Fall Connection 2013
Fall Connection will begin Thursday, Aug. 22, and run through Sunday, Aug. 25. Classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 26.
Fall Connection is designed to ease your transition to Augustana College. On the Thursday afternoon before classes begin, you and your parents will arrive on campus for our welcoming events, including a campus picnic and our Opening Convocation. After your parents depart, you will have three days in which you can explore the campus, meet fellow students and other community members, and settle into your new home.
A wide range of group-building events will help you become acquainted with life on campus. You will witness a professional hypnotist in action. You'll spend an evening socializing with new friends as you cruise the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle. And you will have an opportunity to spend half a day taking part in a service activity in the Quad-Cities community.
Of course, we also will help you gain your academic footing as you begin your Augustana education. You will meet one-on-one with your first-year advisor and with your LSFY 101 instructor, where you will join a discussion of the summer reading. By the time you start classes on Monday, you will already be well acquainted with your new home and community.
Watch for more information about Fall Connection, which we'll mail to you and your family in late July. We will provide you with a schedule of activities, campus maps and all the details you'll need when you arrive Aug. 22. We look forward to seeing you then!
Fall Connection 2013 schedule
(These schedules are subject to change.)
What you need to know about Fall Connection 2013
Residence hall students
Information you and your family need for Fall Connection, Augustana's orientation experience for new students, will be waiting for you at your assigned residence hall when you check in between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. When you report to your assigned residence hall, Residential Life staff will provide an information packet with materials you will need for your orientation to Augustana. Athletes who arrive early will have Fall Connection materials delivered to their rooms.
Information you and your family need for Fall Connection, Augustana's orientation experience for new students, will be waiting for you at the College Center Loft Lounge when you check in between noon and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. The College Center is located on the southwest corner of 7th Avenue and 38th Street, with parking in Centennial Hall lots on the north side of 7th Avenue.
All students will receive the following items in their orientation packet:
1. Campus maps. You will receive two maps in your packet: a campus map will help you navigate the grounds of your new home, and a second map will direct your family to their Thursday meeting with your first-year advisor.
2. Fall Connection schedules. We will provide a detailed schedule of all Fall Connection events, as well as events scheduled for new students during the week following. You'll also find a second schedule listing only Thursday events, an easy reference for your first day on campus.
3. Your personal name tag. This is more than just a name tag because it lists your advising group number and other important information not provided elsewhere. It's yours to wear throughout Fall Connection to identify you as a student, to help others learn your name, and to identify your assigned advising group, meeting locations, and the names of your peer mentor and first-year advisor. All of this information is printed on your name tag so you can refer to it at any time. Please place the name tag around your neck as soon as you receive it.
Questions about Fall Connection? Please call (309) 794-2695.