2019-20 Academic Calendar (tentative)

This calendar is tentative and is subject to change. 

If you have questions concerning dates on this calendar, please contact the Luther College Registrar’s Office at (563) 387-1167 or [email protected].

Fall Semester 2019

Monday, August 26 – 30
Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 29 - 30
Faculty days
Saturday, August 31
First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 31 - September 3
Orientation of new students
Sunday, September 1
Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 4
Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 13
Last day to add full semester classes
TBD
Family Weekend
Tuesday, October 1
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
TBD
Homecoming
Friday, October 18
End of first half of semester
Saturday, October 19 - 23
Fall vacation
Friday, November 1
Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W" and last day to drop Senior Projects without record
Monday, November 25
Last day to withdraw from Senior Projects with a "W"
Wednesday, November 27 - December 1
Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 5 - 8
Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 13
Last day of classes
Saturday, December 14
Reading day
Monday, December 16 - 19
Final examinations

January Term 2020

Monday, January 6
Classes begin
Wednesday, January 29
End of term

Spring Semester 2020

Wednesday, February 5
Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 14
Last day to add full semester classes
Tuesday, March 3
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
Friday, March 20
End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 21 - 29
Spring Vacation
Tuesday, April 7
Last day to withdraw from full semester class with "W" and last day to drop Senior Projects without record
Friday, April 10 - 13
       Easter Vacation
Monday, April 27
Last day to withdraw from Senior Projects with a "W"
Friday, May 8
Student Research Symposium
Friday, May 15
Last day of classes
Saturday, May 16
Reading day
Monday, May 18 - 21
Final examinations
Sunday, May 24
Commencement

Summer 2020

Monday, June 1
Summer session I begins
TBD
New student registration
Friday, June 26
Summer session I ends
Monday, June 29
Summer session II begins
Friday, July 24
Summer session II ends