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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Oral History Project

Share your Wartburg story for posterity and read about the memories of other alumni with our Oral History Project. Our vendor will collect alumni stories and put them together in a beautiful hardcover book that you can order and enjoy for years to come. See the FAQ for more details.

Alumni Referral Award | Refer a student and they can receive $4,000 in your name!

Do you know a high school student who is starting the college decision process? Refer them to Wartburg College! Students referred for an Alumni Referral Award will receive up to $4,000 in your name (funded by the college) upon their enrollment at Wartburg. Any alum can fill out our simple form and our Admissions office will get the ball rolling. 

Young Alumni Awards

Congratulations to our 2022 Young Alumni Award winners: Jenna Manders ’15 of Dubuque; Dr. Nnamdi Nelson ’12 of Emeryville, Calif.; and Scott Tjeerdsma ’07 of Pella. We’re so proud of all you’ve accomplished since your time at Wartburg! Nominate a young alum (graduates from 2008 to present) for the 2023 awards.

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 Nov. 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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