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Orientation/Arrival Information

Student Arrival, Check-in & New Student Orientation

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Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation is required for all first year students. Check in will be held in the Salveson Lobby from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with orientation events starting at 6 p.m.  Saturday orientation events will begin at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day. This program is designed for students beginning their Waldorf experience to become familiar with the campus and their peers. At orientation, students will learn information about their curricular and co-curricular lives at Waldorf University.

All students that are arriving before their scheduled camp day must be approved and confirmed 48 hours in advance. Any early arrival requests must be sent through the Office of Student Life who can be contacted at studentlife@waldorf.edu or at 641.585.8160. 

Required Forms

Please bring the following information or completed forms to Summer and/or Fall Orientation:

Living on Campus

All students are required to live on campus and be on a meal plan for the first three years. For more information on our residence halls, forms, roommate assignments and housing assignment information please go to the residence life page.


  • July 12, 2019 - Summer Orientation for new students and families
  • July 30, 2019 - Residence Life RA Staff fly-in/move-in
  • August 1-4, 2019 - International fall athletes involved in Football, Soccer & Volleyball fly-in/move-in
  • August 5, 2019 - Residence Life RA Staff check-in
  • August 5, 2019 - First-year fall athletes involved in Football, Soccer & Volleyball fly-in/move-in
  • August 6, 2019 - Fall athletes involved in Football, Soccer & Volleyball office check-in
  • August 15, 2019 - Theatre & select Comm majors fly-in/move-in
  • August 16, 2019 - Theatre & select Comm majors office check-in
  • August 18, 2019 - Cheerleaders, Cross Country & Music students fly-in/move-in
  • August 19, 2019 - Cheerleaders, Cross Country & Music students office check-in
  • August 19-22, 2019 - International students not involved in early camp fly-in/move-in
  • August 24, 2019 - Orientation Leaders fly-in/move-in
  • August 25, 2019 - First-year & Transfer students fly-in/move-in
  • August 26, 2019 - Returning students fly-in/move-in
  • August 26, 2019 - International, First-year & Transfer students office check-in
  • August 27, 2019 - Orientation Leaders & returnign students office check-in
  • August 28, 2019 - First day of classes