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Waldorf University is pleased to announce the 2020 & 2021 graduation festivities, which will be held May 8, 2021 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)
Friday, May 7, 2021
1:30 p.m. – Baccalureate, Bolstorff Football Field.

Dining Options
Further details coming soon.

Hospitality Center
Further details coming soon. 

Friday, May 7, 2021
4 p.m. – Baccalureate (immediately after practice), Bolstorff Football Field

Class of 2020 & Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremonies 
Saturday, May 8, 2021
2 p.m. – Commencement, Bolstorff Football Field
Graduate Instructions

Guest tickets are required for the ceremony. 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 2020 & 2021 commencement ceremonies live. 
Tune in live here.

Attention: ALL Waldorf Graduates!
We look forward to hosting ALL Waldorf graduates who are able to attend the graduation ceremony on the Waldorf University campus! Registration begins Jan. 20 in the student portal and the deadline to register for the commencement ceremony in Forest City, Iowa is March 1, 2021.

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!

If you are looking to get a customized graduation announcement…you can click on this link to order them.

Don’t forget, we do sell Diploma Frames as well.  You can either shop in the Bookstore or you can shop online at

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 a.m.-6 p.m. EST, or via their website.

There is no obligation to purchase.

If a valid email 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 7, 2021, 1:30 p.m. - Commencement Practice – Bolstorff Football Field

May 7, 2021, 4 p.m. - Baccalureate (immediately after practice) – Bolstorff Football Field

May 8, 2021, 2 p.m. - Commencement – Bolstorff Football Field

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