Did You Know?
Small classes = big advantages. As a federated college, Luther College classes are typically smaller. This allows for students to connect with their profs and classmates.
Luther College students pay the same tuition and fees as other University of Regina students.
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 grads attend a special graduation ceremony and luncheon celebration at Luther College as well as the U of R convocation ceremony
Luther College welcomes students of all faiths, ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, genders, and sexual orientation.
Every single degree program at Luther College offers an optional experiential learning component; gain real world experience and get paid while you go to school!
ALL U of R students including Luther students can take Luther courses.
From Registration to Graduation, We've Got Your Back
From a Luther student’s first academic advising session to walking across the stage at convocation, Luther College at the University of Regina’s Registrar, Tatum Cruise, and Academic Advisor and Luther alumna, Karen Prior, are there with them every step of the way.
For Tatum and Karen, the relationship with the students at Luther goes beyond simply helping them pick their classes – they both really enjoy how they to get to know their students on a personal level and they feel privileged to be part of each student’s academic journey, whether for only a semester or their entire undergraduate degree. “It feels like we have seven hundred children of our own that we care for and want to see succeed,” says Tatum. “We are there for them in the good times and the bad, share in their successes, and even worry about them when we are not at work.”
They love that students feel comfortable enough to simply stop by the office (even after graduation) to say hello, to see what they thought of last weekend’s soccer match, or to tell them about how they did on their midterms. A majority of the students even have their favourite and will not waiver. “I have had students tell me that ‘you’re my person,’” says Karen.
The reciprocal relationship can also be very emotional when students show their appreciation. Tatum recalls tearing up after receiving an email from a student who had finally been accepted to a Pharmacy program after struggling for a couple of years. She was so proud. “Advising can be emotionally taxing at times, as you put your heart and soul into your work day, but when you hear that you helped a student reach their goal, it is all worth it,” say Tatum. At the end of the day, both find it very rewarding to work with the students, and show up every day ready to be “professional problem solvers” because of them. “Without the students, we would not be here,” says Karen.
Read the full article in the current issue of the Luther Story at www.luthercollege.edu/university/lutherstory