Boundary Waters College Outdoor Orientation

New students joining Vermilion are eligible to take part in a one-of-a-kind outdoor orientation into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! Sign up to join us today!

Boundary Waters College Outdoor Orientation 2024 invite

Introducing Minnesota North College – Vermilion


The Vermilion Campus is located in beautiful Ely, Minnesota.

We pride ourselves on our strong academic programs, our athletic experiences that we offer, our many and diverse student clubs, and of course, our friendly and helpful staff and faculty.

Our campus serves a total of about 700 students – 600 on campus and the rest online or at other sites. Our student body is made up of about 68 % male and 32 % female, with most of our students attending full time. The majority of our students are from the Midwest, yet we have international students as well – this year from countries as far away as Australia and Japan.

Minnesota North Vermilion costs are affordable, and we provide a living experience right on campus. You may prefer to live in the residence hall and not have to go outside during the winter months, or you may prefer to have a brisk wake-up call as you walk to classes from your Timber Ridge or college apartment. Either way, we can meet your needs.

Campus Hours of Operation

Vermilion Campus is open Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The campus is closed on Sundays.

Contact Information

1900 E. Camp St.
Ely, MN 55731


The United States and Minnesota Constitutions’ guarantee all individuals the right to the freedom of expression. In recognition of its status as a public institution of higher learning, Minnesota North College at the Vermilion Campus, identifies the area in front of the Main Entrance as the area open to the public for the free expression of ideas during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. without prior approval and without the requirement of a use agreement or fee. Any and all related activities cannot impede individuals from coming or going through this area, in other words a reasonable walkthough path must be maintained at all times.

In most cases, it is preferable for an individual or group, be they a Minnesota North College affiliated or not, to follow the scheduling procedures identified in this Policy to ensure the free expression zone is available at a time when an individual or group wish to make use of it. Moreover, scheduled use of a free expression zone supersedes any unscheduled use of the property. Nevertheless, subject to reasonable time, place and manner restrictions, an individual or group may make use of a free expression zone when otherwise not in use or scheduled for use by another individual or group. Minnesota North College encourages the college community to be tolerant of those exposing different points of view while taking advantage of the opportunities to express themselves and be exposed to new ideas.

All other areas indoors and outdoors must follow the college reservation approval process including facility use agreements or fees as appropriate.