ORIENTATION GUIDE

AUG. 28-31, 2021

More Information: Email lindsey.leonard@wartburg.edu
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Phone: 319-352-8486

The following schedules are tentative and subject to change.

First Year Schedule

8-11 a.m. Group A Check-in (all first and third floors)
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Group B Check-in (all ground and second floors)
Knief Outdoor Athletics Pavillion (D Parking Lot)

Orientation staff and resident assistants, Wartburg faculty and staff will assist you with moving into your new residence hall. Get your room keys and check in for new student orientation. Residence hall staff will be available throughout the day for any questions you may have. When you are settled into your room, come to Clinton Field to officially check in and receive important information and free goodies.

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Welcome Tent
Clinton Field

Come chat with Noah Clinic, Sustainability, Alumni, Student Employment and KWAR student radio, all while you grab a snack and Wartburg swag!

8:30-10:30 a.m. Legacy Brunch
McCoy Rooms, Saemann Student Center
Legacy families – come join members of Alumni and Parent relations for an open house style brunch.

10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Taking Care of BusinessVarious Locations

  • Financial Aid (Luther Hall 212)
  • Business Office (Luther Hall 212)
  • Wartburg Store – Saemann Student Center
  • Mail Center – Saeman Student Center
  • Information Technology Services (WBC 117) – Register your laptop and get help with any technological concerns

4-5 p.m. Opening Ceremonies/Knighting
Neumann Auditorium
Opening Ceremony kicks off Orientation and introduces students and their families to Wartburg’s history, mission, and special traditions. Features of the event include a traditions video, remarks from President Darrel Colson, and the knighting ceremony. New students come forward to be welcomed into Wartburg Knighthood by President Colson and two vice presidents.

5:15-5:45 p.m. Parting Service
Wartburg Chapel
Gather with your new classmates and families/friends in the Wartburg Chapel for a time of ecumenical worship, thanking God for those who have supported you on your journey to college. Led by campus Rev. Brian Beckstrom, dean of spiritual life.

5:45-6:30 p.m. Dinner (for students) in Mensa

5:45-6:45 p.m. Parent Reception
Greenwood

6:45 p.m. Families Depart

7 p.m. Orientation Kick Off!
Neumann Auditorium
Students will meet with their Orientation Leaders and the Residential Life Staff. Your Orientation group number was sent to your email and is also on your nametag. Be sure to wear this for all of Orientation programming!

8:30 p.m. Movie Under the Moon
Campus Lawn
Grab a blanket and enjoy a film shown on the football field!

9-11 p.m. Information Technology Services Open
Soenke Classroom, Clinton Hall
Use this time to get your laptop registered and get help with passwords and other technological concerns.

9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass
Leave from Saemann Student Center
Students celebrating Catholic Mass have the opportunity to attend St. Mary’s in Waverly. Meet at the information desk in Saemann Student Center. Vans will depart at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. Mass.

10:30-11:30 a.m. New Student Worship
Wartburg Chapel
Join in Wartburg’s worship celebration. Wartburg is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and its services welcome students of all faiths.

11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. Brunch
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

1-3 p.m. Teambuilding
Campus Lawn
Enjoy a series of teambuilding activities with your IS 101 class which will test your problem solving, communication, and creativity skills.

3:15-4 p.m. Our Wartburg Community
Neumann Auditorium
Come hear from current students about their different experiences at Wartburg. See how they have found their place and built community with those around them.

5:15–6:30 p.m. Dinner
Mensa, Saemann Student Center  

7:30 p.m. Playfair
Campus Lawn  (Rain site: The W Fieldhouse)
Ready to start your college career with a bang? Come to Playfair and meet your class! This program focuses on campus unity and school spirit. It’s entertaining and fun, all while allowing you to make new campus friendships.

6:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

9-10:30 a.m. Class
Various Classrooms
Bring a printed copy of The Things They Carried. Don’t forget paper and writing utensils! Attendance will be taken during class.

10:45-12 p.m. Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Neumann Auditorium
This program uses a combination of audience interaction, improv exercises, and thoroughly researched information to break down walls and have a needed conversation about sex.

12-1 p.m. Lunch
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

1:15–3 p.m. Student Employee Training
McCaskey Lyceum, Saemann Student Center
NEW DINING SERVICES EMPLOYEES ONLY.

4 p.m. Campus/Class Tours
Leave from Old Main
Orientation leaders will show you around campus to familiarize you with classrooms and other happenings.

