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...
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...
Announcing the Microcollege Podcast

Announcing the Microcollege Podcast

This summer Thoreau College launched a new project to spread the word about the many exciting efforts currently underway across the country to rethink and renew education for young people and adults of all ages.  On “Microcollege: The Thoreau College Podcast,” Thoreau...
Who Are Thoreau College Students?

Who Are Thoreau College Students?

Metamorphosis Year #1 Thoreau College – Fall 2021  “Are we really going to throw away the lungs?”  — Amy Yang, TC2021-2022 This unusual question was put to me in deep earnestness this fall by Amy, one of our 2021-2022 Thoreau College Metamorphosis Year...
Walkabout Permaculture August 3-6

Walkabout Permaculture August 3-6

Written by: Garden Juju Collective Thoreau College, Driftless Folk School are offering a 4-day Walkabout Permaculture intensive course this summer 3rd – 6th of August in Wisconsin in collaboration with Bridget O’Brien, Dr Charlie Brennan of Garden Juju...