Air & Bus Transportation

Airport and Bus Lines

Waldorf University provides transportation for students to and from campus to the following during the academic year (August through Mid-May).

SkyWest/United Airlines & Jefferson Bus Lines

Mason City Municipal Airport
Hwy 122 West
Mason City, IA 50401


Carrier Choices

Ride Request

An online ride request form must be completed for air or bus travel to and from campus 72 hours before the student needs transportation services. After submitting a ride request form, a confirmation email will be sent to the student. The transportation coordinator will follow up with the ride itinerary via email. Students should plan for possible wait times due to weather, traffic or flight delays. 

Mason City Airport has connecting flights from Chicago via Sky West. Students can plan flights when booking flights through Orbitz or directly through United. There are also bus services through Jefferson bus lines that come from Minneapolis and Des Moines.  Waldorf pick up service, to and from Mason City  is free, unless reserved within 48 hours or canceled within 24 hours.  

August/Fall 2023 Arrival & Departure Dates

All students will be picked up and dropped off at the airport or bus station. Please refer to the ride request form to make a reservation 72 hours in advance. Student Life does not support leaving campus early and missing classes before the semester is over or before a break.

All students must report to the Atrium on their arrival date during the times listed below. Check-in from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day.

  • July 30, check-in on Aug. 1
    Orientation Leaders
  • August 1
    Volleyball & Soccer students
  • August 2
    Football, Theatre & International students
  • August 3
    Cheer, Music, Cross Country & International students
  • August 6 
    New students & Communications Managers 
  • August 7-8
    Returning students

For questions about student transportation, contact the Air and Bus Coordinator during business hours at 641.585.8728 or call/text 641.525.5543. After hours please call 641.585.8500.

Medical Transportation

Waldorf provides rides for students to area medical facilities. There is no cost for medical rides within Forest City. Rides to area clinics and hospitals will cost $40 round trip. Any other medical rides will be $120. All medical ride fees will be applied to the student's account. We will try to accommodate special circumstances. Please provide notice and information as soon as possible.

Area Medical Clinics ($40)

  • Belmond, Iowa*
  • Britt, Iowa*
  • Buffalo Center, Iowa
  • Clarion, Iowa
  • Clear Lake, Iowa
  • Forest City, Iowa - no charge
  • Garner, Iowa
  • Iowa Falls, Iowa
  • Lake Mills, Iowa
  • Mason City, Iowa*
  • Albert Lea, Minn.*

*Locations with hospital

Medical Clinics ($120)

  • Ames, Iowa
  • Austin, Minn.
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Rochester, Minn.

For medical rides: Mary Mathiasen, B.A., R.N., Director of Student Health Services, Nurse, Adjunct Faculty

  • Email: Mary Mathiasen
  • Phone: 641.585.8157
  • Available on campus.
  • If no answer, call 641.585.8500. Medical rides are limited during university break times, as offices are closed and drivers are less available.

Area Hospital Systems