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

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Phone: 563-387-1330

Summer Housing

Summer Housing Application deadline for 2022 is Friday, May 6th


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 2022 classes at Luther
  • Students working on campus a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Working in Decorah does not qualify a student to live in campus housing.

Summer Housing Dates

Summer housing begins: Tuesday, May 24, 2022  at 4:00 p.m.
Students who plan to move into summer housing on May 24 may remain in their spring residence halls rooms until that time.

Summer housing ends: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Students staying in summer housing the full summer will move into their fall rooms at this time.

Room Options

Dieseth double room with a roommate of your choice at $10.00 per night.

Dieseth double room with an assigned roommate at $10.00 per night.

Dieseth single room at $13.00 per night.

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 13, 2022. Getting your application in on time is important.

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 $125 dining dollars. Students residing on campus for more than four weeks will have to have a minimum meal plan of $250 dining dollars. Students can use their dining dollars in the dining hall or Oneota Market.

Additional dining dollars can be purchased from Dining Services.

All summer residents will also be required to attend an educational cooking session put on by the Sodexo staff on safe food preparation and cooking. Students that do not attend one of the sessions will be charged $50 to their student account. Summer 2022 cooking classes will be scheduled soon.


Housing: students will be billed $10.00 per night for doubles rooms and $13.00 per night 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. You will be billed for what you put on your summer housing application. Changes may be made to dates up until summer housing begins.

Billing: Students employed on campus will have housing and dining fees billed via payroll deduction. For most students that are working over the summer, the Dining Dollar meal plans will be deducted over four pay periods verses all at once. For research students, the Dining Dollar meal plan will be deducted over three pay periods resulting in a higher amount taken out on your first paycheck. Students that are enrolled in class, but are not working on campus will be billed for housing and dining fees.

Check in

Students may check in to their summer housing rooms from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. 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 Miller 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 $35.00 will be charged for each key lost or 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 2022 are not yet set.

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

Special Needs

If you have special needs that should be considered when the housing form is submitted, please turn in appropriate documentation describing the specific nature of those needs. Due to limited housing available, not all needs can be met with campus housing during the summer. You may be contacted for more information.

Apply to be an RA

Residence Life Office

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

Send Email

Phone: 563-387-1330