Church Group Visits

Come and join a faith-driven community in a beautiful setting.

The Luther community is devoted to developing a vibrant living and learning environment. As a college of the church, we seek to serve congregations by providing opportunities for learning, fellowship, and growth in the scenic Oneota River Valley.

Whether your high school youth group is beginning the college search process, your confirmation program or church council needs a retreat location, or your seniors group is interested in Norwegian culture, Luther can provide a community-building experience for people of all ages.

Rich opportunities are available throughout the year and vary with the patterns of the academic year. Let us help you arrange your own unique visit! An online visit registration form is available, or for more information, please contact the Office for College Ministries at (563) 387-1271 or ministry@luther.edu. Options for a visit include, but are not limited to:

College Search

Experience what it's like to be a Luther student:

  • Campus Tour
  • Interaction with Current Students
  • Admissions Presentation
  • Admissions Visit Events
  • Visit a Class
  • Faculty Appointments
  • Dine in the College Cafeteria
  • Overnight Lodging Available
  • On-Campus Events, Concerts, or Plays

Experience Fellowship

Use our classrooms or campus for educational, devotional, and group-building activities:

On-Campus Recreation

Enjoy a variety of season-appropriate activities on and around Luther's campus such as:

  • Swimming
  • 18 Hole Disc Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Racquetball
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Broomball

Off-Campus Exploration

Beyond Luther's campus, Decorah and surrounding areas provide many opportunities for learning and adventure.

  • Decorah Eagle's Nest
  • Campfires
  • Biking
  • Decorah Area Parks
  • Ice Cave
  • Trout Hatchery
  • Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
  • Pinter's Gardens and Pumpkin Patch
  • Effigy Mounds (Marquette, Iowa)
  • Pikes Peak (McGregor, Iowa)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (Burr Oak, Iowa)

To schedule a visit or for more information, please contact the Office for College Ministries at (563) 387-1271.

An online visit registration form is also available. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our community!