5:15–6:30 p.m. Dinner
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

6-9 p.m. Knightout
Campus Mall (rain site: The W Hall of Champions)
Come enjoy a fun night filled with caricatures, henna, inflatables, yard games, a photo booth, music, and so much more!

6:30–9 a.m. Breakfast
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

8:30–9:45 a.m. Class
Various Classrooms
Bring your laptop! You will learn about My.Wartburg, InfoCenter, printing and more!

10:15 a.m. Opening Convocation
Levick Arena, The W
Opening Convocation is a Wartburg tradition that marks the beginning of a new academic year and brings together the Wartburg community to celebrate higher education while welcoming the incoming class.

11:15 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch
 Mensa, Saemann Student Center

1-3 p.m. Group Advising
 Various Locations
 Meet professors in each department for advising questions and tips on succeeding in your major. You also will get to meet more people seeking the same degree as you.

  • Art: FAC 114
  • Biology & Public Health: SC 102
  • Business Administration/Accounting/Economics: WBC 116
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry/Engineering Science: SC 247
  • Education: OM 100
  • English/Modern Languages: LH 201
  • Exploring: 3rd Floor Vogel Library
  • Health/Physical Education/Fitness Management/Exercise Science: W 2006
  • History: LH 324
  • Journalism & Communications: MC 134
  • Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics: SC 134
  • Music: FAC 104
  • Religion/Philosophy/Peace & Justice: Grossman 131
  • Social Sciences (Psychology, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Criminology/Social Justice): LH 330
  • Social Work: OM 200

3 p.m. Multicultural Student Meet & Greet
Soenke Classroom, Clinton Hall

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

6:30-8 p.m. Involvement Fair
Campus Mall
Learn about involvement opportunities available to you at Wartburg including study abroad, student organizations, honor societies and more!

8 p.m. Residence Hall Programs
Various Locations
Get to know your RA and floormates. Get excited for this wonderful opportunity to get to know the students you are living with!

Orientation is complete. Good luck with classes, and if you have any questions, please contact an Orientation staff member.
Go to www.wartburg.edu/calendar for more campus activities after orientation week! 

Transfer Schedule

2:30 p.m. Transfer Student Welcome
Whitehouse Business Center 214
Students will meet with their Orientation leader and be welcomed to Wartburg. Come learn about how to navigate all that Wartburg offers! Bring your computers to learn valuable IT Skills, and get questions answered about employment, dining, financial aid, Academic Resource Center, Student Success Center, I.T. and more!

4 p.m. Campus/Class Tours
Orientation leaders will show you around campus to familiarize you with classrooms and other happenings.

5:15–6:30 p.m. Dinner
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

6-9 p.m. Knightout
Campus Mall (rain site: The W Hall of Champions)
Come enjoy a fun night filled with caricatures, henna, inflatables, yard games, a photo booth, music, and so much more!

6:30–9 a.m. Breakfast
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

9:30 a.m. Meet on Campus Mall for Convocation

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sophomore Summit

11:15 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

1 p.m. Group Advising
Various Locations

Meet professors in each department for advising questions and tips on succeeding in your major. You also will get to meet more people seeking the same degree as you.

  • Art: FAC 114
  • Biology & Public Health: SC 102
  • Business Administration/Accounting/Economics: WBC 116
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry/Engineering Science: SC 247
  • Education: OM 100
  • English/Modern Languages: LH 201
  • Exploring: 3rd Floor Vogel Library
  • Health/Physical Education/Fitness Management/Exercise Science: W 2006
  • History: LH 324
  • Journalism & Communications: MC 134
  • Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics: SC 134
  • Music: FAC 104
  • Religion/Philosophy/Peace & Justice: Grossman 131
  • Social Sciences (Psychology, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Criminology/Social Justice): LH 330
  • Social Work: OM 200

3 p.m. Multicultural Student Meet & Greet
Clinton Hall Lounge

5–7 p.m. Dinner
Mensa, Saemann Student Center

6:30-8 p.m. Involvement Fair
Campus Mall
Learn about involvement opportunities available to you at Wartburg including study abroad, student organizations, honor societies and more!

Orientation is complete. Good luck with classes, and if you have any questions, please contact an Orientation staff member.
Go to www.wartburg.edu/calendar for more campus activities after orientation week! 

Use the tabs of resources above to view ensemble audition and coud printing information.

