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Wartburg College

100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly, United States



Wartburg College is an internationally recognized liberal arts college of the Lutheran Church (ELCA). Wartburg College is a four-year private liberal arts college in Waverly, Iowa. Our mission is to challenge and nurture students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. With a student body of about 1,500 students, Wartburg provides an excellent education and offers more than 50 academic majors in the liberal arts and in professional areas. A college of the Lutheran church (ELCA), Wartburg uses the Lutheran approach to education, which builds community around a lively and inclusive conversation of faith and learning.
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Why spend a term at Wartburg West?

Calling all first-year students! Bree Primous '19 thinks Wartburg West is GREAT, and so will you. YOU could be next! Apply today to experience Wartburg West for a term in Denver, Colorado! Sophomore applications for fall 2017 are due this Thursday, March 9. Reach out to Jo Dorrance, internship coordinator, at with any questions.

Why spend a term at Wartburg West?

Photos from Wartburg College's post

Students are back in class today after Winter Break! More than 90 students, faculty and staff traveled on five service trips across the country, using their time off to give back to others in Colorado, Tennessee, New York, Florida, and around the Midwest (service is one of the pillars of the Wartburg experience). Here are a few photos of their adventures... #BurgBreaks2017 #WartburgWorthIt

Photos from Wartburg College's post

Basketball team results in NCAA tourney

Bittersweet results from the NCAA Division III first-round basketball tournament games last night: The Wartburg men's team had a 92-66 upset win over No. 10 Benedictine, while the No. 8/9 Wartburg women's team fell to Chicago, 63-67, ending their season at 25-3 in their second straight appearance in the Big Dance. The Wartburg men's basketball team will face No. 4 UW-River Falls in the second round of the NCAA Tournament tonight at 7 p.m. in River Falls. Go to for stories about both games. You can watch tonight's men's game online at to cheer on your Knights! Congrats to the women on a great season, and good luck to the men tonight!

SPECIAL REPORT: Iowa's perfect storm

Digitized footage from the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting collection, housed in the Wartburg College Vogel Library, was used by KGAN CBS 2 meteorologist Terry Swails to tell this story about a "perfect storm" in April 1973. Let's hope this isn't what we have waiting for us later this spring. #thinkwarmthoughts

'It's my home': College student returns to Immokalee to give back

"Ultimately my goal is I really want to help my community. I want this to be a learning experience, not only for the students I'm taking, but for my community too," said Maria Munguia-Cortes. #burgbreaks17 #worthit

Wartburg College - Spiritual Life & Campus Ministry is an integral part of the Wartburg experience, and we want to hear just how it impacted you. Emily Christensen, the college's news director, is writing a story about the history of SL&CM at Wartburg for the next alumni magazine, and that story wouldn't be complete without some personal stories. If you were impacted (no matter how much or how little) by any of the campus pastors, SL&CM programming, or just by knowing there was someone there to listen if you needed it, please send your story to

Demo Show: Celebrating 10 years

At the Physics and Chemistry Demo Show a couple of weeks ago, we celebrated the alumni who've been part of the show throughout its 10-year history. Take a look back with these science alums for #tbt!

Demo Show: Celebrating 10 years

Timeline Photos

While dozens of Knights are serving stateside, Tyler Vogel '17 is seeing four years of research and effort come to fruition in a Peruvian village. Thanks to Tyler's persistence and the engineering know-how of a few other Knights, these villagers will hopefully see mosquitoes and malaria decrease in the coming months and years. We will have more about Tyler and his bat research in the next edition of the alumni magazine. #worthit

Timeline Photos

Couple welcomes gamers to the Friendly Meeple

Knights are known for building community wherever they land, and Abriel Dixon ’03 is no different. When she returned to Waverly in 2014 with her husband, Matt, the couple found a way to build a new community around a shared passion: board games. Their community group, The Friendly Meeple, and student game group, Game Knights, were recently featured in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Fellow Knights also may recognize Dr. Brian Birgen, professor of mathematics, in the photo below.

Wartburg College Athletics

ICYMI, the men's and women's basketball teams will both play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 3. The women are headed to Minnesota where they will face the University of Chicago while the men will face Benedictine University at Wisconsin-River Falls. #GoKnights

Wartburg College Choirs

We know our Wartburg Choir singers are top notch, but we always are excited when others take notice, too. We've just learned the choir is one of several finalists in the Choral Performance-College/University Division of The American Prize. We will know in a few days if this is another accolade they can add to their ever-growing list.

#UKnightDay message from Gary Wipperman

Gary Wipperman ’76, Wartburg’s technology guru, is preparing for #UKnightDay on March 30 in a very unique way! #HighSpeed #PushTheButton (Students on Winter Break, we think you're going to appreciate this one...) Don’t forget to check out the UKnight Day pre-page at

#UKnightDay message from Gary Wipperman