2015-16 Academic Calendar

If you have questions concerning dates on this calendar, please contact the Luther College Registrar’s Office at (563) 387-1167 or registrar@luther.edu.

Fall Semester 2015

Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28
Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 27 – Friday, August 28
Faculty days
Saturday, August 29
First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 1
Orientation of new students
Sunday, August 30
Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 2
Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 11
Last day to add full semester classes and due date of incomplete grades from previous semester
Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27
Family Weekend
Tuesday, September 29
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
Friday, October 16 - Sunday, October 18
Homecoming
Saturday, October 10 – Wednesday, October 14
Fall vacation
Friday, October 23
End of first half of semester
Friday, October 30
Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W"
Tuesday, November 24
Senior projects due by 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, November 29
Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6
Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 11
Last day of classes
Saturday, December 12
Reading day
Monday, December 14 – Thursday, December 17
Final examinations

January Term 2016

Monday, January 4
Classes begin
Wednesday, January 27
End of term

Spring Semester 2016

Thursday, February 4
Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 12
Last day to add full semester classes and due date of incomplete grades from previous semester
Tuesday, March 1
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
Friday, March 18
End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 19 – Monday, March 28
Spring/Easter vacation
Tuesday, April 5
Last day to withdraw from full semester class with"W"
Wednesday, April 27
Senior projects due by 5 p.m.
Friday, May 6
Student Research Symposium (no classes)
Tuesday, May 10
Senior recognition convocation
Friday, May 13
Last day of classes
Saturday, May 14
Reading day
Monday, May 16 – Thursday, May 19
Final examinations
Sunday, May 22
Commencement

Summer 2016

Tuesday, May 31
Summer session I begins
TBD
New student registration
Friday, June 24
Summer session I ends
Monday, June 27
Summer session II begins
Friday, July 22
Summer session II ends