Residence Hall Options


Wartburg has numerous housing opportunities for students! Most first year students live in Clinton or the Centennial Complex. For the remainder of a student’s time at Wartburg they may live in a service based suite in the Residence, a learning based suite in Löhe, share a 4, 6 or 8 person suite in Grossmann, be part of a unique, smaller community in the Waverly or Afton Manors or live in one of the oldest, yet most recently renovated Founders Hall. Students might even finish out their time at Wartburg living in the premiere housing of Knights Village!

All residence hall have laundry facilities, lounges, vending machines, kitchen areas, and recreation rooms. Student rooms are furnished with desks, chairs, dressers, closets, single beds, and window blinds. All buildings have centrally located bathroom facilities that are shared with other floor or suite residents. All rooms have wireless internet and cable TV. First-year residence halls are not air conditioned.

First-Year Residence Halls

The Complex consists of three structurally connected buildings (Centennial, Vollmer, and Hebron Hall). Most rooms are doubles; however, three- and four-person rooms are available. One kitchen in Centennial serves The Complex. The Complex is a substance-free residence hall.

Clinton Hall, which opened in 1957, houses 150 men and 130 women. Three--person rooms are available, although most rooms are doubles. Clinton is a substance-free residence hall.

Strong floor units encourage active participation in educational programs and in a variety of social and recreational activities. Residents of these buildings are primarily first-year students.

Suite-Style Living

Built in 1919 and completely renovated in 1997, Founders Hall has the character and charm of an older building and the convenience of a newer one. The building houses 80 students, men and women. The variety of room styles include single and double rooms, and three- and four-person suites.

Grossmann Hall opened in the fall of 1995 and Löhe Hall in 2004. Floors are arranged in suites for one, three, four, six, or eight students. Sleeping rooms are grouped around a small living area with bath and shower areas centrally located to accommodate several suites. Student rooms are furnished with desks, chairs, dressers, closets, single beds, and window blinds. Cardinal Commons is a multi-purpose atrium that separates Grossmann and Löhe Halls.  Löhe Hall is reserved for students who have proposed a learning project for the hall community.

Afton and Waverly Manors each consist of four separate two-story houses where 12 men and 12 women live on different floors. Students in two adjoining double rooms share bath facilities. Rooms surround the central lounge.

The Residence provides a living/learning atmosphere for groups of eight. A "24-hour quiet" policy is in effect. Groups are selected on the basis of a service project partnered with an organization in the Cedar Valley Area, stated goals, and means of evaluation. Each suite consists of four double rooms with two bathrooms and a spacious living area that can accommodate special programming. First-year students are rarely assigned to The Residence unless they are invited to be part of an existing project. Halls share a common lounge area that was once the college president's house, which includes a kitchen.


Knights Village opened in September 2000. It consists of individual two-story "townhouses" named after cities where Wartburg College has been located at various times in its history. It includes a commons, called Saginaw Haus, as well as Mendota Haus, Galena Haus, Dubuque Haus, and St. Sebald Haus. The village houses 88 seniors in units designed for four to seven students. Occupancy is restricted to seniors. Kitchen facilities are available in each apartment. All apartments are furnished with a sofa, chairs, kitchen table and chairs, refrigerator, and an oven. Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in Saginaw Haus for all members of Knights Village.