Dahl Centennial Union

The Union deck provides views of the Oneota River valley, wind turbine, and football field.

The cafeteria is open daily and features an array of meal options for students.

Located in the Union, the bookshop sells school supplies, Luther apparel, and more!

Oneota is one of the three dining locations in the Union.

Campus tours begin at the Admissions Office, which provides a perfect meeting spot for prospective students and their admissions counselors.

Union Deck
Book Shop
Oneota Market
Admissions Office

Dahl Centennial Union is the central hub on campus connecting students, faculty, and staff as well as housing various administrative offices. The Luther community uses the Dahl Centennial Union for a range of services from dining locations to the Luther Book Shop for essential academics supplies.

Also located in Dahl Centennial Union are the Student Post Office (SPO), an office suite for student organizations, and an gallery dedicated to displaying student artwork. Other offices located in the building include:


  • Career Center
    Provides students with individual appointments, workshops, and seminars on topics ranging from resumes and interviews to internships and other experiential learning opportunities.
  • Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success
    Collaborates with other departments and groups to provide education and entertainment in addition to serving as academic advisors for international students.
  • KWLC
    Luther College’s student-run radio station broadcasts over-the-air and streams online.
  • Residence Life
    Offers support to students for any residence hall-related questions or concerns and manages campus housing assignments.
  • Student Life
    Assists students with a range of resources, from orientation and campus policies to leadership programs and other ways to participate in the Luther community.
  • Student Activities and Organizations
    Provides students with opportunities to engage in cultural, education, social, and recreational activities ranging from student organizations to the Student Activities Council (SAC), which organizes musical performances and other events throughout the year for students.

Quick Facts

  • Built in 1961 and in 2006 received a $6.5 million renovation
  • Best view on campus of the Oneota River valley and Luther College's wind turbine
  • Students refer to their individual mailboxes as the SPO (Student Post Office)