Returning students are able to pick their housing assignments and roommates during the spring for the following academic year. There are numerous housing options available at Wartburg but students are encouraged to have back up plans when entering into the Housing Lottery Process.
Off Campus Information
All full-time students must live on campus. Representatives of the Off-Campus Review Committee review all submitted applications for off-campus approval. Criteria that is heavily considered include the student being married, having dependents, living with a parent or legal guardian within 30 miles of the campus, is 23 years old by September, 1 or has applied and received a special exemption from the Off-Campus Housing Review Committee which is extremely rare. Students who move off campus without permission will continue to be charged for campus room and board. Students should plan on living on campus the entire duration of their Wartburg education.
Students who wish to apply to live Off Campus can do so by filling out a form. Forms are available after January, 1st for the following academic year and can be found in the Residential Life Office.
Contracts and Cost
Students are mailed a Housing and Dining Contract before the beginning of each academic year. Although students are encouraged to sign and return the contracts upon checking in to their Residence Hall the contracts are binding once a student has moved in, with or without their signature.
Wartburg West and Venture Education
Wartburg students are encouraged to study away and the office of Residential Life does everything they can to insure you have the housing you desire before you leave for your study away experience, or once you return back to campus.
Students who are gone during the Fall Semester do not sign up for housing during housing selection. Students who are gone during the Winter semester do sign up for housing. The office of Residential Life will coordinate a social for all Wartburg West and Venture Education students so they can coordinate with a student who is gone the opposite semester for housing.
This system is not “fail proof” but, by in large, students will know where they will be staying on when they return to campus.
During a student’s second, third and fourth year at Wartburg they have the opportunity to apply to live in Löhe Hall or The Residence and be part of a living-learning community.
Students in Löhe hall are housed in 4, 6 or 8 person suites and complete a yearlong educational project that enhances their time together and the education of the Wartburg Community. Past Projects have included: Women’s Health Issues; The Reality of Sexuality; Public Awareness of Diverse Human Disorders; AIDS at home and around the world; The many sides to adoption and foster care; Take a look, it’s in a book; A celebration of cultures through holidays.
Students who want a more service-focused experience can submit a proposal to live in The Residence. Students in the Residence are housed in 8-person suites. Past Res Service projects have included: Sustainability at Wartburg; Big Brothers, Big Sisters; Bremwood Volunteers; After School Program Coordinators; Bartels Volunteers; Cedar Valley Friends of the Family.
Applications are available early in the fall semester and all decisions are made before students leave for Christmas Break of the year prior to residing in the Residence or Löhe.
Summer housing is available for students who are registered for fall classes the following year, are taking summer classes or are working on campus. The cost break down for summer 2011 was as follows:
Double Room: $77/Week; Single Room: $97/Week.
Meal Plans (all residential students must have a meal plan)
Pick 15: $82/Week; Pick 10: $70/week.
Summer housing applications will be available during April and May. Please check back!