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Orientation/Arrival Information

Student Arrival, Check-in & New Student Orientation

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Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation is for First Years who are not required to attend other orientation dates. 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 13, 2018 - Summer Orientation for new students and families
  • August 1-5, 2018 - International fall athletes fly-in/move-in
  • August 6, 2018 - First year fall athletes fly-in
  • August 7, 2018 - First year fall athletes check-in/move-in
  • August 16, 2018 - Theatre & select Comm majors fly-in
  • August 17, 2018 - Theatre & select Comm majors check-in/move-in
  • August 19, 2018 - Cheerleaders, Cross Country & Music students fly-in
  • August 20, 2018 - Cheerleaders, Cross Country & Music students check-in/move-in
  • August 19-23, 2018 - International students not involved in early camp fly-in/move-in
  • August 26, 2018 - First year & Transfer students fly-in
  • August 27, 2018 - First year & Transfer studentscheck-in/move-in
  • August 27, 2018 - Returning students fly-in
  • August 20, 2018 - Returning students check-in/move-in
  • August 29, 2018 - First day of classes