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Gehl-Mulva Science Center

Explore our cutting-edge Gehl-Mulva Science Center

If you major in the natural sciences at St. Norbert College, you’ll do so in a remarkable space: the Gehl-Mulva Science Center (GMS). This state-of-the-art facility houses the following programs: computer science, physics, math, psychology, geology, biology and chemistry disciplines, as well as the pre-med, pre-dental, pre-engineering, pre-veterinary and pre-pharmacy programs.

What’s here

In addition to classrooms, a large lecture hall, a science gallery and faculty offices, you’ll find 45 teaching/research labs, including a rarely encountered anatomy lab, as well as psychology computer labs and an animal learning lab. Our faculty/student research spaces encourage collaboration, and you’re bound to find a just-right work space in the group lounges or study rooms. (When we built GMS, we wanted to make sure that it was high-tech, but also warm and welcoming.)


Connecting science with art and faith

The GMS atrium offers a breathtaking series of triptych art pieces that celebrate science and the beauty of the natural world while drawing inspiration from the familiar Canticle of Daniel. Next to the atrium, a museum honors a biologist and botanist from the Class of 1916. The Rev. Anselm Keefe, O.Praem., planted nearly 700 trees to create the arboretum the campus is today.


Walking the talk

As good stewards of the earth, we lead by example. GMS was designed to meet best practices in sustainability. The center’s LEED Gold certification reflects a combination of energy efficiency and innovation. Even the rooftop is built to multitask, with a solar water heater, a green roof to offset stormwater runoff and a modern greenhouse. The creation of this high-tech facility was made possible through generous donors, Paul and Carol Gehl and Miriam ’69 and Jim Mulva.


Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

GMS serves as the primary home of MCW’s Green Bay campus. It houses MCW’s community medical education program, composed of classrooms, administrative offices and learning laboratories. Many of our science students interested in postgraduate medical education explore our pre-health science partnerships with MCW, which can save students time and money as they pursue their career goals.


Gallery of SNC students abroad

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Shot of campus from above featuring the Fox River
Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115