Luther’s central campus, situated on nearly 200 acres of limestone bluff country, comprises eight major academic buildings, seven residence halls, one village of townhouses, a state-of-the-art athletic complex—including a brand-new aquatic center—and a bustling student union. At the heart of it all sits Bentdahl Commons, a campus green that acts as a gathering space for the Luther community. Connected by curving sidewalks, Luther’s central campus has the distinction of reflecting historic landscape design, mapped in the early 1900s by renowned architect Jens Jensen.
The college owns nearly 800 additional acres of natural areas that include woodlands, floodplains, prairies, marshes, and the Upper Iowa River. These areas, tied together by a five-mile hiking trail, not only offer recreation; they also provide students with outdoor laboratories.
If you’re not able to visit in person, take a photo or virtual tour to learn part of the reason why 2,500 students and more than 700 faculty and staff members choose to be part of the Luther community.