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Summer Connection Schedules

For First Year Students

For Parents of First Year Students

For Transfer Students

For Parents of Transfer Students

August Connection

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First-Year Students schedule (June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, July 8, 9 and 10)

9 a.m.
Check-in, Hanson Hall of Science Atrium: coffee, juice, pastries
9 - 10 a.m.
Students will have their student ID photo taken, turn in Immunization forms and login to their student email and Arches accounts. Be sure to arrive at around 9 a.m. so you can complete these steps before the 10 a.m. welcome. Hanson Science
10 a.m.
Welcome to families, Olin Center Auditorium
10:30 a.m.
Icebreakers: Get to know some of your fellow students! Hanson Science 102
Mary Windeknecht, Director of First Year Advising
Greg Aguilar, Director of Multicultural Services
Eric Rowell, Admissions Officer for Diversity Outreach
11:15 am
Your Augustana "Game Plan," Hanson Science 102
Dr. Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College
11:40 a.m.
Lunch with Augustana Peer Mentors, College Center Dining Room
12:30 p.m.
Advising/Registration Overview - A look at the liberal arts core curriculum and requirements, and the courses you may take in the fall term. Hanson Science 102
 
Dr. Kristin Douglas, Associate Dean of the College
Liesl Fowler, Registrar
Mary Windeknecht, Director of First Year Advising
1:15 p.m.

Foreign Language information session, Hanson Science 102

Foreign Language Faculty

2 - 4 p.m. Students rotate between three sessions: Registration, "Campus Life" and "Getting Ready for Fall" Hanson Science and Olin computer labs
4 - 5 p.m. Ice Cream Social/reunite with your parents/residence hall tours



Parents of First-Year Students schedule (June 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19, July 8, 9 and 10)

9 - 10 a.m.
Check-in, Hanson Hall of Science Atrium, coffee, juice, pastries
10 a.m.
Welcome to families, Olin Auditorium
10:30 a.m.
Equipping Your Student for the Academic Experience

Dr. Pareen Lawrence, Dean of the College
11 a.m.
Equipping Your Student for the Registration Process

Liesl Fowler, Registrar
11:20 a.m.
Break
11:40 a.m.
Equipping Your Student to Use Academic Resources
Mary Windeknecht, Director of First Year Advising
Noon
Equipping Your Student for Life in the Residential Halls

Kelly Giovanine, Assistant Director of Residential Life and Coordinator of Medical Services
12:30 p.m.
Lunch in the Library, 4th floor ($9.30 per person)
1:45 p.m.
Equipping Your Student to Handle the Challenges of Campus Life

Dr. Evelyn Campbell, Dean and Vice President of Student Services
Katey Bignall, Assistant Director of Student Activities
Mike Tendall, Director of Counseling Services
Greg Aguilar, Director of Multicultural Services
2:45 p.m.
Break
3 p.m.
Financial Realities
Diane McCann, Student Accounts Services Director
Alex Wenz, Staff Accountant
Dave Myatt, Associate Director of Financial Assistance
3:45 p.m.
Parent Post-Its:  Words of Encouragement
4 - 5 p.m.
Ice Cream Social/reunite with your student/residence hall tours



Transfer Students schedule (June 6)

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Check-in, Hanson Hall of Science Atrium, coffee, juice, pastries
Students will have their student ID photo taken, turn in Immunization forms, and login to their student email and Arches accounts. Be sure to arrive at around 8:15 am so you can complete these steps before the 8:45 am welcome.
8:45 a.m. Welcome, Olin Auditorium
8:50 a.m.
Academic Success at Augustana, Hanson Hall of Science 102
Dr. Kristin Douglas, Associate Dean of the College
Susan Granet, Director of Transfer and Commuter Student Services and Associate Registrar
Mary Windeknecht, Director of First Year Advising
10 a.m.

