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Residential Life

The Augustana College community thrives on a campus of advanced academic facilities in a beautiful natural environment within a culturally diverse metropolitan area. As a residential college offering an education for the whole person, Augustana provides each student the resources for a residential life that enhances his or her academic experience.

Residential Life Mission Statement

The Office of Residential Life at Augustana is committed to providing students an academically supportive environment with a safe, secure, and inclusive residential community that promotes the development of the mind, spirit and body.

On-Campus Living Requirement

Augustana is a residential campus with a three-year residency requirement. The college places a high value on the time spent living on campus and consideres residential living to be an important part of the educational experience. All full-time students are required to live on campus with the following expections.

  • Students entering their fourth year of college life
  • Students age 22 or older by September 1 of the current academic year
  • Student who have been granted commuter status by the Office of Residential Life
  • Students who have received written permission to reside off-campus by the Office of Residential Life, the Student Policy Committee or the Dean of Student Services.

Incoming first-year students

Beginning June 1, 2014, enrolled students will be able to create an account on Augustana's housing assignment system using their birth date and home zip code (international students should use last 5 digits). Students will fill out a housing application and medical form, and they will receive additional information about living options and roommate preferences.

Students who know with whom they want to room will be able to indicate their preferred roommate at this time.

Room and roommate information will be emailed to incoming students towards the end of July.

Special accommodations request

Any incoming student requesting special housing accommodations must submit a housing preferences and contract along with supporting documentation by the priority deadline of June 30, 2014. Documentation can be uploaded into the housing contract through housing.augustana.edu or faxed to the Office of Residential Life at (309) 794-7152. Acceptable documentation must be completed by a licensed professional and state the desired need. Accommodation requests received after the priority deadline will be met as space allows.

Current students

Students who have secured housing will be able to view their placements by logging onto Augustana's housing assignment system.  Students who did not secure a placement should be sure to complete the housing contract and rooming preferences so that Residential Life may best match them with a roommate.

Move-in for returning students is 8 a.m., Sunday, August 24.

Online housing selection