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Here's how Luther works with you to keep you and your belongings safe in the residence halls.

  • What about security in the residence halls?

    Luther College has professional and trained Campus Safety and Security officers on duty 24 hours per day, 365 days each year. The campus switchboard, 563-387-2000, is manned from 7 a.m. to midnight each night of the week.

    Residence hall access doors are locked 24/7, but students can gain access to any hall between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.  After 10:00 p.m., students may only enter the building where they live. Students are strongly encouraged to lock their room doors whenever they leave the room, and to carry their room key, ID, or access key at all times.

    Resident assistants perform duty rounds in their halls to ensure safety in each building.

  • What about insurance coverage for my belongings?

    Staff members in the halls work hard to provide a safe environment for students. The reality, however, is that the halls are only as safe as you help to make them. Make sure to lock your room door, don't prop open outside doors, and report suspicious behavior to the residence hall staff or security officer.

    Luther College does not carry insurance on personal property of students and is not responsible for loss of or damage to such property, including property stored in any storage spaces. Students use these spaces at their own risk. The college will not be held responsible for any property of students left in or delivered to the residence halls. It is strongly encouraged that students check their family insurance for coverage and, if necessary, purchase personal property insurance from a reliable private company.

  • Are there emergency phones on campus?

    Emergency telephones are located in several parking lots and at building entrances across campus in case of an emergency.

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