Koren Hall, dedicated in 1921, was named in honor of Ulrik Vilhelm Koren (1826-1910), who was one of the founders and leaders of Luther College. The building housed the Koren Library until 1969. Major renovation was undertaken in 1987-88, and the building is now devoted to classrooms and faculty offices for the following Departments:

  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology/Archaeology (The third-floor archaeology resource center is the largest in Iowa.)
  • Education
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Women and Gender Studies

Koren Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.