At Luther College participants live in a modern, air-conditioned residence hall. Participants share a double room, single rooms are available for an additional fee. All the classrooms, plus dining and lounge areas used for the program are also air-conditioned. Near the campus there is a public swimming pool. Canoeing and "tubing" on the Upper Iowa River adjacent to campus are also popular activities. Other recreational options include tennis, basketball, handball, football (soccer), golf, bowling, biking, and softball.

Both the Luther College library and that of the City of Decorah have excellent collections for research and recreational reading. All campus facilities are available for Institute participants at no additional cost. Luther College computer facilities are also available to participants, including free access to the internet and email. Bicycles are available for use by participants at no cost.