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. 

Sign up for emails and follow us on Instagram @lcm.madison to get all the updates.

Weekly Events for Students

Pumpkin Carving Party

October 20 | 4-6pm
Join us for pumpkin carving and cider drinking!  We’ll get a little messy an enjoy ourselves while carving some works of art to decorate the campus center and rooms! 

Worship at Luther Memorial

Sundays 8am or 10:30am
We worship with Luther Memorial Church on Sundays at 8:00 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.

Coffee Break

Mondays 10:30am
Join Pastor Emily and other students on Mondays at 10:30am for coffee or tea, a sweet treat, and informal conversation. Starts 9/13/21.

First Year Small Group

Tuesdays 6:00pm
This fall, all First Year Students are invited to join a small group in discussing the book “Belovedness: Finding God (and Self) on Campus.” LCM Student Leaders will lead the conversation and help newcomers acclimate to faith and life in Madison. We will meet Tuesday nights at 6pm. Starts 9/21/21. 

Sign up for the study and get a book here:

Thursday Evening Prayer, Dinner, and Faith Conversation

Thursdays at 5:30pm
Students gather each Thursday at 6:00pm for a short Evening Prayer service at Luther Memorial Church. Afterward, we gather at the Student Center for dinner and conversation about scripture, theology, or faith in daily life. Starts 9/16/21.

Sign up for the study and get a book here:

This year, we’ll explore the idea of belonging in four parts.

Part 1: Belonging to Ourselves (September 16-October 21)
In order to belong to others, we must first seek to understand ourselves just as we are. The Enneagram is an ancient theory of unknown origin that provides wisdom for people who want to get out of their own way and become who God created them to be. Join us for a five week discussion on the Enneagram based on Ian Cron’s book, “The Road Back to You.”

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!

Small Groups

Students are invited to join in these small group gatherings of the LCM community.

Sign up for emails and follow us on Instagram @lcm.madison to get all the updates.

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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