ORIENTATION GUIDE

AUG. 22-25, 2020

First Year Schedule

Check-in, Tent on 5th Avenue
8:30–11:30 a.m. Move-in Group A
12:30-3:30 p.m. Move-in Group B
4:30-7:30 p.m. Move-in Group C

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 after completing health screening. Residence hall staff will be available throughout the day for any questions you may have. Remember, only two guests are permitted for each incoming student during their allotted move-in timeframe.

8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Taking Care of Business
McCoy East and McCoy West, Student Center
– Financial Aid
– Business Office
– Student Employment

8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Pathways Center Open

8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Vogel Library Open

8 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Clinton Field

Noah Health Clinic – drop off any health forms
Alumni & Parent Relations – pick up your class mug

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Information Technology Services Open
Whitehouse Business Center 117

Use time to get your laptop registered and get help with password and other technological concerns.

9 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Mail Center
Saemann Student Center First Floor

Stop by the Mail Center in Saemann Student Center to locate your mailbox and learn the combination, get parking decals, and get familiar with package procedures.

9 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Wartburg Store Open

11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Pick Up Your Wartburg ID
You can pick up your ID in the Dining Services office, located on the south end of Saemann Student Center behind the Information Desk on the first floor. Remember, you will need your ID to be able to enter your residence hall or to eat in a dining facility on campus.

Dinner

8:30 p.m. Movie Under the Moon
Central Campus
Grab a blanket and enjoy a film shown on the campus lawn in front of Old Main.

9 p.m.-11 p.m. Information Technology Services Open
Clinton Classroom

Use time to get your laptop registered and get help with password and other technological concerns.

Check-in, Tent on 5th Avenue
8:30–11:30 a.m. Move-in Group D
12:30-3:30 p.m. Move-in Group E
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 after completing health screening. Residence hall staff will be available throughout the day for any questions you may have. Remember, only two guests are permitted for each incoming student during their allotted move-in timeframe.

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Taking Care of Business
McCoy East and McCoy West, Student Center
– Financial Aid
– Business Office
– Student Employment

8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Pathways Center Open

8 a.m.- 5:15 p.m. Vogel Library Open

8 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.
Clinton Field

Noah Health Clinic – drop off any health forms
Alumni & Parent Relations – pick up your class mug

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Information Technology Services Open
Whitehouse Business Center 117

Use time to get your laptop registered and get help with password and other technological concerns.

9 – 10 a.m.
Math 90 Exam
Whitehouse Business Center 214

10:30 – 11 a.m.
College Student Inventory (CSI)
Whitehouse Business Center 214

9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Mail Center
Saemann Student Center First Floor

Stop by the Mail Center in Saemann Student Center to locate your mailbox and learn the combination, get parking decals, and get familiar with package procedures.

9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Wartburg Store Open

11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Pick Up Your Wartburg ID
You can pick up your ID in the Dining Services office, located on the south end of Saemann Student Center behind the Information Desk on the first floor. Remember, you will need your ID to be able to enter your residence hall or to eat in a dining facility on campus.

4 p.m. Orientation Staff Welcome & Group Meetings
Campus Mall
Students will meet with their Orientation groups and staff and begin exploring Wartburg! Your Orientation group number can be found on your nametag. Be sure to wear this for all of Orientation programming.

5:15–6:30 p.m. Dinner with Orientation Groups
Mensa, Saemann Student Center
Your student orientation staff leader will lead your group through dinner and conversation.

6:30–9 p.m.Knightout
Campus Mall (rain site: The W Fieldhouse)
Come enjoy a fun night filled with caricatures, henna, snow-cones, cotton candy, yard games, a photo booth, inflatables, and so much more!

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

8:15- 8:45 a.m.
College Student Inventory (CSI)
Whitehouse Business Center 116

9-10 a.m.
Math 90 Exam
Whitehouse Business Center 116

9-10:20 a.m. Class for Group A
Various Locations

10:30-11:45 a.m. IT Skills & Survival Guide for Group B
Bring your computer!

