Summer Housing

Summer Housing Application deadline is Friday, May 3, 2024.  The Summer Housing Application can be found at the bottom of this page. 


Luther offers on-campus housing for the following students:

  • Students enrolled in Summer Session I, II, or both sessions
  • International students who are registered for Fall 2024 classes at Luther
  • Students working on campus a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Students with special circumstances concerning housing as approved by Dean of Student Engagement or Designee

Summer Housing Dates

Summer housing begins: TuesdayMay 21, 2024  at 4:00 p.m.
Students who plan to move into summer housing on May 21 may remain in their spring residence halls rooms until that time.

Summer housing ends: August 5, 2024 
Students staying in summer housing the full summer will move into their fall rooms at this time.

Room Options

Dieseth Hall double room with a roommate of your choice at $73 per week.

Dieseth Hall double room with an assigned roommate at $73 per week.

Dieseth Hall single room at $95 per week.

Applications will be date stamped and rooms will be filled in the order received. Students will be notified via email of their summer housing assignment no later than May 10, 2024. Getting your application in on time is important. Late applications will be billed $25 for processing.  

Meal Plans

Students residing in the Luther College residence halls during the summer will be required to have a meal plan. Students residing on campus for less than four weeks (28 days) will be required to have a minimum meal plan of $150 dining dollars. Students residing on campus for more than four weeks will have to have a minimum meal plan of $300 dining dollars. Students can use their dining dollars in the dining hall or Oneota Market.

Additional dining dollars can be purchased from Dining Services.


Housing: students will be billed $73 per week for doubles rooms and $95 per week for single rooms (billing begins once keys are issued; a room is considered occupied if you OR your possessions are in the room). A minimum stay of four weeks is required.

Billing: Students employed on campus will not have their room and board charges withheld from their paycheck. Students will need to set up a Work Study Payment Agreement.

Check in

Students may check in to their summer housing rooms from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If you plan to arrive after this time, you must notify the Residence Life Office at 563-387-1330. At check-in, Resident Assistants will complete Room Condition Reports (RCRs), key cards, and issue room keys. Student IDs will be activated for access to Dieseth based on the arrival date on the housing application. If arrival or departure dates vary from those originally submitted on your housing application, please inform the Residence Life office (x1330) of those changes as soon as you know them.

Check Out

To check out of your room, make arrangements with one of the summer RAs at least 48 hours ahead of your departure time. RCRs and key cards must be completed and room keys turned in to the RA before departure. Room charges will continue until keys have been returned to the RA. Improper checkout will result in a $100.00 fee that will be added to your bill. A fine of $50.00 will be charged for each key lost or key not returned at the time of checkout. Damages to your room will be assessed by the summer RAs and charges will be added to your student bill.

Students enrolled for summer classes but are not working on campus should plan to check out of their rooms no later than 7:00 p.m. on the last day of their summer classes. Students participating in summer research should plan to depart within 24 hours of the completion of their research finishes.


Yearly maintenance in the heating plant will result in a campus-wide shutoff of hot water for 3-4 days during the summer. Students will be notified in advance of the dates. Limited hot water will be available during the early morning hours. Dates for the summer of 2024 are not yet set. However, it generally takes place the first week of summer housing.

Policies and guidelines listed in the Luther College Student Handbook apply to all student residents during the summer.

Apply to be an RA

Residence Life Office

Dahl Centennial Union 124A
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Phone: 563-387-1330