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New residential and commuter students are invited to participate in Luther Seminary's Orientation which takes place at the beginning of September. International Students are required to attend.
Orientation is an experience filled with community building, while sharing important information to support you as a student/scholar making the transition to theological education and Christian public leadership.
Pictured Identification cards are made for all registered students at the Library in Gullixson Hall. Distributed Learning (DL) students should get their Student ID card during their first intensive visit to campus.
The cards serve as:
  • Picture identification; and
  • Your library card to check out books
Replacement cards:
  • Cards lost or stolen have a $10 replacement fee, broken or damaged have a $2 replacement fee. Payment is made in the Business Office.
  • Replacement cards are available without a new photo from the Office of Technology.
The Immunization Form is required of all students and must be completed within forty-five days of commencement of the academic term for which you are registered. International Students will indicate this information on the Certificate of Health sent by ISSA prior to your arrival on campus.
Student Affairs
Luther Seminary
2481 Como Ave. 
St. Paul, MN 55108
Minnesota Law (M.S. 135A.14) requires proof that all students born after 1956 and enrolled in a public or private post-secondary school in Minnesota are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella, allowing for certain specified exemptions. This form is designed to provide the school with the information required by the law and will be available for review by the Minnesota Department of Health and the local community health board.
Background checks are required of all students in every degree program by the end of their first semester.
There is more than one method to fulfill this requirement:
  • Ask your ELCA candidacy committee or denominational judicatory body to send a copy of a recent background check to Luther Seminary, Student Affairs office.
  • Complete a background check by logging into Castle Branch at  and follow the instructions. Students will click on the ‘Place Order’ button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Next, enter the Package Code LU20 in the box to continue with the process.
  • International Students: International students who were granted a student visa by a U.S. Consulate or Embassy and have not previously been in the U.S. may have fulfilled this requirement; contact the International Student and Scholar Affairs (ISSA) office to verify.
Workshops are required of every student in a every degree program.  Completion of a Boundaries workshop is required before placement in a contextual learning site/internship. Free workshops are offered several times each year.  Documentation of successful participation is to be kept on file in the Dean of Students office.
Title IX Training is an annual requirement for the Luther Seminary community. Students will receive an email with instructions on how to access the online training program at the beginning of every Fall semester. Failure to complete the online training program within the allotted timeframe will result in a hold on your student account, meaning you will not be able to register for your next term.
As Luther Seminary fulfills our mission to educate leaders for Christian communities, we are committed to a work and learning environment free of harassment. To demonstrate our commitment and fulfill the requirements of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act of 2013, we are required to have every faculty member, staff member , and student complete a sexual harassment prevention training program.
This online education will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your years at Luther Seminary and beyond.
Because the Affordable Care Act has increased the health insurance options for students, Luther no longer offers its own student policy. Instead, students have multiple options for obtaining coverage:  
  • As a covered dependent under a group health policy of a spouse or of parents if under age 26.
  • An individual policy purchased directly from a private health insurer.
  • An individual policy purchased through the Marketplace at
  • Medicaid or other government programs if you qualify, based on your state of residence. 
All international students are required to have adequate medical insurance coverage throughout their time in the United States; details will be communicated by the Office of International Student and Scholar Affairs.