ORIENTATION GUIDE

AUG. 29-SEPT. 1, 2020

First Year Schedule

8–11:30 a.m. Check-in
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!

8–11:30 a.m. Welcome Tent
Clinton Field

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

8 a.m.–2 p.m. Taking Care of Business
Various Locations
Financial Aid, Business Office, Pathways, and Admissions will be open and available to help with any questions/concerns.

  • Financial Aid (Luther Hall 212)
  • Business Office (Luther Hall 212)
  • Pathways (Library 314)
  • Admissions (Whitehouse Business Center 201)

9 a.m.-2 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.

10 a.m.-3 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.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wartburg Store Open

2-3 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.

3:15-3:45 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.

4 p.m. Families Depart 

4:15 p.m. Orientation Staff Welcome & Group Meetings
Neumann Auditorium
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.

7 p.m. Residence Hall Meeting
Neumann Auditorium
Meet Residence Life staff and your Resident Assistant (RA) and Area Coordinator (AD).

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.

9:30–11:30 p.m. ITS Assistance
Clinton Hall Lounge 
Use this time to get your laptop registered and get help with passwords and other technological concerns.

10 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. MA 90 Testing
Whitehouse Business Center (WBC) 214

Need to take/retake the MA 90 test? This is the time to do it. Head over to the Buckmaster Room. Your Orientation leader will let you know if you must take the exam.

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

1–3 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.

4-5 p.m. Say What?
Neumann Auditorium
Great learning environments start with inclusivity, a community that makes all students feel welcome and respected. One of the biggest barriers to these goals is a culture where microaggressions and bias can thrive. Say What?! is a program that helps students learn to recognize bias and how to make a more equitable, healthier learning and living environment for everyone. Participants will walk away understanding: why people have stereotypes and make bias statements, why they are a problem (even if that harm is unintentional), and how everyone can work to end them in the office to make a more respectful, productive learning and living environment for everyone.

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

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

9-10 a.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.

10:15-11:45 a.m. Class
Various Locations

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

12-1 p.m. Wartburg Scholars Luncheon
Knight Ballroom, Saemann Student Center

1–2 pm Adjusting to College Workshop
Whitehouse Business Center (WBC) 217 
This workshop is offered to all new students to ease the stress of starting college and provides strategies for managing a college lifestyle. 

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

3–4 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! 

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

5:30-8 p.m. Multicultural Student Cook-out
Kohlmann Park
Meet at ??? to walk to the park. 

8 p.m. Faculty in Residence Open House
Join the Faculty in Residence in the Clinton Hall Apartment for an open house.

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

8:30–9:45 a.m. Class
Various Classrooms

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—Art Classroom, Fine Arts Center
  • Biology—Science Center 102
  • Business Administration/Accounting/Economics—Whitehouse Business Center 116
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry/Engineering Science—Science Center 247
  • Journalism and Communication—McElroy Center 134
  • Education—Old Main 100
  • English/Modern Languages—Luther Hall 201
  • Exploring—Learning Commons (Outside Pathways Center, Third Floor, Vogel Library) 
  • Health and Wellness – West Classroom (W)
  • History—Luther Hall 324
  • Mathematics/Computer Science/Physics—Science Center 134
  • Music—Bachman Fine Arts Center 104
  • Religion/Philosophy—Grossmann 131
  • Social Sciences (Psychology, Political Science, Community Sociology, International Relations)—Luther Hall 326
  • Social Work—Old Main 200

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

8 p.m. ETK presents: TBD
Neumann Auditorium
Enjoy a magical evening with friends at an incredible show from Daniel Martin before classes officially begin tomorrow!

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

8 a.m. New Student Move-in
Student Life Office, Saemann Student Center
Pick up your room key from the Student Life Office from 8-11 a.m.

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

1 p.m. Parents/Families Depart

3 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! Various speakers will present on employment, dining, financial aid, Pathways, I.T. skills, 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 

8:30–9:45 a.m. Pathways Session
Whitehouse Business Center 214

This is anopportunity for transfer students to connect with Pathways to talk about things like career services, academic resources, and other services their office provides.

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 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

8 p.m. ETK presents: Daniel Martin, Magician
Neumann Auditorium

Enjoy a magical evening with friends at an incredible show from Daniel Martin before classes officially begin tomorrow!

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
Contact Timothy Schumacher at timothyw.schumacher@wartburg.edu with questions.

WIND ENSEMBLE—Dr. Craig Hancock’s Office, FAC 111 (Dr. Craig Hancock)

  • Sunday, Sept. 1, noon-6 p.m. (first-year and returning students on campus)
  • Monday, Sept. 2, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (first-year and returning students on campus)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (returning students)

SYMPHONIC BAND
Signup sheets for audition times will be posted in the Fine Arts Center. Auditions are Wednesday, Sept. 4, 3:30-5 p.m. These auditions are for those interested in Symphonic Band and those who did not make Wind Ensemble. Contact Dr. Scott Muntefering with questions.

ORCHESTR
Auditions for the Wartburg Community Symphony Orchestra and Kammerstreicher are TBD.

CHOIR PLACEMENTS AND AUDITIONS for Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, Kantorei, Ritterchor, and St. Elizabeth Chorale – Choral Hall, FAC 129 (Dr. Lee Nelson, Dr. Nicki Toliver, and Dr. Karen Black). Sign up for audition time during Orientation on the bulletin board outside the Music Office in the Fine Arts Center. Contact Dr. Nelson at lee.nelson@wartburg.edu with questions.

  • Monday, Sept. 2, 1-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1:30-8:30 p.m. ENTERING MEISTERSINGER VOICE SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS and ENTERING VOCAL MUSIC MAJORS ONLY* 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 3:45 p.m. – Call backs for Wartburg Choir and Castle Singers
  • Friday, Sept. 6, 3:45-4:40 p.m. – Castle Singers rehearsal; 4:50-6:15 p.m. – Wartburg Choir rehearsal

*Students who wish to take voice lessons (required of vocal music majors and vocal Meistersinger Scholarship recipient of $2,500 or higher) should sign up for Tuesday auditions in Choral Hall of the FAC. Students should bring one of their Meistersinger audition pieces to sing (an accompanist will be provided), or the faculty will provide them with a piece. In addition to the choir placement, the voice faculty will use this audition to determine in which voice lessons studio the student will study.

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