MUGS 2022Midwest Undergraduate Geography Symposium

MUGS 2022 Conference Theme: Future Geographers and Geographies

Gustavus Adolphus College welcomes geographers from the region for an in-person celebration of the wonderful work undergraduate students are conducting across a wide range of topics and institutions. This year, the conference seeks to explore the future of geography and geographers. Given the multiple crises that afflict us all at varying degrees, it seems crucial that we create critical spaces of reflection to help us collectively imagine more just futures. 

To that end, the conference will feature a panel with alumni where recent geography graduates will share what they have done with their geography degrees. This will potentially stimulate a conversation about the future of geographers and other geographies. In addition, we also welcome paper presentations and posters to highlight the amazing work you are all doing. All topics, not just those directly connected to the conference theme, are welcome.

Covid-19 precautions: Masking indoors will be required. Social distancing during lunch will be encouraged.

MUGS 2022 Schedule
Saturday, April 23, 2022, Nobel Hall, Gustavus Adolphus College

  • 9:00 - 9:15am Check-in / Registration / Welcome (Nobel Hall, 1st Floor, North Atrium) Payment for registered guests will be expected at the time of check-in.
  • 9:20 - 10:40am Session I
  • 10:50 - 11:20am Poster Session & Session II
  • 11:30 - 12:30pm Panel Session with Alumni (Nobel 2220, Wallenberg Auditorium) Q&A session - Submit a question
  • 12:30 - 1:20pm Bag Lunch - (Registered guests may pick up their lunch bag in Nobel Hall, North Atrium) Dining alfresco in the Arb is welcome
  • 1:40 - 3:00pm Session III 

Panel Session w/Alumni Zoom Link

MUGS Full Schedule (Abstracts Included) 


MUGS 2022 Planning Committee

Joaquin Villanueva 
Chair, Department of Geography

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Aviva Meyerhoff '22 | Andrew Gasperlin '22 | Kendra Held '22

Day-Of Questions or Concerns? Please Email or Call 

Special thanks to Judy Helmeke, Administrative Assistant for the Department of Geography & Chemistry

Questions? Submit Registration