Waldorf University is pleased to announce the 2023 graduation festivities, which will be held April 29, 2023 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.

All information below is subject to change pending ceremony finalizations.

Commencement Practice 

For all graduates who plan to participate in the ceremony. Baccalaureate will follow immediately after practice.

Friday, April 28, 5 p.m. 
Boman Fine Arts Center


Immediately after practice, Baccalaureate will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Boman Fine Arts Center

Dining Options

Graduates and their families are invited to enjoy a meals in the dining hall. Students on a meal plan are encouraged to use their student IDs. Cash is accepted at the door.

Friday, April 28:

  • BREAKFAST – 7-8:30 a.m., $8
  • LUNCH – 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $8
  • DINNER – 5-7 p.m., $8

Saturday, April 29:

  • BRUNCH–11 a.m.-1 p.m., $8

Hospitality Center

The Atrium is available for family and friends to gather. Cornhole, table games, TV viewing and plenty of comfortable seating will be provided along with free WiFi. Pool and Ping Pong tables are also available for use in the CIC.

The Hospitality Center will be open:

  • Friday, April 28: 1-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29: 8-2 p.m.

Class of 2023 Commencement Ceremonies 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

  • 10 a.m. : A.A. & B.A. Commencement–Boman Fine Arts Center
  • 2 p.m. : B.S., B.A.S. & Master's Commencement–Boman Fine Arts Center

Graduate instructions

Guest tickets are required for the ceremony. People who need special seating arrangements (disabled/elderly) should email Jennifer Edwards or call her at 641.585.8134 prior to the ceremony.

Live Stream

If you are unable to attend the 2023 commencement ceremonies live, we will be offering livestreaming services.

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!

Students wanting to participate in the ceremony will be required to register by Friday, Feb. 17.  Online students should use the myWaldorf student portal ; Residential students should contact the Registrar.

Helpful Links


Get Directions to Waldorf

Get Directions to Boman Fine Art Center

Area Lodging

Waldorf University Bookstore

The bookstore will be open to help you find that special graduation gift.  Call 641.585.8159 for special orders!

Order customized graduation announcements.

Don't forget, you can purchase diploma frames in person at the Bookstore or online.

Lifetouch Special Events Photography

Lifetouch Special Events Photography is pleased to provide complimentary commencement photographs for each graduate who crosses the dais during the commencement ceremony.

Visit the website to sign up and receive notification when your images are available.

Any questions can be sent to specialevents@lifetouch.com or call 800.505.9496 Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST. You can also submit a contact form via the Lifetouch 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.