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Important dates and vacation information

Incoming Student Housing Preference forms (Available June 1)

Incoming students will have access to complete a housing preferences and contract form beginning June 1, 2014 at  Students will need their Augustana student ID ( 0 + 6 digits) in order to create an account for the first time. June 30, 2014 is the priority deadline for students to complete their housing contracts.  Housing assignments will be released on July 18th for those submitting by the priority deadline.

Special Accommodations Request for Incoming Students (Due by June 30)

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

First-Year Housing Placements Email (being sent out late July) 

Incoming students will receive their housing placements via email in late July.

Buildings open for room tours (10 - Noon, August 9)

This is your opportunity to see where you'll be living.

First-Year Move-In (8-Noon, Thursday, August 21)

You will receive more detailed information about moving in with your housing placement email.

Returning Student Move-In (8 a.m., Sunday, August 24)

New Student Orientation (Thursday - Sunday, August 21-24)

This is when the fun begins!

Classes Begin (Monday, August 25)

The traditional halls (Andreen, Erickson, Seminary, Swanson and Westerlin) close for college breaks. Those who must remain on campus for athletic, academic or residency over 400 miles from campus may do so free of charge provided they secure permission in advance from the Office of Residential Life. Winter and spring break residents may be housed in Westerlin and Erickson halls only. Transitional Living Areas (reserved primarily for juniors) remain open during vacations and recesses. Students may stay in their room assignments during fall and spring breaks as well as Christmas Recess under the following circumstances:

  • If their home is 400 or more miles away or if they are an international student and they stay for the entire break period. This housing is provided free of charge.
  • If they've been asked to remain on campus by a coach, faculty or staff member; these students also stay free of charge.
  • Students may also elect to stay for personal reasons, but in these cases will be billed $25.00/day for this service.
  • Disruptive behavior that occurs during these periods will result in immediate dismissal for the remainder of the break period.

During the Thanksgiving and Easter Recesses, residents can elect to stay for any reason at no additional cost and without securing advance permission. Residents who reside in Transitional Living Area housing can elect to stay during any break or recess at no additional cost. For security reasons, TLA residents are asked to notify their Area Coordinator in advance of their stay.

Fall Break 2014 - Halls close at noon on Friday, November 7 and reopen at noon on Sunday, November 16.

Christmas Recess 2014-15 - Halls close at noon on Saturday, December 20 and reopen at noon on Sunday, January 11.

Spring Break 2015 - Halls close at noon on Friday, February 20, and reopen at noon on Sunday, March 8.