New Student Orientation

New international students laugh with Jon Lund.

Dear New Norse,

On behalf of Luther College, welcome to the community! As you begin a new chapter of your journey, we encourage you to learn and appreciate difference with your classmates, staff and faculty. We challenge you to engage in resources that will support you while navigating your personal rights and community responsibility.

New Student Orientation is designed to help first-year and transfer students make a successful transition into the Luther community. During orientation, you will:

  • Learn more about Luther and the college’s academic and community expectations
  • Interact in meaningful ways with other new students, faculty, and staff
  • Gain tools and knowledge to help students be successful
  • Build a community that will support, respect and protect one another

To gain a view of orientation, please see the schedule posted on this site. Beginning August 1, students will have their own interactive schedules that can be viewed on KATIE. Questions related to the New Student Orientation program can be sent to or call the Student Life Office at 563-387-1020.

Welcome home,

The Orientation Team

What to Expect

At Luther we are doing everything we can during these unprecedented times to make your first moments on campus as fulfilling as possible. For updates please visit our Being Community page to learn more about how we are operating during these times.

Detour Information
June - September 2021

Travelers approaching  Luther from the north or south on Highway 52, please be aware of bridge construction causing a detour to the campus. Visit the Iowa DOT website for details and the detour map.