2021-22 Academic Calendar

If you have questions concerning dates on this calendar, please contact the Luther College Registrar’s Office at (563) 387-1167 or [email protected].

Fall Semester 2021

Monday, August 23 – Friday, August 27
Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 26 – Friday, August 27
Faculty days
Saturday, August 28
First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 28 – Tuesday, August 31
Orientation of new students
Sunday, August 29 - Tuesday, August 31
Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 1
Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 10
Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes
Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 19
Family Weekend
Friday, October 1- Sunday, October 3
Homecoming
Friday, October 15
End of first half of semester
Saturday, October 16 – Wednesday, October 20
Fall vacation
Friday, October 29
Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W"
Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 28
Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 2 – Sunday, December 5
Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 10
Last day of classes
Monday, December 13 – Thursday, December 16
Final examinations

January Term 2022

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

Spring Semester 2022

Wednesday, February 2
Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 11
Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes
Friday, March 18
End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 27
Spring vacation
Tuesday, April 5
Last day to withdraw from full semester class with "W"
Friday, April 15 - Monday, April 18
Easter vacation
Friday, May 6
Student Research Symposium (no classes)
Friday, May 13
Last day of classes
Monday, May 16 – Thursday, May 19
Final examinations
Sunday, May 22
Commencement

Summer 2022

Tuesday, May 31
Summer session I begins
TBD
New student registration
Friday, June 24
Summer session I ends
Monday, June 27
Summer session II begins
Friday, July 22
Summer session II ends