Wartburg College traces its roots to 1852, when Pastor Wilhelm Löhe of Neuendettelsau, Bavaria, sent Pastor Georg Grossmann to America to work as a missionary of the Lutheran faith. With five students, Grossmann founded a teacher-training school for German immigrants in Saginaw, Mich.
The liberal arts education you will receive at Wartburg allows you to not only gain the skills required from your chosen field of study, but also the critical thinking skills required to explore the ethics of decision-making and community engagement, effective communication, cultural competence, and collaboration.
Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Funding is available for students to engage in research and travel to conferences to present their research. Wartburg College Undergraduate Research (WCUR) provides resources for faculty working with students as well as conference listings and publications that accept student submissions.
Career development and vocational discernment are lifelong processes that you have the opportunity to explore during your four years at Wartburg.
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The International Student Services Office (ISSO), Saemann Student Center 185, provides services to international students and seeks to promote global understanding through campus, intercollegiate, and community outreach. The primary role of the International Student Services Office is to provide excellent immigration advising for our international students and compliance operations for Wartburg College. The office also provides a new international student orientation, material support, and advising on employment, Social Security, health insurance, and cross-cultural communication.
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.
Vogel Library creates inclusive, safe spaces that facilitate collaboration, engagement, communication, and ethical educational development while respecting the diversity of the Wartburg community.
The Information Services department of Wartburg College provides numerous services for the campus community including:
The living-learning environment at Wartburg is designed to help take a journey of discovery, embrace your passions, and unlock your potential to realize your purpose. The best way to decide if Wartburg is the right place for you would be to visit our campus. Meet our friendly students. Grab a cool cookie at the Den. Check out a class. See a game or go to a concert. Visit with a professor. Learn what makes Wartburg “worth it.”
One of the largest NCAA Division III facilities of its kind in the nation, the 200,000-square-foot Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center, also known as “The W,” offers expansive facilities for college health and wellness programs and intercollegiate athletics. At the same time, it provides Waverly with one of the finest community wellness centers in the Midwest.
Wartburg has nearly 80 campus groups and organizations for students to join. Most Wartburg students participate in at least one co-curricular activity. You will find links to websites and social media for these organizations on this page.
Wartburg College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). As part of maintaining its accreditation, Wartburg's programs and processes are periodically reviewed to ensure institutional quality and integrity.
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