Connect with us. Wartburg alumni, parents, and friends live all over the world, but our “orange connection” keeps us connected. The resources on this page will help you stay involved with the “college of your brightest days”! You’ll find information about events in your area; alumni awards; ways to participate, promote, and provide in the life of the college; and links to news and feature stories, plus much more. Explore below, and contact the Alumni and Parent Engagement Office at or 319-352-8491 with your questions. Once a Knight, always a Knight!

We are always amazed at all the wonderful things that are happening in the lives of our alumni. We publish some of these accolades in our Wartburg Magazine twice a year but can’t include all accomplishments. We invite you to join us on social media to share your news and stay connected to Wartburg. It’s a great way to share photos of your Wartburg friends, fun events, and exciting life experiences!

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Alumni Board 2022

Apply to join the Alumni Board! As a member, you’ll provide advice and support to the professional staff in the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office. The deadline for applications is March 1.

Hall of Fame Trophies

Know a Knight who excelled on the field, court, mat, track, alley, range, course, etc.? Nominate them for our Athletic Hall of Fame! Alumni must have graduated at least 10 years ago to be eligible, and names remain on the ballot for 10 years.

Adnan Al-Shatti, Dawn Jaeger and Gordon Soenksen

We’re seeking nominations for our Alumni Citation, given out each spring to graduates who exemplify the pillars of the Wartburg mission. Know someone who lives out leadership, service, faith, and learning? Nominate them by March 1.

MISSION STATEMENT: Wartburg College has traditionally encouraged its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to serve others in response to God’s grace. Alumni awards have been established to recognize alumni and friends of Wartburg College for their special achievements and contributions to the college, the church, their community, and the workplace. By recognizing these special achievements, we give living testimony to the goals and ideals of Wartburg College. 

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Contact your government representatives about the importance of private colleges and tell your Wartburg story to everyone you can. Please remember to keep Wartburg in your thoughts and prayers.

Be sure you are subscribed to the monthly Knightline e-newsletter. View previous issues of Knightline.

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Our alumni are our best ambassadors! It’s easy to refer a student through the Alumni Referral Award program:

  • 1. Fill out the referral form.
  • 2. The student successfully applies to Wartburg.
  • 3. The student receives $1,000 annually in financial aid in YOUR name when they enroll!

The deadline to refer a student graduating from high school in 2023 is Dec. 1, 2022. Refer a student or see details about the program. 

Alumni Resources
These commonly used resources are a great way to stay connected with Wartburg.


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