an uptick in instances of theater-making.  The first ever Viroqua Shakespeare Festival took place last October when the...

Welcome to the New Thoreau College Campus!

Welcome to the New Thoreau College Campus!

At Thoreau College, we have always considered our campus to be Viroqua, Vernon County, and the wider Driftless Region more generally.  Students have lived in several regular residential homes in town that we have rented and equipped with gardens and chicken coops.  We...