New Student Information


See how our campus-wide wireless Internet, Luther's computer labs, and how Luther's residence halls give you the tools you need to stay connected.

  • Where is wireless Internet access available?

    The Luther College Wireless Network (LCWireless) covers all residence halls, most administrative and classroom buildings, and several outdoor areas.  For best performance, Library and Information Services (LIS) recommends that you use a computer capable of dual-band Wi-Fi on Luther's wireless network.

    More information is available on the LIS website.

  • What are my cable TV options?

    Basic cable is provided in each room as part of the room and board costs, students must bring their own cable cords. Service is provided through Mediacom. Cable service provides over 50 local and cable channels (including Discovery©, TLC©, BET©, ESPN©, ESPN2©, TCM©, History©, Golf©, Comedy Central©, CSPAN©, CSPAN2©, and several foreign language channels, to name only a few). Students may also purchase premium channels by contacting Mediacom at (563) 382-3560.

  • Is there a data outlet in each room?

    Ylvisaker, Brandt, Olson, Larsen, Farwell, Baker Village, and Norby Global House provide data outlets in all student rooms. In Miller, Dieseth, College Apartments, Prairie Houses, and the Sustainability House network is provided via wireless only, and wired data outlets are not available. More information is available from the Help Desk.

  • Are there computer labs in the residence halls?

    Dieseth, Miller, Larsen, Farwell, Ylvisaker, Brandt, and Olson feature a computer lab, with a printer, that is open 24 hours a day, except during break periods.

    Preus Library has computer labs with Windows and Mac workstations, black & white and color printers, and also the Digital Media Center. Other buildings on campus have computer labs accessible to students during building hours. Details are located at Computer Labs and Classrooms.

  • Do I need a phone or answering machine?

    Each residence hall room has a shared telephone and telephone number which will allow for free incoming and local outgoing calls. Students desiring an individually-assigned number and voice mail box may request one via the Library and Information Systems website.

    Luther does not provide a long distance calling plan for student phones, but phone cards may be purchased in the Book Shop. Increasingly, students opt to call long distance using their cellular phone plans.

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