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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Knights to Know: Women of Wartburg

Our first two Knights to Know events have been great fun! Get the Zoom link now for our February edition, Amplifying Black Excellence, and check out recordings of those that have already happened.

Alumni Citation

Do you know a Knight who graduated more than 15 years ago and is living out the pillars of the Wartburg mission? Nominate them for an Alumni Citation, awarded each year at Homecoming & Family Weekend. Get those noms in by March 1!

The 2023-24 Alumni Board

Would you like to help provide guidance to the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office? Apply for the Alumni Board! The deadline is March 1.

Commencement Photo with Sir Victor

Do you love Sir Victor? Everyone’s favorite Knight mascot is in need of a new suit of armor, so we’re running a Fund the Fortress campaign to get him some new duds. Make a gift today to keep Sir Victor in action!

UKnight Day Banner

It’s never too early to start getting in that UKnight Day mood! The next 24-hour whirlwind of Wartburg love will be Thursday, March 21, so mark those calendars.

Alumni Referral Award Logo

Know a high school freshman, sophomore, or junior who should be thinking about Wartburg? Refer them through the Alumni Referral Award to give them $2,000 in your name!

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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Refer a student and they get a scholarship in YOUR NAME!

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 $500 annually in financial aid in YOUR name when they enroll!

The deadline to refer a student graduating from high school is Dec. 1. 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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Alex Buchheim '21

Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Relations

Ellen Engh '08

Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement

Katie Hirv '22

Communications Associate and Social Media

Office Coordinator - Alumni & Parent Engagement