New Students 2018

Welcome to Luther! We're so glad you're joining our community. This website is designed to help you navigate the (sometimes overwhelming) process of becoming a college student.

At a Glance Dates and Times

Registration, Orientation, and Advising Day (ROAD) Dates

  • Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Thursday, August 23, 2018

Note about August ROAD: If you are unable to join us for ROAD due to distance from campus (350+ miles), you may select the option to attend ROAD on August 23 (two days before first-year orientation activities begin). Students involved in the Connect for Success program must select the August 23 ROAD.

Move-In Day

Move-in day for first-year students is August 25.

  • Residence halls open 8:30 a.m.
  • Reception for parents starts at 3:30 p.m.
  • Parents leave campus by 5:00 p.m.

Classes start August 29!

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is September 21–23, 2017. Book lodging early!

How to Get Here

If you're coming by car, search for "Luther College" in your favorite map app or use these driving directions.

During the academic year, you may also use Luther's shuttle service, which provides efficient, low-cost transportation for students as they travel to and from areas in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa, including two major airports. Get tickets here. (Not available for ROAD!)


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Connect with your classmates on the Luther 2022 Facebook group. No parents allowed!