Check-In Checklist

Both returning and new students must complete the items in the following checklist each summer before the new school year. Each is linked to where you need to go to complete that item. Students who do not complete the list will be delayed at check-in.

 Complete the Virtual Check-in Form

Update your health information in SportsWare

Complete your Financial Aid paperwork

Login to Waldorf email and Blackboard to get announcements

Order your textbooks

Submit a ride request if you need a ride from the airport

Fall Arrival & Orientation Dates

Check-in will be held in the Atrium (106 S. 6th St., Forest City). Please arrive on your assigned date and time as early arrivals will not be approved. If more than one day is listed for your group, you may arrive on either day. New students participating in a group or team that is listed earlier than August 7, should arrive on the earlier date. Check-in must be completed before moving into university housing.

  • Residence Life RA Staff 

      • Wed., July 27, 10 a.m.-noon
      • Complete full check-in August 1
        • Meals available, lunch/brunch @ 11 a.m. & dinner @ 5 p.m. Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8
    • Volleyball Students

      • Mon., Aug. 1, noon-3 p.m.
        Report directly to the Atrium
      • Mon., Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
        New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course)
      • Tues., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
        New Transfer Student Orientation for ALL new transfer students (Required), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
      • Tues., Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
        New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
      • Meals available, lunch/brunch @ 11 a.m. & dinner @ 5 p.m. Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8

    International Students

    • Mon.-Wed., Aug. 1-3, noon-3 p.m.
      Report directly to the Atrium
    • Fri., Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
      International Orientation (New international students/athletes REQUIRED to attend)
    • Mon., Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
      New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course)
    • Tues., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
      New Transfer Student Orientation for ALL new transfer students (Required), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
    • Tues., Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
      New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
    • Aug. 1 Meals available, lunch/brunch @ 11 a.m. & dinner @ 5 p.m. Meals (3 per day) available Aug. 2-7. Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8
  • Soccer Students

    • Tues., Aug. 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
      Report directly to the Atrium
    • Mon., Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
      New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course)
    • Tues., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
      New Transfer Student Orientation for ALL new transfer students (Required), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
    • Tues., Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
      New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
    • Meals (3 per day) available Aug. 2-7. Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8
  • Football Students

        • Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 3-4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
          Report directly to the Atrium
        • Mon., Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
          New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course)
        • Tues., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
          New Transfer Student Orientation for ALL new transfer students (Required), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
        • Tues., Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
          New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
        • Meals (3 per day) available Aug. 2-7. Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8
    • Orientation Leaders & Theatre Students

          • Fri., Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
            Report directly to the Atrium
          • Fri., Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
            International Orientation begins (New international students/athletes REQUIRED to attend)
          • Mon., Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
            New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course)
          • Tues., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
            New Transfer Student Orientation for ALL new transfer students (Required), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
          • Tues., Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
            New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
          • Meals (3 per day) available Aug. 2-7. Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8

    Communications Managers & Cheerleaders

        • Sun., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
          Report directly to the Atrium
        • Mon., Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
          New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course)
        • Tues., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
          New Transfer Student Orientation for ALL new transfer students (Required), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
        • Tues., Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
          New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
        • Meals (3 per day) available Aug. 2-7. Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8

    New Students

    • Sun.-Mon., Aug. 7-8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
      Report directly to the Atrium
    • Mon., Aug. 8, 3 p.m.
      New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course)
    • Tues., Aug. 9, 1-2:30 p.m.
      New Transfer Student Orientation for ALL new transfer students (Required), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
    • Tues., Aug. 9, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
      New Student Orientation for ALL new students (Required for Humanities 110FYS Course), Convocation Welcome Ceremony @ 4 p.m., Dinner w/faculty @ 5 p.m.
    • Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8
  • Returning Students

    • Mon., Aug. 8 & Tues., Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
      Report directly to the Atrium
    • Meal plans begin w/regular hours Aug. 8

First day of classes is Wed., Aug. 10.

 

Things to Know

Plan Ahead

We encourage students and families to plan ahead. On campus housing is not guaranteed if the housing form and $125 housing deposit are not completed and paid/sent in before students are assigned and arrive to campus. Housing assignments are sent  in July. New students to Waldorf that are eligible for off-campus housing are recommended to live on campus for one semester in the fall to acclimate to campus and the community.

Travel and Accommodations

It is important that students arrive on their scheduled day so that Waldorf is prepared for their arrival. Students and families must arrive on their scheduled check-in day. Unscheduled early arrivals will be expected to make arrangements at local lodging establishments. We recommend the Forest City Inn (641.585.1300) or Cobblestone Inn & Suites (641.585.3000) for reasonably priced lodging in Forest City for anyone who must arrive to town earlier than their check-in arrival date. If you are arriving late to campus after your scheduled arrival date, please contact the Office of Student Life to make arrangements (reslife@waldorf.edu or 641-585-8160).

Transportation to Campus

Students should arrange to fly into the Mason City Airport. Mason City is only 35 minutes from campus. To request a ride, you must reserve your ride request at least 72-hours in advanced. Limited shuttles are available from the Minneapolis Airport for a higher fee. For more information, visit our transportation page.

Meal Plans

Students will use their student ID to access the meal plan program in the main dining hall or Warrior Crossing (Atrium).

Year Long Parking Permit

All students are welcome to purchase a vehicle parking permit on campus. Parking on campus will be limited in the fall and students will be assigned to a parking lot on a first come, first serve basis. Prices are $75 for unpaved lot or $100 for a paved lot-August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023