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It Begins With A!

A special event for admitted students on April 13, 2024

It Begins With A

It Begins with A is a tradition at Augustana. And it's a celebration!

It's a day for admitted students to meet others who have chosen Augustana, and those still deciding.

Take a campus tour, have lunch in the dining hall and go to a variety of informational sessions.

You also may participate in another Augie tradition: If you know you will join the Augustana Class of 2028, you can celebrate by ringing the gong.


Register and attend for a chance to win one of five (5) gift cards of $500 to be used for books in the fall!


8:15 a.m. — Campus tour (optional)
9:15 a.m. — Check-in and registration at Centennial Hall (3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201)
   → You'll find the most convenient parking in Lot E and Lot G.
9:30 a.m. — Welcome address
10:15 a.m. — Session 1
11:15 a.m. — Session 2 or lunch
12:15 p.m. — Session 3 or lunch
1:15 p.m. — Future Viking Activities (students only) and Parent Panel Discussion (parents and guests)
2:30 p.m. — Celebration with Admissions

Session options

Session 1
(10:15 a.m.)
  • Housing
  • Advising at Augustana
  • Balancing athletics and academics
  • Music and theatre at Augustana
  • Campus safety 
Session 2
(11:15 a.m.)
  • Housing
  • Advising at Augustana
  • Introduction to PACE (Preparation, Awareness, Community and Engagement)
Session 3
(12:15 p.m.)
  • Housing
  • Introduction to Welcome Week
  • Campus safety