2017-18 Academic Calendar

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 registrar@luther.edu.

Fall Semester 2017

Monday, August 21 – 25
Orientation of new international students
Thursday, August 24 – 25
Faculty days
Saturday, August 26
First-year students arrive
Saturday, August 26 – 29
Orientation of new students
Sunday, August 27
Returning students arrive
Wednesday, August 30
Fall semester classes begin
Friday, September 8
Last day to add full semester classes and due date of incomplete grades from previous semester
Friday, September 22 - 24
Family Weekend
Tuesday, September 26
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
Friday, October 6 - 8
Homecoming
Thursday, October 12
End of first half of semester
Friday, October 13 – 17
Fall vacation
Friday, October 27
Last day to withdraw from full semester classes with "W"
Tuesday, November 21
Senior projects due by 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22 – 26
Thanksgiving vacation
Thursday, November 30 – December 3
Christmas at Luther
Friday, December 8
Last day of classes
Saturday, December 9
Reading day
Monday, December 11 – 14
Final examinations

January Term 2018

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

Spring Semester 2018

Thursday, February 1
Spring semester classes begin
Friday, February 9
Last day to add full semester classes and due date of incomplete grades from previous semester
Tuesday, February 27
Last day to withdraw from full semester class without record
Friday, March 16
End of first half of semester
Saturday, March 24 – April 2
Spring/Easter Vacation
Friday, April 6
Last day to withdraw from full semester class with "W"
Wednesday, April 25
Senior projects due by 5 p.m.
Friday, May 4
Student Research Symposium
Tuesday, May 8
Senior recognition convocation
Friday, May 11
Last day of classes
Saturday, May 12
Reading day
Monday, May 14 – 17
Final examinations
Sunday, May 20
Commencement

Summer 2018

Tuesday, May 29
Summer session I begins
TBD
New student registration
Friday, June 22
Summer session I ends
Monday, June 25
Summer session II begins
Friday, July 20
Summer session II ends