10:30-11:45 a.m.
All About Scholars (Scholars Only)
Whitehouse Business Center, Buckmaster Room

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

1-2:15 p.m. IT Skills & Survival Guide for Group A
Bring your computer!

1-2:15 p.m.
Survival Guide (Scholars Only)
Whitehouse Business Center, Buckmaster Room

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

2:30-4:30 p.m. Teambuilding
Campus Mall

Enjoy a series of teambuilding activities with your IS 101 class which will test your problem solving, communication, and creativity skills.

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

7 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!

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

8-9 a.m.
Math 90 Exam
Whitehouse Business Center 116

8–9:15 a.m. Class for Group B
Various Classrooms

9:15 a.m. Meet on Campus Mall by Orientation Group

9:45 a.m. Opening Convocation and Knighting Ceremony
Walston-Hoover Stadium
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. The Opening Ceremonies include welcome messages from President Darrel Colson, Student Body President Yusra Malik, Dean of Students Dan Kittle, and the knighting ceremony. New students come forward to be welcomed into Wartburg Knighthood by President Colson and Dean Kittle.

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. Your advisor will be listed on your nametag and on My.Wartburg. Find the last name of your advisor below for the location of your meeting.

  • Art: FAC 114 (Everyone)
  • Biology:  Will begin outside outside on the West side of the SC under the trees, weather permitting as a large group before breaking out. SC 102 (McCullough) , SC 24 (Blay) , SC 140 (Toering Peters) , SC 141 (Bechtel) , SC 214 (Golay), SC 345 (Larimer)
  • Business/Econ/Finance: WBC 214 (1 p.m. Crouse, Pilcher, and Sommermeyer; 1:45 p.m. Abdiah, Gonnerman, Quaicoe; 2:30 p.m. Bernard, Folkers, and Meyeraan)
  • Chem/Biochem/Engineering: SC 247 (Faidley, Mahmoud, and Black), SC 245 (Zart and DeVries), SC 128 (Ellerbroek)
  • Journalism & Communication: MC 133 and MC 134 (Pier – Students should split themselves between both rooms.)
  • Education: OM 10 (Snyder), 100 (Jensen), 101 (TeKippe), 102 (Faga)
  • English/Modern Languages: Zoom Meeting
  • Exploring: LIB 230 (Reese and Herrmeyer), LIB, 233 (Gleason and Willis), and 3rd Floor Learning Commons (Koschmeder)
  • Health and Wellness: W East 2238, Middle 2240, West 2242 (All students will meet in The W classrooms with all walls open.)
  • History: LH 324 (Everyone)
  • Math/Computer Sci/Physics: Zoom Meeting (pass: MathCSPhys)
  • Music: Orchestra Hall (Larson, Muntefering, Nelson, Pfaltzgraff, Toliver, Wachmann), Band Hall (Ashton and Woodward)
  • Religion/Philosophy: GRO 131 (Everyone)
  • Social Science: LH 326 (McQueen), LH 327 (Munir), LH 329 (Sundblad), LH 330 (Billet), LH 333 (Reiher), and Zoom – see email from your advisor (Eslick)
  • Social Work: OM 200 (Everyone)

3-4 p.m. Multicultural Student Meet & Greet
Campus Mall
Incoming multicultural students will be able to talk to, meet, and build connections with current multicultural students. The current students are members of the Black Student Union (BSU), Spanish and Latinx Student Association (SALSA), and Asian Student Association (ASA).

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.

5–6:30 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!

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

Transfer Schedule

4:30 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, Pathways, I.T. and more!

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

7 p.m. Residence Hall Programs
Residence Hall Floor

Get to know your RA and floormates. Get excited for this wonderful opportunity to get to know the students you are living with!

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

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

9:45 a.m. Opening Convocation & Knighting Ceremony
Walston-Hoover Stadium

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. The Opening Ceremonies include welcome messages from President Darrel Colson, Student Body President Yusra Malik, Dean of Students Dan Kittle, and the knighting ceremony. New students come forward to be welcomed into Wartburg Knighthood by President Colson and Dean Kittle.

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.

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

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.

5–7 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/cal for more campus activities after orientation week! 

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.

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

Mission Statement 
Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. 

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