Housing and Dining

At Luther, we want you to thrive both in and out of the classroom. Where you sleep and what you eat during your four years with us matters. Luther College housing and dining provide facilities and services that make our campus a great place to live.


Luther is a residential college by design. Living on campus builds community and simplifies your life so that you can focus on your studies.

First-Year Residence Halls

With rooms that sleep two to four students, our first-year residence halls are equipped with social and study lounges, wireless internet, computer labs, laundry rooms, and kitchens.

We want you to feel comfortable. That’s why first-year students have the option of living on Wellness and Quiet floors. Our new student page can teach you more about your future home, including how roommates are selected.

Our residence halls are staffed by compassionate, trustworthy, and approachable upper-class students and Residence Life professionals who help you make the most of your experience.

Upper-Class Student Housing

Students currently living on campus select next year’s housing through a room draw, with preference given to students with the most credit hours completed. Upper-class student housing includes college-owned houses, apartments, and townhouses, or clusters and suites in on-campus residence halls.


Luther’s Dining Service is proud to offer a dining program that includes about every item you can imagine. Our menu features a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy your appetite.

Eat Local

At Luther, we want to provide you with the best nutrition and quality ingredients. Our chefs write menus to take advantage of the fresh fruits and vegetables that are naturally in season in the Midwest. We purchase from many local producers and even grow some of our own fresh ingredients!

Our food comes from:

  • The Luther Gardens. The college maintains three Residence Hall Gardens, two edible landscapes, and several community gardens around campus throughout the year. Student workers help to plant, grow, and harvest.
  • Anderson and Erickson Dairy (Des Moines, IA)
  • Ferndale Market (Decorah, IA)
  • Hi Pro Foods (Decorah, IA)
  • Impact Coffee (Decorah, IA)
  • O’Briens Own Granola (Center Point, IA)
  • WW Homestead Dairy (Waukon, IA)
  • Country View Dairy (Hawkeye, IA)
  • Sno Pac (Caledonia, MN)

Get an Inside Look

Want a quick peek at our residence halls, dining facilities, and other key places on campus?

Take an Online Campus Tour

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