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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2023 Wartburg RAGBRAI Jerseys

We’re rolling out a new jersey design for the 50th year of RAGBRAI! Be sure to order yours before May 7 to have it in time for College Jersey Day on July 28. (Though they look great any time of year!)

50-Year Reunion: Class of 1973

Class of ’73 alumni are invited to join us on campus May 25-28 for a weekend full of reunion events, including Keep on Learning and the Class of 1973 Reunion Luncheon. In addition, the class is invited to process with the Class of 2023 at Commencement. Register by May 7!

Young Alumni Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of 2023’s Young Alumni Awards: the Rev. Dan Hanson ’12, Maj. John Koehler ’10, and Emily Harkins Norris ’08. These Knights continue to live out Wartburg’s values, and we’re grateful for their leadership in their communities.

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
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Bethany Brooks

Director of Stewardship and Special Gifts

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

Corey Hoefer

Office Coordinator - Alumni & Parent Engagement