The Wartburg Chapel, completed in 1994, serves as a center for Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry work, including faith initiatives and partnerships across campus. The sanctuary space is the center for campus worship and is also utilized for concerts, weddings, funerals, The Graven Award convocation, and church and community events. The chapel commons (lower level) includes a classroom/conference room, storerooms, and a large space for community gatherings, faith expression groups, small groups, meals, and fellowship events. The third floor of the chapel, accessed from the building’s skyway level, houses a Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry office suite, with a reception area, conference room, and offices for both of the two chaplains (dean of the chapel, campus pastor).
The chapel organ has 31 ranks and a total of 1,771 pipes playable from two manuals and pedal. Like the chapel, which takes its inspiration from the architecture of German parish churches, the organ’s tonal character was inspired by the old German Baroque organs.
Use of the Wartburg Chapel for weddings is restricted to Wartburg students, alumni, current Board of Regents members, and current faculty, staff and their immediate families. To be considered an alum of Wartburg College, you must be a degree-seeking student that has attended classes fulltime at Wartburg for at least one year.