Life at Augustana

Katey Bignall, Student Activities
Kelly Giovanine, Assistant Director of Residential Life 

10:30 a.m.
Student Employment Information, Hanson Hall of Science 102
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Meet with advisors and register for fall term, Olin Center computer labs
Financial Assistance session, Olin Center
Noon - 1 p.m.
Reunite with your family in the College Center lobby
Optional lunch available



Parents of Transfer Students schedule (June 6)

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Check-in, Hanson Hall of Science Atrium, coffee, juice, pastries
8:45 a.m.
Welcome
8:50 a.m.
Academic Success at Augustana, Olin Auditorium

Dr. Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College
Liesl Fowler, Registrar
10 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Equipping Your Student to Handle the Challenges of Campus Life, Olin Auditorium

Dr. Evelyn Campbell, Dean and Vice President of Student Services
Mark Anderson, Assistant Dean of Students
Greg Aguilar, Director of Multicultural Services
Kelly Giovanine, Assistant Director of Residential Life and Coordinator of Medical Services
11:30 a.m
Financial Realities, Olin Auditorium

Dave Myatt, Associate Director of Financial Assistance
Noon - 1 p.m. Reunite with your student in College Center lobby; optional lunch available

August Connection schedule (August 21)

This event is for new first-year and transfer students (and their families) who are not yet registered for the fall term. Students attending this event may move in to their residence hall on this morning for no additional cost. The student may also choose to move in on Tuesday, August 20, but an additional charge of $25 will apply. Students should notify Residential Life (309-794-2686) of their move-in date in either case.

Students should allow about 45 minutes for the August Connection check-in process between 11 am and noon. Please bring:

  • Driver's license or photo ID
  • Original Social Security card, birth certificate or government-issued passport
  • Immunization form, if it is not already submitted

To register for August Connection, please click here.

For students and parents

8 am - noon      Residence Hall Check-in/Move-in                                  
11 am - noon

August Connection Check-in, Olin lobby

Photo for Student ID
Computer login
Immunization forms
Student Employment information/forms

Noon - 12:45 pm

Lunch in CSL for students and parents

Students will receive a ticket for a free lunch at check-in.

1 - 1:15 pm

Welcome to families and students, Olin Auditorium

Dr. Evelyn Campbell, Dean of Students

Student Schedule

1:15-1:30 pm                

Student Welcome, Hanson Science102                                                        

Dr. Kristin Douglas, Associate Dean                                            

1:30-2:30 pm            

Your Augustana Game Plan
The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum
Registration Overview, Hanson Science 102

Dr. Kristin Douglas, Associate Dean
Susan Granet, Associate Registrar

2:30-2:45 pm

Residential Life, Hanson Science 102

Dr. Christina Lorge-Grover, Director of Residential Life

2:45-2:55 pm

Student Activities and Fall Connection, Hanson Science 102

Katey Bignall, Assistant Director of Student Activities

3-4:30 pm

Advising and Registration, Olin computer labs

4:15-5 pm

Student ID pick-up and Ice Cream Social, Hanson Science lobby

Parent Schedule

1:15-1:20 pm                      

Parent Welcome, Olin Auditorium    

Dr. Evelyn Campbell, Dean of Students                                                  

1:20-1:50 pm

Equipping Your Student for the Academic Experience, Olin Auditorium

Dr. Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College

1:50-2:30 pm

Equipping Your Student to Use Academic Resources and the Registration Process, Olin Auditorium

Liesl Fowler, Registrar

2:30-2:45 pm

break, Olin Auditorium lobby

2:45-3 pm

Equipping Your Student for Life in the Residence Halls, Olin Auditorium

Kelly Giovanine, Assistant Director of Residential Life

3-3:45 pm

Equipping Your Student to Handle the Challenges of Campus Life, Olin Auditorium

Dr. Evelyn Campbell, Dean of Students
Mark Anderson, Associate Dean of Students
Mike Tendall, Director of Counseling
Greg Aguilar, Director of Multicultural Services

3:34-4:30 pm

Financial Realities, Olin Auditorium

Diane Mc Cann, Student Accounts Services Director
Betty Youngberg, Assistant Director of Financial Assistance

4:30-5 pm

Reunite with your student for Ice Cream Social, Hanson Science lobby