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A Residential Campus Community

Campus is the center of life at Luther. First-year residence halls are designed to help you meet new people and make lifelong friends. You’ll find a home here.

Student Life at Luther

Being Community

Learn about Luther’s approach to learning and commitment to community during the global pandemic.

Path to Normal

99% of students receive financial aid

We strive to make your education affordable through scholarships, work-study opportunities, loans and grants.

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Ideas & Creations Blog

  • “Never Forget”? 9/11 and the Ethics of Memory

    In this post, Professor Todd Green asks that while we consider the many worthy memories associated with 9/11, we should also engage in conversation about the larger moral questions connected to how we remember and commemorate the event.

  • Something Old, Something New

    In this post, Professor Jon Jensen shares how we can work together to create a more sustainable world by tapping into the knowledge of our ancestors while striving to meet the needs of a changing society.

  • Reflections on Luther's Vocation-Inspired Alumni Mentoring Program

    Learn how Luther's Alumni mentoring program helps students explore their vocation, reconnects alumni to the Luther student experience, and continues to grow.

  • Guns and the Erosion of Community

    How do we achieve a greater sense of community in the midst of increasing violence and disconnection? In this post, Professor Char Kunkel shares how making connections can create safety for others and increase our own.