2026-27 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 2026

Wednesday, August 19 – Friday, August 21Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 27 – Friday, August 28Faculty days
Saturday, August 29First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 29 – Tuesday, September 1Orientation of new students
Sunday, August 30 - Tuesday, September 1Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 2Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 11Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes"
TBDFamily Weekend
Friday, October 16End of first half of semester
Saturday, October 17 – Wednesday, October 21Fall vacation
Friday, October 30Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W""
Wednesday, November 25 – Sunday, November 29Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 11Last day of classes
Monday, December 14 – Thursday, December 17Final examinations

January Term 2027

Monday, January 4Classes begin
Wednesday, January 27End of term

Spring Semester 2027

Thursday, February 4Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 12Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes"
Friday, March 19End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 20 – Monday, March 29Spring vacation
Tuesday, April 7Last day to withdraw from full semester class with "W""
Friday, March 26 - Monday, March 29Easter vacation
Friday, May 7Learning @ Luther Showcase (no classes)
Friday, May 14Last day of classes
Monday, May 17 – Thursday, May 20Final examinations
Sunday, May 23Commencement

Summer 2027

Monday, June 1Summer session I begins/Summer term begins
June TBDNew student registration
Friday, June 25Summer session I ends
Monday, June 28Summer session II begins
Friday, July 23Summer session II ends
Friday, August 20Summer term ends

Office of the Registrar

Main Building 123
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101


Phone: 563-387-1167
Fax: 563-387-1129