We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen Luther and can’t wait to meet you!
It’s time for you to start preparing for your life as a Luther student. This summer, the ROAD (Registration Orientation & ADvising) program will guide you along the way.
Note: The ROAD Checklist is only for U.S. students who have made their enrollment deposit. International students and U.S. students living abroad need to follow the instructions provided by the International Admissions Office. Transfer students need to follow the instructions provided by the Registrar’s Office, and you can refer to the Transfer Student Checklist.
At a Glance Dates and Times
- Tuesday, June 6
- Tuesday, June 13
- Wednesday, June 21
- Tuesday, August 15
At your ROAD Virtual Registration and Advising session, you will meet your first-year academic advisor. Along with the Registrar’s Office, your advisor will assist you in choosing and registering for your fall semester courses.
First-Year Fridays are optional on-campus events designed for you and your family to explore Luther’s support resources before your move-in date. You can also submit important documents in person rather than online, if you prefer. Most importantly, you will meet and connect with your classmates of the Luther class of 2027. Participating in FYF will make your transition into college life a bit easier.
Saturday, August 19–Friday, August 25
The Endeavor Together program is designed to bring together a small cohort of incoming first-year students in order to share in fellowship and adventure while building community and preparing for college life.
Saturday, August 26
Students will receive more information in July about the move-in process. A note for student-athletes in fall sports: Some of you will have an earlier move-in date; that information will also be sent to you in July.
Saturday, August 26–Saturday, September 2
Welcome Week is designed to help first-year and transfer students make a successful transition into the Luther community. During this orientation experience, you will:
- Learn more about Luther and the college’s academic and community expectations
- Interact in meaningful ways with other new students, faculty, and staff
- Gain tools and knowledge to help students be successful
- Build a community that will support, respect and protect one another
Wednesday, August 30
September 22–24, 2023
Family Weekend is an ideal time for families to experience Luther College and to explore Decorah. We invite every family to let your student be your host as we gather as a community both on campus and in the surrounding area.
Living in Harmony with a New Roommate
Luther’s Inside College Admissions blog covers many topics. Campus visits, applying for college, getting financial aid, and preparing to arrive at college to name a few. For example, this post discusses practical tips for creating a successful roommate relationship.
Practical Details and Helpful Resources
How to get here
If you’re coming by car, search for “Luther College” in your favorite map app. During the academic year, you may use Luther’s shuttle service, which brings students to and from the nearest public transportation locations in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and Rochester, Minnesota. Tickets are available from Luther’s ticket office.
How to find places to stay in Decorah
The best source on visiting Decorah is https://visitdecorah.com/
How to connect with your classmates and Luther offices
- Luther College Class of 2027 Facebook Group: chat with your new classmates and ask questions, monitored by staff and students from the Admissions Office
- Current Students gateway page: news, events, and information