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Waldorf University is pleased to announce the 2018 graduation festivities, which will be held May 5th 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.

Please take note of the graduation instructions here.

Commencement Practice 
(For all graduates who plan to participate in the ceremony)
1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 – Hanson Fieldhouse
Graduation Day instructions coming soon!

Baccalaureate Worship Service
Saturday, May 5, 2018
10:30 a.m. – Immanuel Lutheran Church

Dining Options
An optional lunch will be available in the Atrium for those with tickets. Reserved tickets can be picked up at the registration table the day of the ceremony (either at the Fieldhouse during practice or in the Salveson lobby before Baccalaureate). Extra tickets can also be purchased at the Bookstore during their open hours.

Commencement Graduation Ceremony 
Saturday, May 5, 2018
2 p.m. – Hanson Fieldhouse

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 2018 commencement live.

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 deadline to attend the commencement ceremony in Forest City, Iowa, is February 28, 2018.

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 4, 2018, 1:30 pm - Commencement Practice, Hanson Fieldhouse

May 5, 2018, 10:30 am - Baccalaureate Worship Service, Immanuel Lutheran Church

May 5, 2018, 2:00 pm - Commencement Ceremony, Hanson Fieldhouse

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