Air and Bus Transportation


Students that need transportation to travel terminals such as airports and bus stations, or to local medical clinics during the academic year may purchase a Waldorf College Transportation Pass.

A Ride Request Form must be filled out for air or bus travel at least 72 hours before student transportation services are needed. Please schedule any arrival or departure times to be between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (CST) to coordinate with predetermined pick-up and drop-off times, keeping in mind that Forest City is approximately 2.5 hours away from either airport in good conditions. If your flight is outside the time range, please schedule your ride for the night before and/or be prepared for waiting periods.

Plan to use predetermined travel days, as there are some "black-out" dates around breaks when drivers are not available. Also plan to experience wait time depending on the number of travelers in a group pick-up or drop-off.



Any cancellation of a ride request within 24 hours of the time that a ride is scheduled may be subject to additional fees or charges. This service is provided to Waldorf students ONLY.


Fall Fly-in and check in dates:

Sunday, July 20 @ 7:00 pm (RA staff only)

Tuesday, July 29 @ 1:00 pm (First Year Volleyball, Soccer, and Football students ONLY)
Tuesday, July 29 @ 9:00 pm (First Year Volleyball, Soccer, and Football students ONLY)

Thursday, July 31 @ 1:00 pm (Returning Volleyball, Soccer, and Football students ONLY)
Thursday, July 31 @ 9:00 pm (Returning Volleyball, Soccer, and Football students ONLY)

Thursday, August 14 @ 9:00 pm (Theatre, Cheer, and select COM majors ONLY)

Sunday, August 17 @ 9:00 pm (Music students ONLY)

Wednesday, August 20 @ 1:00 pm (International students ONLY)
Wednesday, August 20 @ 9:00 pm (International students ONLY)

Thursday, August 21 @ 1:00 pm (Non-early Arrival First Year students ONLY)
Thursday, August 21 @ 9:00 pm (Non-early Arrival First Year students ONLY)

Saturday, August 23 @ 1:00 pm (Returning/Transfer students)
Saturday, August 23 @ 9:00 pm (Returning/Transfer students)

Predetermined Travel Dates
Student Life does not encourage missing classes - please speak with professor to get approval for travel while classes are in session.

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Midterm break
Leave: Fri., Oct. 10 @4:00 pm
Return: Mon., Oct. 13 @ 9:00 pm


Thanksgiving Break
Leave: Tues., Nov. 25 @ 4:00 pm
Return: Sun., Nov. 30 @ 9:00 pm


Winter Break
Leave: Wed., Dec. 10 @ 5:30 pm**
Thurs., Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm*
Fri., Dec. 12 @ 7:00 am*
Fri., Dec. 12 @ 5:30 pm
Sat., Dec. 13 @ 7:00 am

 
Return for Spring Semester
Sun., Jan. 11 @ 1:00 pm
Sun., Jan. 11 @ 9:00 pm 
Midterm break
Leave: Fri., Feb. 27 @4:00 pm
Return: Sun., Mar., 1 @ 9:00 pm

Spring Break
Leave: Fri., Mar. 6 @ 4:00 pm
Sat., Mar. 7 @ 7:00 am
Return: Sun., Mar. 15 @ 1:00 pm
Sun., Mar. 15 @ 9:00 pm

Easter Break
Leave: Thurs., Apr. 2 @4:00 pm
Return: Mon., Apr. 6 @ 9:00 pm

End of Semester
Leave: Wed., May 6 @ 5:30 pm**
Thurs., May 7 @ 5:30*
Fri., May 8 @ 5:30 pm
Sat., May 9 @ 7:00 am
Sun., May 10 @ 7:00 am
Sun., May 10 @ 2:00 pm
 
**Only available to students that do not have finals on Thursday of Friday
*Only available to students that do not have finals on Friday

Any questions about student transportation to travel hubs, contact Anne Marie Werthmann at (641) 585-8728 during business hours, or campus security at (641) 585-8500 during off-hours.