Students and the Library

In addition to providing support for visiting scholars and participants in its summer programs, the Hong Kierkegaard Library maintains a quiet and open study space, individual offices, public computers for student use, and a 20,000 volume collection of the writings and ideas of Søren Kierkegaard. Our staff and student workers are available to help facilitate student research and help navigate the collection. Sometimes there’s even coffee available in the lounge.

Our summer program for young scholars accepts applications from undergraduate students and is an excellent opportunity for education and scholarship.

Students are welcome and encouraged to watch past lectures hosted by the Kierkegaard library. These lectures can be viewed here.

Casual Kierkegaard Conversations

All students are welcome to attend “Casual Kierkegaard Conversations.” The Hong Kierkegaard Library will be hosting monthly discussions of Kierkegaard’s philosophy and related topics.

Our first meeting will be held in the the lounge outside the Kierkegaard Library sometime this October. The precise time is to be determined. Check back soon!

Come for an engaging discussion, good company, and snacks. We hope to see you there!

The Reed

The Reed: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Existentialism “tries to include various takes on Existentialism (creative writing, literary criticism, visual art, psychological analysis, philosophical and religious discourse) while maintaining a cohesive and intellectual tone.”

If you are an undergraduate interested in submitting a work for publication to The Reed, please send an email attachment to thereed@stolaf.edu. Submissions of writing or artwork from students at any undergraduate institution are welcome.