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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Registration is now open! This year, we’re celebrating last year’s reunions in addition to this year’s, so if your class year ends in 0, 1, 5 or 6, that’s YOU! We’ll also mark the 150th year of Greenwood, the president’s home, and the 75th anniversary of the Department of Social Work with special events. Check out the complete schedule for the weekend, order a limited-edition stein and T-shirt, and pre-register for events that require tickets at Deadline for online registration is Oct. 5.


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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. 

The Book of Longings

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! 
September book: “The Book of Longings”

Christmas with Wartburg 2019

Make this special event part of your family tradition! Each year, hundreds of Wartburg students participate in this music-filled performance to celebrate the Christmas season. This year, we’re celebrating the 75th anniversary of Christmas with Wartburg. Tickets will be available beginning Oct. 25; this year’s performances will be Dec. 3-5. Click here for details.

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


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