Cloud Print is Wartburg’s online printing system that allows you to send files and/ordocuments to the printers on campus.

To use Cloud Print, complete the following steps:

  1. Go to http://cloudprint.wartburg.edu/user in your web browser.
  2. Log in using your Wartburg username and password (same as email and my.wartburg).
  3. Select Web Print from the menu on the left-hand side and then click “Submit a Job.”
  4. Select Dorm-Print or Library-Printer print and then click Print Options and Account Selection.
  5. Here you can change the number of copies and then click “Upload Documents.”
  6. Drag and drop files or click on the “Upload from Computer” and then click on “Upload and Complete.”
  7. Now you can go to a printer that matches your printer selection (Step 4), swipe your ID, and print!

Printer locations:

  • Cardinal Commons – Residence Hall Printer
  • Clinton – Residence Hall Printer
  • Library – Library Printer
  • Whitehouse Business Center (WBC) 117 – Library Printer
  • Classroom Technology Center (CTC) 201 – Library Printer

HANDBELLS
For questions or information about Handbell Choir, please contact Dr. Karen Black at karen.black@wartburg.edu.

WIND ENSEMBLE—Dr. Craig Hancock’s Office, FAC 111 (Dr. Craig Hancock)
Sunday, Aug. 23, 12-6:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 24, 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

SYMPHONIC BAND
Symphonic Band will not be holding auditions this fall.  An informational meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 3:50 p.m. outside in the “FAC Courtyard” with rehearsals starting on Monday, Aug. 31. Contact Dr. Scott Muntefering with questions.

CHOIR PLACEMENTS AND AUDITIONS 

Auditioned Choirs:

*See audition details below

  • Wartburg Choir (touring concert choir (SATB)) – Dr. Lee Nelson, conductor,  lee.nelson@wartburg.edu  •  Rehearsals on Monday thru Thursday (4:55-6:15 pm)
  • Castle Singers (touring chamber ensemble (SATB)) – Dr. Nicki Toliver, conductor, nicki.toliver@wartburg.edu  •  Rehearsals on Monday thru Friday (3:45-4:35 pm)

Non-Auditioned Choirs: 

*No audition is needed; just sign up with your advisor

  • Kantorei (SATB choir) – Dr. Karen Black, conductor, karen.black@wartburg.edu  •  Rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday (3:45-4:35 pm)
  • Ritterchor (tenor/bass choir) – Dr. Lee Nelson, conductor, lee.nelson@wartburg.edu  •  Rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (3:45-4:35 pm)
  • St. Elizabeth Chorale (soprano/alto choir) – Dr. Nicki Toliver, conductor, nicki.toliver@wartburg.edu  •  Rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday (4:55-6:00 pm)

If you wish to participate in one of our three non-auditioned choirs (, no voice check is required and you may simply sign up with your academic advisor ASAP.

Auditions for Wartburg Choir and/or Castle Singers – In order to provide the safest possible audition process, we are moving our traditional face-to-face choir auditions to a video format. Using a smart phone, tablet, or computer, all auditionees will prepare and record the following (please see attached demonstration videos for assistance):

  • An introduction that includes (1) your name, (2) the voice part(s) you would like to audition for (soprano, alto, or both OR tenor, bass, or both), and (3) which choir(s) you would like to audition for (Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, or both)
  • Sing a solo art song or folk song of your choice (accompanied or a cappella, unedited, can be in any language)
  • Then sing either My Country ‘Tis of Thee or Happy Birthday with the following starting pitches (a cappella, unedited):
    • Soprano and Tenor:  sing in the key of B flat major using “B flat” as the starting pitch for My Country ‘Tis of Thee or if you choose to sing Happy Birthday, use “F natural” as the starting pitch.
    • Alto and Bass: sing in the key of D major using  “D natural” as the starting pitch for My Country ‘Tis of Thee or if you choose to sing Happy Birthday, use “A natural” as the starting pitch.

You can use a keyboard instrument (piano or organ), a pitch pipe, or an app (Virtuoso, Pocket Pitch, Garage Band, etc.) to find your starting note. 

When your video is complete, please email it to us at SingatWartburg@gmail.com on or before Friday, Aug. 21 at 11:59 p.m. Please include your name, which voice part(s) you would like to audition for and which choir(s) you would like to be considered for (Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers or both). Videos will be reviewed by our choral and voice faculty and next steps will be shared on or before Wednesday, Aug. 26.