A rewarding residential experience 
Wartburg prides itself on being a four-year residential institution and the Residence Life staff works hard to bring educational opportunities into the halls for their students. In all of the residence halls at Wartburg, resident assistants (RAs) and Area Coordinators (ACs) plan educational programs based on Wartburg’s four pillars (leadership, service, faith and learning). In addition to the educational programs that occur, RAs also plan floor meetings and community- building activities. Students who reside in The Residence complete a yearlong service project they design along with their suitemates.

Benefits of Living on Campus

Academic Performance: Living on campus gives students an academic edge. According to the American Council on Education, studies show students who reside on campus achieve higher grade point averages than their off-campus peers.

Social and Personal Development: For many students, college is the first taste of independence from parental control. Campus housing creates a supervised environment conducive to healthy personal/social development by providing students the opportunity to form an identity, or sense of community, with the institution.

Convenience and Time Management: Many students find living on campus much more convenient than living off campus and on-campus students generally interact more with faculty and staff mentors, taking greater advantage of academic support services.

Diversity: Wartburg students living on campus represent more diversity racially and ethnically than the campus population at large and this living-learning environment is an important part of the Wartburg educational experience.


Vollmer Room

The Complex (Centennial, Vollmer, and Hebron) and the McCoy Living and Learning Center & Clinton Hall
Most rooms are doubles; however, three- and four-person rooms are available.

The Residence

Founders, Grossmann, Löhe, Afton and Waverly Manors, and The Residence
Room styles include single and double rooms, and three-, four-, and eight-person suites.

Knights Village

Knights Village
Individual two-story “townhouses” for four to seven students include a furnished living space and kitchen.

First-Year Residence Halls

The Complex consists of three structurally connected buildings (Centennial, Vollmer, and Hebron Hall). Most rooms are doubles; however, three- and four-person rooms are available. One kitchen in Centennial serves The Complex. The Complex is a substance-free residence hall.

Clinton Hall, which opened in 1957 and scheduled for renovation in 2016, houses 150 men and 130 women. Three--person rooms are available, although most rooms are doubles. Clinton is a substance-free residence hall.

Suite-Style Residence Halls

Built in 1919 and completely renovated in 1997, Founders Hall has the character and charm of an older building and the convenience of a newer one. The building houses 80 students, men and women. The variety of room styles include single and double rooms, and three- and four-person suites.

Afton and Waverly Manors each consist of four separate two-story houses where 12 men and 12 women live on different floors. Students in two adjoining double rooms share bath facilities. Rooms surround the central lounge.

Grossmann Hall opened in the fall of 1995 and Löhe Hall in 2004. Floors are arranged in suites for one, three, four, six, or eight students. Sleeping rooms are grouped around a small living area with bath and shower areas centrally located to accommodate several suites. Cardinal Commons is a multi-purpose atrium that separates Grossmann and Löhe Halls.

The Residence provides a living/learning atmosphere for groups of eight. Groups are selected on the basis of a service project partnered with an organization in the Cedar Valley Area, stated goals, and means of evaluation. Each suite consists of four double rooms with two bathrooms and a spacious living area that can accommodate special programming. Halls share a common lounge area that was once the college president's house, which includes a kitchen.


Knights Village units are designed for four or six person groups and opened in September 2000. It consists of individual two-story "townhouses" named after cities where Wartburg College has been located at various times in its history. It includes a commons, called Saginaw Haus, as well as Mendota Haus, Galena Haus, Dubuque Haus, and St. Sebald Haus. The village houses 88 seniors in units designed for four to seven students. Occupancy is restricted to seniors. Kitchen facilities are available in each apartment. All apartments are furnished with a sofa, chairs, kitchen table and chairs, refrigerator, and an oven.


The residential experience at Wartburg is specifically designed to meet the needs of students throughout their four years and help them transition to more independent living after graduation.




The Area Coordinator is a professional member of the Student Life team who oversees the residence hall, supervises an Resident Assistant (RA) staff of 9-15, advises Hall Council, and works individually with students.  The Area Coordinators work together to create and implement a comprehensive residential life program that encourages an environment conducive to educational growth and development.  The Director of Residential Life coordinates the development of policies, programs, and services. Wartburg’s residence halls are divided into floors of 18-38 students with a RA residing on each floor.  An RA can be an invaluable resource to a new student as a contact person for problem solving, a guide to campus resources, and a leader in the floor community.  RAs are returning students who have been carefully selected and trained to assist the students on the floor.  RAs enforce policies and take appropriate action in emergency situations to maintain a safe and educational environment for floor residents.

Cassie Hales

Director of Residential Life and Chief Student Conduct Officer

Justine Jackovich

Assistant Director of Residential Life

Derek Deeney

Area Coordinator for Centennial Complex and The Residence/Service Learning Coordinator

Julleon Garrison

Area Coordinator for Clinton/Founders and Academic Support Coordinator

Kalyani Kannan

Area Coordinator for Grossmann and Löhe Halls/Second Year Experience Coordinator

Student Staff
Each floor has an upper-class student called a Resident Assistant (RA) who is hired and trained to help you! If you have any questions or need advice your RA can be your first and most often used resource! Wartburg Residential Life employs 37 RAs.

RAs come back to campus before the academic year begins to receive training, attend weekly meetings, hold floor programs, community building activities and floor meetings, and ensure that all Wartburg policies are being upheld by their fellow students.