As a centerpiece of this campaign, we want to build a new residence hall and renovate our current dormitories to meet the needs of the next generation.
Admissions counselors report that the campus visit is the most important factor in the prospective student’s college decision-making process. Generally, our visitors love the Christ-centered culture of MLC, the beautiful chapel, the well-tended grounds, the welcoming faculty, and the friendly and dedicated students.
Our campus facilities, however, are in need of an update! Almost all our buildings are more than 50 years old. We are grateful to the Christians of past generations who gave so generously to make them a reality. Unfortunately, buildings are not timeless, even if the Word spoken within them is.
Now it is our generation’s turn. With the input of two consulting firms—and keeping in mind good stewardship of the synod’s resources—we have prioritized a new residence hall: Luther Heights!
Luther Heights will allow all students to live on campus. (Right now, some students are compelled to live in alternative, off-campus housing because of our lack of space.) It will provide rooms for the prospective students who visit us, sometimes in groups of several hundred. And, if God so blesses, it will provide a home away from home for the expanding enrollment we are anticipating.