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Waldorf University is pleased to announce the 2020 graduation festivities, which will be held May 9 on Waldorf’s campus in Forest City, Iowa. All graduating students—both residential and online—are invited to attend as we join in celebrating this important milestone.

Commencement Practice 
(For all graduates who plan to participate in the ceremony)
1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020 – Boman Fine Arts Center
Graduation Day instructions coming soon!

Baccalaureate Worship Service
Friday, May 8, 2020
4 p.m. – Boman Fine Arts Center     

Dining Options
An optional lunch on campus will be available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Location TBD. Graduates are allowed four free tickets (to include yourself) and should be reserved before the ceremony by emailing Jennifer Edwards ( Additional tickets may be purchased the day of the ceremony from the Bookstore. Tickets purchased on Saturday are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children between ages of 6-10. Children five and under will not need tickets to eat lunch.

Commencement Graduation Ceremonies 
Saturday, May 9, 2020
10 a.m. – Morning Commencement Ceremony, Boman Fine Arts Center
2 p.m. – Afternoon Commencement Ceremony, Boman Fine Arts Center

Tickets are not required for either ceremony. Seating is first-come, first-serve. People who need special seating arrangements (disabled/elderly) should contact Jennifer Edwards at or by phone at 641.585.8134 prior to the ceremony.

Live Stream
If you are unable to attend, you can stream the Baccalaureate and both 2020 commencement ceremonies live. Links will be listed below for the different ceremonies.

Attention: Online Program Graduates!
We look forward to hosting online program graduates who are able to attend the graduation ceremony on the Waldorf University campus! Registration begins January 15 in the student portal and the deadline to register for the commencement ceremony in Forest City, Iowa is March 1, 2019.

Residential students should contact the registrar's office on campus to participate in the  ceremony.

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Waldorf University Bookstore
The bookstore will be open to help you find that special graduation gift.  Call 641.585.8159 for special orders!

Lifetouch Special Events Photography
Lifetouch Special Events Photography is pleased to provide this complimentary service for each graduate who crosses the dais during the commencement ceremony.

Go to for information about commencement photographs. Any questions can be addressed to, 800.505.9496 Mon-Fri 8:00am-6:00pm EST, or via their website.

There is no obligation to purchase.

If a valid e-mail address is available to the photographer, a link to commencement photograph proofs will also be sent to participating graduates.

Please do not contact the school with inquiries related to photographic service.

May 8, 2020, 1:30 p.m. - Commencement Practice, Boman Fine Arts Center

May 8, 2020, 4 p.m. - Baccalaureate Worship Service, Boman Fine Arts Center

May 9, 2020, 10 a.m. - Morning Commencement Ceremony, Boman Fine Arts Center

May 9, 2020, 2 p.m. - Afternoon Commencement Ceremony, Boman Fine Arts Center

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