Schedule of Events

Family Weekend 2017 is September 22-24. Scroll down to see a tentative schedule, and check back throughout the summer for updates.

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Friday, Sept. 22

9:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.

Luther Book Shop open Dahl Centennial Union, main floor

10:30 a.m.

Chapel Center for Faith and Life (CFL), Main Hall

Preacher:                              Music: Norsemen

12:30 p.m.

Women's Golf hosts Luther Invitational at Oneota Golf and Country Club

Saturday, Sept. 23

Information

Visitors can pick up a schedule of events and information about area attractions in the Dahl Centennial Union Lobby, 9:00 a.m.-noon.

Cafeteria Dahl Centennial Union, lower level
Continuous service from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Marty’s Dahl Centennial Union, lower level
Short-order items, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Nordic Brew Dahl Centennial Union, lower level
Espresso drinks, gourmet pastries, ice cream, 7:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m.-noon

Parents Council fall meeting various campus locations
For members of Luther's Parents Council.

9:00 a.m.

Women's Golf hosts Luther Invitational at Oneota Golf and Country Club

9:00-10:30 a.m.

Tentative Luther trails hike meet in front of Dahl Centennial Union
Come for a leisurely hike on the trail system through Luther's native habitats, including oak woodlands and tallgrass prairies.  Student interns will talk about the stewardship work they do to maintain and improve the quality of our natural areas, including tree plantings, prairie and woodland management, and ongoing projects such as non-native invasive species control.  A great hike for those who want to enjoy the fall weather and native habitats in Iowa's driftless region.  Wear footwear appropriate for light hiking.

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

The Admissions Office Visitor Center is on the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union. September 23 is a Preview Day; email [email protected] for more information.

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Luther Book Shop open Dahl Centennial Union, main floor

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Tentative Vesterheim Museum open 502 W. Water St., Decorah
Vesterheim Museum invites Luther families to come and see the collection that began at Luther in 1877. Admission is always free for Luther students, faculty, and staff, and for museum members. There will be a guided tour of the buildings in the Open Air Division at 10:30 a.m., and from 1-3 p.m. the buildings will be open with docents available to answer questions and talk about the exhibitions. Folk art demonstrations will include rosemaling, woodworking, weaving, spinning, and knitting. All demonstrators are Luther alumni, current students, and faculty or staff.

11:00 a.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

11:00 a.m.-noon

Tentative A story book comes to life Dahl Centennial Union, Book Shop lobby
Luther education students dressed as storybook characters will read from their favorite children's books. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.

12:15-4:15 p.m.

Kayak/Canoe Trips on the Upper Iowa River. Sponsored by Luther's Recreational Services department. Check back in late August for sign-up details.

12:30 p.m.

Concert Band and Jazz Orchestra concert CFL Main Hall

1:00 p.m

Football vs. University of Dubuque

1:00 p.m.

Men's soccer vs. Nebraska Wesleyan

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Reception for First-Generation College Students and Families Center for the Arts Atrium
Enjoy treats and beverages and the opportunity to share in community at this event. President Paula J. Carlson and Dean Corey Landstrom will offer a welcome. Students will receive invitations by email.

2:30 p.m.

Treats, texts, and treasures: a scavenger hunt Preus Library
Participate in a Reformation-themed library scavenger hunt, win prizes, and enjoy delicious treats at Preus Library.

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ballroom/Swing Dance Club Regents Center, East Gym
Come see what's new in competitive and social dance at Luther's ballroom/swing dance club showcase event. Join in the fun with some social dancing and a short lesson.

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Senior class reception Dahl Centennial Union, Peace Dining Room
All seniors and their families are invited to this informal event, which has become a tradition for the Luther community. Invitations with RSVP instructions will be sent in August to parents and students.

5:30 p.m.

Tentative Catholic Mass Baker Commons
Presider: Father Phillip Gibbs, Luther College chaplain and St. Benedict Church, Decorah, pastor

7:00 p.m.

Family Weekend concert CFL Main Hall
The premiere of several campus vocal and instrumental groups:

  • Collegiate Chorale
  • Cathedral Choir
  • Aurora (first-year women)
  • Norsemen (first-year men)
  • Cantorei
  • Wind and Percussion Ensemble
  • Varsity Band

8:30-10:00 p.m.

Soda Shoppe and Jazz Night Dahl Centennial Union, Marty's
Purchase ice cream treats served by Luther students. Entertainment provided by Luther Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Band. Sponsored by SAC Special Events.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Information

Cafeteria Dahl Centennial Union, lower level
Continuous service, 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Nordic Brew Dahl Centennial Union, lower level
Espresso drinks, gourmet pastries, ice cream, 7:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Marty’s Dahl Centennial Union, lower level
Short-order items, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Luther Book Shop Dahl Centennial Union, main floor

10:00 a.m.

Family Weekend worship CFL Main Hall
Students, families, and guests are welcome to join the Luther congregation as we celebrate Holy Communion.
Preacher:                                          Music: Nordic Choir

10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Peace Sunday brunch Dahl Centennial Union, second floor
Reservations are recommended; call 563.387.1514. Please check in at the Dahl Centennial Union lobby Sunday after 9:45 a.m. All members of party must be present before you will be seated. Cost: $14.50 for adults; $6.75 for children ages 5-10; no charge for children under age 5; $12 for Luther students. Prices subject to change.

12:15-4:15 p.m.

Kayak/Canoe Trips on the Upper Iowa River. Sponsored by Luther's Recreational Services department. Check back in late August for sign-up details.