The Luther College Visit Experience

Life in the valley is amazing, on campus and beyond. See it for yourself — we promise it'll be worth the trip.

Summer Preview Week, June 24–28

Join us for a day in beautiful Decorah, Iowa, with a campus tour, an info session, and a complimentary lunch in our cafeteria. You can even add an overnight stay in one of our residence halls. It’s the best way to get your first taste of life at Luther College.


Students walk on campus

Design Your Day at Luther

You have options! Make your visit unique, fun, and above all meaningful by choosing activities that speak to you.

Individual and group visits both give you an up-close look at Luther, from student life to academics to co-curricular activities.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

  • Taking a tour of campus.
  • Meeting a faculty or coach one-on-one.
  • Enjoying a complimentary meal.
  • Visiting a class or music rehearsal.
  • An in-depth review of scholarships, financial aid, and admissions.
  • Overnight visits on select dates.

Tell us what you’re looking for. Your college search deserves our best, and we’re ready to deliver.


Explore Your Visit Options

Looking for a custom visit experience? Start here. All visits include a campus tour, admissions and scholarship info, and lunch. Want more? Add a classroom visit, faculty meeting, audition, coach meeting, even an overnight stay! Just let us know—we’ll set everything up.

  • Type: Individual
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Availability: Most weekdays. Several arrival time options.

Select a date from the Visit Portal

These small group events offer two arrival times for your convenience. Add a full campus tour, lunch, and a Q&A session with an Admissions rep, and you have a perfect Saturday on campus. Plus, you’ll have the afternoon free to enjoy Decorah, one of America’s best small college towns.

  • Type: Small group (5-15)
  • Duration: 2-4 hours
  • Availability: Select Saturdays during the school year

Fall 2024 – Registration Opens Soon! Save the Date!

  • Saturday, September 14, 2024
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • Saturday, November 2, 2024
  • Saturday, December 7, 2024

Select a date from the Visit Portal

We offer a variety of events throughout the year. Options include Academic Showcase Day, Explore Luther Days, Spring Preview Day (for high school juniors), and Transfer Visit Day—each a unique experience. Special events also include our Christmas at Luther Visit Day and Scholar Recognition Day (for admitted students).

  • Type: Larger Group (20+)
  • Duration: 3-5 hours
  • Availability: Select days year-round

Registration Open NOW

  • June 24-28, 2024 – Summer Preview Week (Private College Week at Luther)

Registration Open Soon

  • Friday, August 1, 2024 – Norse Athletic Showcase Day
  • Friday, September 27, 2024 – Explore Luther Day

Select a date from the Visit Portal

We’d love to host a group visit from your high school or organization!

We’ll customize a visit to feature what your students need. Options include campus tours, info sessions on scholarships and admissions, student ambassador panels, and more. Have a special interest in visual or performing arts? The sciences? We can create amazing experiential learning visits just for your students.

  • Type: Group (5-50; high school juniors and seniors)
  • Duration: 1-3 hours
  • Availability: By request on select days throughout the year.

Organization Visit Request Form

The Value of a College Visit

There are many ways to measure what a campus visit is worth – personal connections, a sense of place, a vision of the path ahead. That’s the core.

We’ve added one more: The Luther College Campus Visit Award, a renewable $1,000 scholarship for prospective students who attend an eligible visit prior to enrolling. When you invest your time, attention, and resources in a campus visit, we begin our investment in you.


Living in Decorah, Iowa

Going to Luther is synonymous with living in beautiful Decorah. Your professors live here, and so do 1,000+ alumni. Decorah is a hidden gem that lies in the Driftless Region. It’s a beautiful environment of rolling hills, sandstone bluffs, waterfalls, and spring-fed creeks. And the community of Decorah is just as unique and inviting as the landscape. See why we are proud to call Decorah our home.

Admissions Office

Luther College
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone: 563-387-1287