A Community of Opportunity

The Upper Room is a group of students with a shared interest in faith formation and vocational exploration.

Connect. Learn. Transform.

Upper Room is an opportunity for students to live in community together in The Lutheran Center. There are ample opportunities to connect with mentors and faith leaders with shared interests and commitments. Together, we will learn through shared readings, discussions, retreats and other programs with the goal of engaging in transformative faith practices, study, prayer, discernment and restorative justice.

**Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now closed.**

Who can be part of the Upper Room?

Upper Room is open to any interested student who has completed their first year of college and is enrolled full-time at a Lincoln-area college or University. Upper Room is focused on deepening faith and exploring vocation through a Christian lens. Application to the Upper Room is not on a first-come, first-serve basis. Rather, the application process is a discernment process for the student and community leaders. It will involve an application with essay components and an interview. Through this process we will seek to offer invitations to those who are authentically committed to Upper Room’s core values. There are 10 student spots available in each Upper Room cohort. ADA accessible rooms are available.

To apply for membership to Upper room, read our FAQs, covenant, and lease. After careful consideration, complete the written portion of the application. We will be in touch.

How much does it cost to live here?

Upper Room is a small intentional Christian Community (maintaining a 10 member to 1 Resident Director ratio) that includes living and programmatic components.

Membership tuition is $150 monthly and will include all reading materials, retreat fees, weekly meals and discussion costs, speakers, and other programmatic offerings. Membership requires students to live at The Lutheran Center. Rent at the Upper Room will be $550 a month, and includes a private single room and semi-private bathroom shared with one other student, community spaces including: a living room, dining room, full residential kitchen, study room, free on-floor laundry, and around-the-clock access to basement game rooms.

Application Form