Information for Transfer Students

To make your transfer to Luther as smooth as possible, please review the following information for new transfer students.

Registration

Students may transfer to Luther at the beginning of fall semester, January Term, or spring semester. Regardless of when you start, here's what will happen:

  • Once you have deposited, a staff member from the Office of the Registrar will contact you by phone to go over your transcript, review next steps, and answer any questions you may have about registration.
  • Your academic advisor will contact you to set up an advising meeting. You may choose to meet your advisor on campus or register over the phone.

Note: Fall transfer students do not attend the ROAD events.

Campus Housing

Luther is a residential college by design. We believe the best environment for learning is one where students not only study and attend classes on campus, but also live on campus.

Upper-class students have a number of residential community options on campus, including college-owned houses, apartments, and townhouses, or clusters and suites in on-campus residence halls.

Learn more about upper-class housing.

New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is for all new students, including transfer students! You'll have an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and new students from all over the world.

There is a separate orientation guide for transfer students. Of note is that transfer students move in on Sunday, August 27, starting at 11 a.m.

President Carlson invites you to an informal lunch with other new transfer students on Monday, August 28, followed by an information session with representatives from the Registrar’s Office, Health Service, Residence Life, and Financial Services.

Tuesday offers one of the highlights of the week: Desserts in Decorah. You are invited into the Hall Director’s home for a fun meet-and-greet gathering with other transfer students.

Classes start Wednesday, August 30.