2027-28 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 2027

Wednesday, August 18 – Friday, August 20Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 26 – Friday, August 27Faculty days
Saturday, August 28First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 28 – Tuesday, August 31Orientation of new students
Sunday, August 29 - Tuesday, August 31Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 1Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 10Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes"
TBDFamily Weekend
Friday, October 15End of first half of semester
Saturday, October 16 – Wednesday, October 20Fall vacation
Friday, October 29Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W""
Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 28Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 2 – Sunday, December 5Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 10Last day of classes
Monday, December 13 – Thursday, December 16Final examinations

January Term 2028

Monday, January 3Classes begin
Wednesday, January 26End of term

Spring Semester 2028

Wednesday, February 2Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 11Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes"
Friday, March 17End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 18 – Monday, March 26Spring vacation
Tuesday, April 4Last day to withdraw from full semester class with "W"
Friday, April 14 - Monday, April 17Easter vacation
Friday, May 5Learning @ Luther Showcase (no classes)
Friday, May 12Last day of classes
Monday, May 15 – Thursday, May 18Final examinations
Sunday, May 21Commencement

Summer 2028

Tuesday, May 30Summer session I begins/Summer term begins
June TBDNew student registration
Friday, June 23Summer session I ends
Monday, June 26Summer session II begins
Friday, July 21Summer session II ends
Friday, August 18Summer term ends

Office of the Registrar

Main Building 123
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101


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