For Students

What we want for you to know, more than anything else, is that you belong. The world constantly reminds us of what we are not. And life – especially life in a pandemic – has a tendency to make us feel alone. But you are a holy creation – made, loved, and claimed by God.

Which means you belong. Just as you are.

And the experience of belonging can give you freedom. Freedom to really be who you are. Freedom to really connect with others. Freedom to really dig into community, and make a difference in the world.

Join us at LCM as we explore what it means to belong to God, to one another, and to the world. You don’t have to be Lutheran — or any other faith — to join us. If you are a UW-Madison, Edgewood College, or any other post-secondary student, we are here for you. Click on any of the links below to find out details about how we’re living out God’s mission here in Madison and in the world. 

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Events for Students

These events are held during the UW Fall and Spring academic terms.

Coffee Break

Tuesdays 1 – 2:30pm
Join Pastor Emily or Vicar Alex and other students on Tuesday afternoons for coffee or tea, a sweet treat, and informal conversation.

Social Justice Lunch

Wednesdays Noon – 1pm

Bring your own lunch each Wednesday and join in a conversation about where faith intersects with issues of justice and peace in our world. We gather upstairs at the Student Center upstairs in the Library.

  • Faith, Sexism, & Justice (September 21 to October 26)
  • Soil, Soul, Society (November 2 to November 16)
  • Advent in Palestine: Christian Engagement in the Holy Land (November 30 to December 14)
  • TBD (January 25 to February 15)
  • #NoPlasticsforLent: Creation Care as Lenten Practice (March 1 to April 5)
  • TBD (April 12 to May 3)

Game Night!

Every Other Wednesday 7pm

Join fellow students at 7pm for board games and dinner.

Thursday Nights at LCM

Thursdays at 5:30pm
We gather for Evening Prayer every Thursday at 5:30pm, next door at Luther Memorial Church. This brief contemplative service includes music, scripture, and time for reflection and prayer. The music changes from season to season, and sometimes the service includes a short reflection from Pastor Emily or Vicar Alex. After worship, we share dinner and fellowship at the Student Center at about 6:00pm.


Schedule a 1:1 with LCM Pastor Emily or Vicar Alex!

Pastor Emily would be thrilled to grab coffee at LCM, go for a walk around campus, or meet virtually. Grab a spot on her calendar! Vicar Alex, our seminary intern, is new to LCM this fall and is looking forward to meeting you! Schedule a meeting to say hello!  Whether you’re new to LCM or have been around a while, schedule some time to chat with Pastor Emily or Vicar Alex!


Worship at Luther Memorial

Sundays 8:15am or 10:30am
We worship with Luther Memorial Church on Sundays at 8:15 or 10:30am. Luther Memorial, an intergenerational congregation founded by UW students in 1907, offers worship that reflects the richness of Christian tradition and music. Get more information at Luther Memorial website.

Blog Posts on Student Life

Explaining Jesus

Explaining Jesus

This song kills two birds with one stone.  First, it perfectly puts words to some of my insecurities which is reflective in and of itself, but the secondly after Searcy explains these scenarios in which one may feel anxious, sad or guilty, he says, “I’m sorry no...

How to Be Yours

How to Be Yours

This song is one of my favorites.  It was one of the first songs I really resonated with.  As I mentioned before, I have been in a strange place with my faith.  Lost in this web of what I should do and what I want to do.  As a college student...

Meaning in the Music

Meaning in the Music

Music plays an influential role in many people’s lives, especially on a college campus.  Take a look around the next time you find yourself on University Ave, almost everyone’s got their headphones in and their heads down.  Chances are they’re probably...

Student Center

Located across from the Chemistry building at the corner of University & Mills, the student center is open Monday – Thursday. You will find free coffee, occasional treats, and a great space to study or socialize!

The Keep Food Pantry

The Keep Food Pantry serves students, staff, and faculty of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Edgewood College, and Madison College. The Keep Food Pantry is open Thursdays 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm.

Our Mission

Responding to God’s call, Lutheran Campus Ministry creates an affirming community that provides students with opportunities to deepen faith, engage minds, and serve neighbors.

Lutheran Campus Ministry is centered in Jesus Christ’s embodiment of the love and grace of God. In that spirit, we welcome all UW-Madison, Madison College, and Edgewood students, faculty, and staff to be a part of this community of faith, worship, service, and fellowship. Read more.


Lutheran Campus Ministry wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations of individuals and congregations who support this ministry. Lutheran Campus Ministry of Madison is a qualified 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible. You will receive a letter confirming your donation. Please show your support by making your tax-deductible donation today.
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