Being Community

Being a community is central to the mission of Luther College. In this time of a global pandemic, we have been called to a new way of being community. This resource is a place for us to educate, learn, and grow toward this ideal. 

Luther is shaped by us.

As a residential college, Luther is a place of intersection. Founded where river, woodland, and prairie meet, we practice joyful stewardship of the resources that surround us, and we strive to be a community where students, faculty, and staff are enlivened and transformed by encounters with one another, by the exchange of ideas, and by the life of faith and learning.

From the Luther College Mission Statement
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We protect each other, heeding the evidence of science, the experiences of healers, and the needs of the most vulnerable.

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We accept responsibility for maintaining our own health, knowing that it affects others’ health.

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We create new ways to connect. We seek new solutions.

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We strive for our common goals with respect for each person. We stand against any form of bias and discrimination.

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    Being Community for the 2020-21 Academic Year

    Being a community is central to the mission of Luther College. In this time of global pandemic, we have been called to a new way of being community. Luther is shaped by us, and here's how we are going to do it together.

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    Message on Face Coverings

    Given the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Iowa and Winneshiek County and in the interests of promoting individual and community health, effective immediately all faculty, staff, students, outside contractors, and visitors are required to wear a face covering in both indoor and outdoor spaces on campus, as described below. Ongoing measures for physical distancing when in the presence of others remain in effect.

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    Further Details for the 2020-21 Academic Calendar

    As a follow-up to the letter you received from President Ward on May 13, we are writing today to provide details on the transition from the 4-1-4 academic calendar to the revised 1-2-2-4-1 calendar that was adopted for the 2020-21 academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Details regarding September Term, the revised start and stop dates for the 2020-21 academic year, meeting periods for the Fall Quarters, and the process to adjust course registrations for the Fall Quarters are provided below.

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    Message on 2020-21 Academic Calendar

    On April 30, I asked the Luther College community to consider not IF but HOW and WHEN we will return to an on-campus, residential experience in the fall. I write today to share with you a revised 2020-21 academic calendar.

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