Overnight Visits

Be our guest for the night!

We understand that finding the right fit is essential to your college decision. To that end, we encourage you to experience for yourself what it’s really like at Luther by staying overnight with a current student in a residence hall. To assist us in coordinating your overnight stay, please follow these guidelines:

  • Overnight visits are for high school seniors only.
  • Overnight visits are available Sunday through Thursday nights from October through April.
  • You must request your visit at least two weeks in advance.
  • Overnight visits are arranged around our college calendar. We may be unable to accommodate a request due to breaks, holidays, finals, or other busy times.
  • To accommodate as many visitors as possible, we can arrange for you to stay in a residence hall for one night only.

Ready to make your overnight plans? Schedule your visit!

In preparation for your overnight visit, please bring a pillow, sleeping bag, and any other necessities you may have. If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].


Upon registration, all students will be asked to agree to the following overnight policy:

Luther College Office of Admissions Overnight Policy

As a campus guest, Luther College requires that you assume the same responsibility for your actions that Luther students have assumed. When you sign up for an overnight visit, you will be required to indicate that you understand and agree to the statement below. If you do not understand the statement or how it applies to you, please contact the Admissions Office.

I am aware that although Luther College has agreed to host me overnight, neither the Admissions Office nor any other office or personnel of Luther College will be supervising me during my stay on campus. Visiting students, like enrolled students, are responsible for their behavior and are expected to behave as adults within the expectations described below.

I am aware that participants in on-campus visitation programs are required to abide by Federal and State laws, local municipal codes and the policies governing student conduct that all students enrolled at Luther College are expected to follow. I acknowledge that Iowa law prohibits the consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21 years, as well as the use of controlled substances.

Failure to follow these guidelines could result in the notification of campus security, your parents, and the Decorah Police Department.