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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Blog Posts on Student Life

Gratitude or Appreciation?

Gratitude or Appreciation?

It’s Thanksgiving week! What’s your favorite part of the way you celebrate this holiday? Something you find on your plate? A traditional standby like turkey or mashed potatoes? Or maybe something particular to your own family of origin? Or perhaps, more than the meal,...

Feeling lonely?

Feeling lonely?

Photo by UW Madison It seems like this week I’ve been having a lot of conversations about loneliness. A first year student who misses her family. A young professional who doesn’t quite know how to make friends since leaving school. A graduate student who feels like...

Three reasons why the Reformation still matters

Three reasons why the Reformation still matters

In Lutheran churches all across the country today, folks will be singing “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” wearing red, and talking about a German monk named Martin Luther who may or may not have nailed 95 theological statements to a church door over 500 years ago.It...

Weekly Events for Students

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.

LCM Student Small Group Study: Care for Creation

Tuesdays 7:00pm
Christopher Beaver, a former National Park Ranger who is training to become a Lutheran Pastor will lead conversations on how we find God in creation and how caring for the earth is a manifestation of our Christian faith. 

*February 1: Creation Care & Social Justice
*February 8: We Are All Connected
February 15: “And it was good…”
February 22: Finding God in Creation

*For now, Feb 1 & 8 will be held on Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 267 603 4851
Passcode: C0ie98

Coffee Break

Wednesdays 1:00-2:30pm
Join Pastor Emily and other students on Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 2:30 for coffee or tea, a sweet treat, and informal conversation. Starts 1/26.

Thursday Nights at LCM

Thursdays at 5:30pm
We also gather for Evening Prayer every Thursday at 5:30pm held next door at Luther Memorial Church.This brief contemplative service will include music, scripture, and time for reflection and prayer. We eat dinner* together and share fellowship at 6:00 at the Student Center. Starts 1/27.

*Note, due to covid, we will not have dinner after the service on January 27 or February 3.

Grad Student Coffee Break

Next Meeting TBD – you pick the date here!
Join Pastor Emily and other grad students on for coffee or tea, a sweet treat, and informal conversation about the realities of grad school life.

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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