Luter Residence Hall

If you don’t know the name of Joseph Williamson Luter III (’61), you may know Smithfield Foods, the sausage company his family has owned since 1936. A boar’s profile represents the company in the dorm’s seal. Mr. Luter is an esteemed University supporter who served on the Board of Trustees from 1997-2001. The dorm’s spacious commons area hosted a concert featuring Australian folk rocker Jennifer Knapp in 2012. Learn more about this hall at

Famous Alumni: Zachary Andrew Klein (’04), co-founder of video-sharing website Vimeo, and 2012 U.S. Open golf champion Webb Simpson (’08) are former Luter residents.

Luter Faculty Fellows

Profile picture for Brian Calhoun
Profile picture for Sara Dahill-Brown
Profile picture for Sam Gladding

Upcoming Events

Oct 4, 2019: BSU Fall Retreat

A chance to get to know other students at a weekend retreat in Moneta, VA on Smith Mountain...

Oct 4, 2019: Mountain Biking

Come Mountain Bike with us on a Friday afternoon at a local park. We live for friday adventures!...

Oct 4, 2019: peter campus: video ergo sum at Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery

peter campus’ contributions as a pioneer of video art have not been reflected in a larger...

Oct 4, 2019: A House Divided: Tri-Racial Tensions at Historic Bethabara at Museum of Anthropology

Founded by Moravian immigrants in 1753, Historic Bethabara is remembered as the first European...