2024-25 Academic Calendar (tentative)

This calendar is tentative and is subject to change. 

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 2024

Wednesday, August 21 – Friday, August 23
Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 29 – Friday, August 30
Faculty days
Saturday, August 31
First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 31 – Tuesday, September 3
Orientation of new students
Sunday, September 1
Returning students arrive
Wednesday, September 4
Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 13
Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes
TBD
Family Weekend
TBD
Homecoming
Friday, October 18
End of first half of semester
Saturday, October 19 – Wednesday, October 23
Fall vacation
Friday, November 1
Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W"
Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1
Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, December 5 – Sunday, December 8
Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 13
Last day of classes
Monday, December 16 – Thursday, December 19
Final examinations

January Term 2025

Monday, January 6
Classes begin
Wednesday, January 29
End of term

Spring Semester 2025

Wednesday, February 5
Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 14
Last day to add or drop (without a "W") full semester classes
Friday, March 21
End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 22 – Sunday, March 30
Spring vacation
Tuesday, April 8
Last day to withdraw from full semester class with"W"
Friday, April 18 - Monday, April 21
Easter vacation
Friday, May 9
Student Research Symposium (no classes)
Friday, May 16
Last day of classes
Monday, May 19 – Thursday, May 22
Final examinations
Sunday, May 25
Commencement

Summer 2025

Monday, June 2
Summer session I begins
TBD
New student registration
Friday, June 27
Summer session I ends
Monday, June 30
Summer session II begins
Friday, July 25
Summer session II ends