2025-26 Academic Calendar (tentative)

If you have questions concerning dates on this calendar, please contact the Luther College Registrar’s Office at (563) 387-1167 or registrar@luther.edu

Fall Semester 2025

DateDescription
Wednesday, August 20 – Friday, August 22Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 28 – Friday, August 29Faculty days
Saturday, August 30First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 30 – Tuesday, September 2Orientation of new students
Sunday, August 31Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 3Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 12Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes"
TBDFamily Weekend
TBDHomecoming
Friday, October 17End of first half of semester
Saturday, October 18 – Wednesday, October 22Fall vacation
Friday, October 31Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W""
Wednesday, November 26 – Sunday, November 30Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 4 – Sunday, December 7Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 12Last day of classes
Monday, December 15 – Thursday, December 18Final examinations

January Term 2026

DateDescription
Monday, January 5Classes begin
Wednesday, January 28End of term

Spring Semester 2026

DateDescription
Wednesday, February 4Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 13Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes"
Friday, March 20End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 29Spring vacation
Tuesday, April 9Last day to withdraw from full semester class with"W""
Friday, April 3- Monday, April 6Easter vacation
Friday, May 8Learning @ Luther Showcase (no classes)
Friday, May 15Last day of classes
Monday, May 18 – Thursday, May 21Final examinations
Sunday, May 24Commencement

Summer 2026

DateDescription
Monday, June 1Summer session I and Summer Term begins
TBDNew student registration
Friday, June 26Summer session I ends
Monday, June 29Summer session II begins
Friday, July 24Summer session II ends
Friday, August 21Summer Term ends

Office of the Registrar

Main Building 123
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

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