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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Alumni Board 2021-22

Wartburg Alumni Board members are volunteers who represent alumni and serve as a liaison for the sharing of information between alumni and the college. If you are interested in helping support and advise the college, please complete this alumni board nomination form. Nominations are due March 1.

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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 at this link and our Admissions office will get the ball rolling. 

Doug Mason, Edith Waldstein and Albert “Sparky” Duroe

Know an alum who lives out the Wartburg mission? The deadline to submit a nomination for the annual Alumni Citation Award is March 1. The recipients are selected each year based on how they exemplify the mission statement and its four pillars: leadership, service, faith, and learning. Click here to learn more and make a nomination. 

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Keep on Learning, Wartburg’s adult education program, is open to all residents of the Cedar Valley. Classes meet Thursday mornings in the Heritage Room of Saemann Student Center, beginning with coffee at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is not required. If you enjoy the first class and decide to continue, a $40 fee is payable at the second class. Check out the schedule of sessions at this link. Starting Jan. 6, Leonard Curtis presents “Stagecraft of the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries.”

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Get ready for our annual day of giving and celebrating what it means to be a Knight! UKnight Day 2022 is coming up on Thursday, March 24. Interested in being one of our “champions” on social media on our big day? Send an email to by early January, and we’ll send you more details. 

Book of the Unnamed Midwife, for Hearthside project 2022

Wartburg’s Hearthside Project is a special way that faculty and staff connect with students through a small-group book discussion. Discover what books have been selected, and you might just discover your own next selection to purchase or check out at your local library. Click here to see this year’s titles. 

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 2022 is Nov. 1, 2021Click here to refer a student and see details about the new program. 

Alumni Resources
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