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Welcome Week, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016




7 a.m.-noon

Residence hall check-in

Assigned residence hall

9 a.m.-noon

Welcome Week check-in

The Gerber Center for Student Life, Gävle Room, fourth floor

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Bookstore open

College Center

10 a.m.-noon

Open houses. Family members and new students may tour any of these buildings.

Teaching Museum of Art (Centennial Hall),
Thomas Tredway Library, The Gerber  Center for Student Life, Hanson Hall of Science, Emmy Carlsson Evald Hall, Old Main, Fryxell Geology Museum (Swenson Hall of Geosciences)

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Augie 1Gen Welcome. This session, for students who are the first in their families to attend college, will highlight exciting new programming designed to enhance college success.

Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Transfer Student Welcome. This session,designed for students who are transferring from other institutions, introduces Augustana's Transfer Orientation and Registration programming. The four-day sequence will provide opportunities for transfer students to connect with other incoming students, with returning students, and with opportunities and resources at Augustana.

Olin Auditorium

11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Complimentary lunch. Students and families are invited to dine as guests of the college.

The Gerber Center for Student Life Dining Room

1 -1:45 p.m.

Opening Convocation (required)

Carver PE Center

1:45-2 p.m.

The Short Goodbye. Students say farewell to their parents and families.

Carver PE Center

2-3:15 p.m. 

Welcome Week Kickoff (students only; required). Students meet their peer mentors and get acquainted with their peer groups.

Carver PE Center

2:15-3 p.m.

Parent advising meetings (parents only). Parents meet with their student's first-year faculty advisors.

Various classrooms; see back of
student’s name tag for location.

3:15-4 p.m. 

Parent reception (parents only). Join President Steve Bahls and his wife Jane for brief comments, followed by informal conversation and refreshments. Parent participation in Welcome Week concludes after the reception.

The Gerber Center for Student Life,
Brew by the Slough and patio

3:30-3:45 p.m. 

Your First “A” (required). All new Augustana students will gather on the football field to take their first photo together in the shape of the Augustana “A.”

Charles D. Lindberg Stadium

4-5:15 p.m.

Getting the Most Out of College (students only; required). The program will feature, Michael Miller, a nationally recognized speaker and expert on the collegiate student experience. The program will focus on ways new students can get started “on the right foot” by taking action early.

Centennial Hall

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Dinner with peer group

The Gerber Center for Student Life Dining Room

7-8 p.m.

Residence hall student meetings (required). Students return to their residence halls for meetings with Residential Life staff. Students should be at the residence hall lobby, lounge or designated area by 7 p.m.

Assigned residence hall

7-8 p.m.

Commuter students (required). Commuter students will continue orientation at a meeting with college deans.

The Gerber Center for Student Life, Gävle Room

8:15 p.m. 

Office of Student Life Extravaganza (required). Upper-class students and Public Safety will offer advice about social life in college, then the Student Life Programming Board’s annual performer’s showcase will feature hypnotist Dale K.

Centennial Hall

10 p.m.

Office of Student Life concert. Students can continue networking with peers while enjoying a live performance. Refreshments will be served.

The Gerber Center for Student Life patio and Brew by the Slough