Welcome to the beginning of your Wartburg College career! The Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) process is designed to get you ready to attend Wartburg College in the Fall.  Your attendance is required at one of these sessions as part of Wartburg’s Summer and Fall Orientation Program. You will have the opportunity to meet with a faculty adviser, select your classes, and learn more about the academic support services and campus life at Wartburg. 

Register for an option below and use the login information you received from Admissions. 

Please review the information in each dropdown menu below PRIOR to attending a SOAR day. 

SOAR Questions:

Jessica Herrmeyer

Academic Resource Center Assistant Director

Note: If you have already activated your Wartburg account to view your financial aid award, or if you already have a Wartburg email account, use the same username and password to log on to https://my.wartburg.edu/ICS/Admissions/.

If you have not yet activated your account, use the following steps: (Preferably from a computer vs. a phone)

  • Go to https://winnet.wartburg.edu/activateaccount/ and activate your account by using your ID#. 
  • This will generate a document that contains important information, including your username and password for your Wartburg email account. Follow the instructions on this document and make sure you save your username and password.
  • Once activated, log on to https://my.wartburg.edu/ICS/Admissions/ and complete the SOAR registration form. For assistance with activating your account, please contact our techline at 319-352-8767 or techline@wartburg.edu.

Before you arrive for SOAR, be sure to watch the videos below. You should be able to watch all within 10 minutes. For the best viewing experience, we encourage you to select the full screen option in the lower right of each video.

Course Credit Overview & Average Course Load

Finding Web Resources

General Education Plan Overview

Academic Catalog Overview

Morning Session
Check-in via Zoom, 9 a.m. CST
Morning session via Zoom, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. CST


  • College president
  • Orientation Staff

Messages from:

  • Residential Life/Housing
  • Dining Services
  • Student Employment Office
  • Business Office
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Academic Advising
  • Pathways Student Success Center
  • Security

SOAR Checklist Completion

Afternoon Session
Check-in via Zoom, 12:45 p.m. CST
Afternoon session via Zoom, 12:45-6 p.m. CST

  • Group Advising with Academic Departments
  • Individual Advising Session with Academic Advisor
  • Individual Financial Planning Meeting

*Students will have three separate appointments in the afternoon that will each last approximately 30 minutes. Individual appointment times will vary. Students will receive specifics on these times and Zoom links for each appointment during the morning session.

*Parents are encouraged to attend and will need to be present for the Financial Planning Meeting.