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 Programs 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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Homecoming 2021: Oct. 7-10


Sir Victor delivers flowers at Concerts in Kohlmann Park in July 2018

Waverly’s summer concert series features the Waverly Municipal Band and local entertainment each Thursday in June and July. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. in Kohlmann Park, and Wartburg sponsors the July 22 event, which includes free popcorn & lemonade. (Rain location: W-SR Middle School)

Skyline of Rochester, Minnesota

Minnesota Knights, join us for a fun night in Rochester as we bring Wartburg to YOU! Area alumni, students, parents, and friends will have an evening of food, yard games, giveaways and more Thursday, Aug. 19, at LTS Brewing Company. Click here to register by Aug. 12! 

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Here’s a great way to connect with other Knights through discussion and a virtual meeting at the end of each month. Check out what we’re reading and join in! 
July book: “Northern Spy”

Wartburg bike jersey with sleeves

Two of Iowa’s most iconic summer events are back! Riding your bike on RAGBRAI? Stop by our orange tent near Janesville on July 28. And find the Wartburg/Waverly booth at the state fair in Des Moines on Aug. 18.

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. Click here to 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 2021 is Nov. 1, 2020Click here to refer a student and see details about the new program. 

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


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Ellen Engh '08

Director of Alumni & Parent Engagement

Dani Gordon '17

Assistant Director of Alumni & Parent Relations

Katie Kreis '19

Alumni & Development Communications Associate

Rob Ruchotzke

Director of Annual Giving