Student Transportation and Parking

Campus Parking and Transportation Waldorf College

Ride Request Form

Waldorf allows all students to bring a car to campus. We have multiple designated lots for student parking for registered vehicles and provide temporary guest parking passes to visitors.

The college recognizes that there is currently not a local bus or taxi service for students that do not have personal vehicles and need travel assistance. Students that need transportation to out of town airports or clinics during the academic year may use Waldorf College Transportation Services.

Future Transportation Dates

Spring Semester

Mid-Term Break

Time of Departure: Thurs, February 27th - 4:00 p.m. leave CIC for Minneapolis
Time of Arrival:      Sun, March 2nd - 9:00 p.m. pick up in Minneapolis

Spring Break

Time of Departure: Fri, March 14th - 4:00 p.m. leave CIC for Minneapolis

 Sat, March 15th - 7:00 a.m. leave CIC for Minneapolis

Time of Arrival:     Sun, March 23rd - 1:00 p.m. pick up in Minneapolis

 Sun, March 23rd - 9:00 p.m. pick up in Minneapolis

Easter Break

Time of Departure: Thurs, April 17th - 4:00 p.m. leave CIC for Minneapolis
Time of Arrival:      Mon, April 21st - 9:00 p.m. pick up in Minneapolis

End of Semester

Time of Departure:

Wed, April 30th - 5:30 p.m. leave CIC for Minneapolis (only for those without Thursday and Friday finals)

Thurs, May 1st - 5:30 p.m. leave CIC for (only for those without Friday finals)

Fri, May 2nd - 5:30 p.m. leave CIC for Minneapolis

Sat, May 3rd - 7:00 a.m. leave CIC for Minneapolis (for graduating seniors and those participating in commencement only)

Sun, May 4th - 7:00 a.m. (for graduating seniors and those participating in commencement only)

Sun, May 4th - 2:00 p.m. (for graduating seniors and those participating in commencement only)


Ride Request Process

  1. All requests for rides must be done 72 hours in advance.
  2. Students may request rides using our Ride Request Form.
  3. Ride requests made less than 72 hours in advance cannot be guaranteed.
  4. All rides will have pick up and drop off at the Campus Information Center desk in the Campus Center.
  5. Shuttle departure times from campus will vary depending on request locations, number of student requests that day, time of requests and availability of drivers and vehicles.
  6. Students should make sure to indicate the amount of luggage they plan to transport with them on the ride request form if it is a large amount.
  7. Students will receive a confirmation email to their Waldorf email confirming ride time, dates and arrangements prior to the ride date.
  8. The student’s account will be charged after the transportation request has been confirmed.

Transportation Shuttle Rates

Charges (applied to student account, cash or check to Waldorf College prior to transport)

  • $20 - One way to Mason City Airport
  • $35 - Round trip to Mason City Airport
  • $50 - One way to Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport
  • $80 - Round trip to Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport

A form must be completed before transportation to any location can be offered to the student. Those who do not fill out a form are not guaranteed transportation.

Airport trips are available during select times and only to Waldorf College students. During college breaks, transportation will only be available on specific days. IF a special trip is made there will be an increase in shuttle costs in an effort to discourage students from missing classes and to recoup costs for gas and finding a driver. Increased prices for Mason City will be $50 and to Minneapolis/St. Paul will be $120 round trip. 

We highly recommend that students book flights after 1:00 p.m. as flights prior to that will require students to be transported the day before. If students need to contact Waldorf due to a delay or emergency, they are encouraged to call 641.585.8500.

Questions about scheduling a ride to the airport? Contact Anne Marie Werthmann at 641.585.8728 or by email at AnneMarie.Werthmann@waldorf.edu.

Trips to area clinics are provided for students free of charge. For more information, contact Mary Mathiasen at 641.585.8157 or by email at mathiasem@waldorf.edu.

No Shows, Reservation Changes and Cancellation Policy

Students who do not show up for a scheduled transport will be charged and will not be refunded. Students may receive a full refund if they cancel 72 hours before their scheduled transport. 

Questions, contact the Student Life Office at (641) 585-8160.