Did You Know?
Luther College opened the first residence on campus in 1971, and is still a “home away from home” to students: meals, laundry, and lifelong friendship included.
Luther College at the University of Regina participates in Admission on the Spot events - campus tours, reduced application fees, and the relief of finding out you're accepted to your program right away!
It pays to go to Luther College. Literally. Luther students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in scholarships, in addition to all of the awards available to them as U of R!
Luther students enjoy personalized one-on-one academic advising: our academic advisors are here to help you from registration to graduation.
Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.
Luther students can sign up for the UR Guarantee program - get a guaranteed job after you graduate!
Luther College offers Bundles and Bundles Plus programs! Bundles and Bundles Plus are groupings of courses hand-selected by our academic advisors to help set new students up for a successful first semester.
Board of Regents
The highest governance power at Luther College is invested in its Board of Regents. Regents are elected or ratified at the Luther College Corporation Meeting, which is held during the biennial national convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The Luther College regents provide nominations to the delegates at the Corporation Meeting. Board members are elected for four-year terms.
The Luther College Board of Regents for 2016-2017 comprised of the following individuals, who generously dedicated their time and effort to guiding the mission and values of Luther College:
- Janet Bjorndahl (2015-2019) – IT Analyst
- Lyndon Carlson (2016-2020) - Retired
- Dr. Meredith Cherland (2011-2015; 2015-2019) – Retired professor
- Jeff Christiansen (2012-2016; 2016-2020) – Vice-President Operations, Speers Funeral Chapel
- Beth Drozda (2016-2020) - Senior Human Resources Consultant, Access Communications
- Michael Fritzler (2009-2013; 2013-2017) – Business owner
- Laurel Garven (2014-2018) – Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, ISC
- Rev. Daranne Harris (2015-2019) – VP & Chief Mission Officer for the Bethany Care Society
- Dr. Murray Knuttila (2014-2018) – Professor of Sociology and Special Advisor to the Provost of Brock University
- Dr. Antoinette le Roux (2013-2017) – Physician
- Bruce McDowell (2012-2016; 2016-2020) – Viterra
- Daryl Nelson (2014-2018) – Farm Credit Canada
- Karen Pflanzner (2011-2015; 2015-2019) – Lawyer, Department of Justice
- Gregory Swanson (2016-2020) – Lawyer
- David Solheim (2011-2015; 2015-2019) – Business owner
- Karl Tiefenbach (2015-2019) – Retired
The Luther Story
Two issues of Luther College’s alumni magazine The Luther Story were distributed by mail and email to an average of 7,055 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the College. The Fall 2016/Winter 2017 issue featured alumni profiles, saying goodbye to retiring University staff, High School donation and scholarship announcements, donor focus on Karl & Kathy Tiefenbach, new University Manager of Dining Services, and on campus and class notes.
The Spring/Summer 2017 issues featured alumni profiles, saying goodbye to retiring faculty & staff, High School’s Prairie Chic Shindig fundraiser, Founders’ Day Dinner 2016, donor focus on Duane Schellenberg (HS’96), University’s new Registrar & Academic Advisor, Luther College Residence renovations, and on campus and class notes.
Founders’ Day Dinner
The Founders' Day Dinner is a time when Luther College pauses each year to honour the individuals whose contributions allow the College to pursue its mission and fulfill its vision. The evening is named in recognition of all those people, past and present, who have participated in the establishment and growth of the College.
On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, over 110 friends, alumni, faculty and staff of the College gathered in the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre (old gym) at Luther College High School (LCHS) to celebrate the College’s donors and supporters. After a reception of food, fellowship, and entertainment provided by Joshua Hendricksen (HS’08), a fourth-year Fine Arts student at Luther’s University campus, Dr. Bryan Hillis, President of Luther College, provided an update on the state of the College. Highlights of the evening included the recognition of twenty-nine donors entering a new cumulative lifetime giving level, the 2016 Distinguished Service Award being presented to Dr. Don Lee, and the unveiling of the A Time to Build Donor Wall.
Every gift to Luther makes a difference, and every donor matters. The annual Founders’ Day Celebration is one way of showing our donors of how deeply thankful Luther College is for their dedication and support.
2017 marked the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, where Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church at Wittenberg, Germany. From January through June, Luther College hosted the following events in celebration: Table Talk Speaker Series, presentations and discussion related to the Protestant Reformation or Dr. Martin Luther, the Luther College Choir Tour, showcasing music to honour Martin Luther and commemorate the Protestant Reformation; the Luther Bach Choir Concert on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 with Reformation music by Bach, Brahms, and others; Luther College Home Concert on May 26, 2017 and a Hymn Festival on June 11, 2017.