September Term features a phased approach to returning students to campus.
- First-year students participate in face-to-face instruction on campus in their First-Year Seminars. By privileging the first-year experience, we acknowledge its importance to persistence and graduation rates and the special needs of these students, the newest members of the Luther College community.
- All other students reside off campus and may participate in online courses or internships.
- Resident Assistants and student-athletes who are on Luther’s NCAA-sponsored teams reside on campus, with sophomores, juniors and seniors taking coursework online.
Fall Quarters 1 and 2
The two Fall Quarters return all students to campus for face-to-face instruction and residential living on campus. Each Fall Quarter serves as a module in the fifteen-week Fall Semester. The modular approach of the Fall Quarters provides flexibility in response to pandemic conditions. Should a shift to online instruction at any time in the fall be deemed necessary, students would only participate in a maximum of two online courses at a time.
The Spring Semester returns the campus to more normal operations and schedules, social distancing measures notwithstanding. Depending upon the trajectory of the pandemic, Spring Semester may be adjusted to incorporate two spring quarters.
June Term will be focused upon study-away courses (domestic and international) that were originally scheduled for January Term 2021. Study-away courses offered in June Term provide an opportunity for these courses to be retained in the 2020-21 academic year at a time that is likely to be more viable for international travel.