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Family Weekend

The annual Family Weekend gives families a taste of what it's like to be a Viking!

Take a tour or a river cruise. Go to a Vikings football game, get a family photo taken and enjoy a magic show.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Registration/Check-in
Brunner Theatre Center Lobby, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Please pick up your registration packet first when you arrive on campus. Your packet will include your event tickets, a campus map and an Augustana Parent can coolie for each pre-registered adult.

President's Welcome and Outdoor Brunch
Brunner Theatre Center, 9-10:30 a.m.
Please join us for the opening welcome from President Steve Bahls and meet Dr. Monica Smith, Augustana's vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, and the college's new vice president of student life. Following the welcome and Q&A session, enjoy brunch on the patio.

Art Museum Tour
Centennial Hall, 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Please join us for a tour of the Augustana Teaching Art Museum.

CORE Open House
Olin Center, first floor, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Parents are invited to hear about the many opportunities available to Augustana students. Augustana's Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dr. Jayne Rose, Dr. Gillian Lederman and Laura Kester-Ricketts will answer questions regarding the upcoming semester conversion.

Current High School Students: Welcome to Augustana!
Olin 302, 11-11:30 a.m.
Admissions staff will discuss how to get the most out of a college visit and what to expect from coaches, music programs and scholarships, and answer questions. 

Lunch on your own
Enjoy lunch in The Gerber Center or on your own off campus. 

Fryxell Geology Museum
Open Saturday, 1-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Visitors to the Fryxell Geology Museum will see a complete skeleton of a Platecarpus "sea serpent" and skulls of Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex, and much more.

President's Open House and Family Pictures
Dahl Presidents Home, 2-4 p.m.
President Steve Bahls and his wife, Jane Easter Bahls, invite families to their home. Take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage and have a family photo taken.  

Pre-game Picnic
Tents on the Quad, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Join us for a hearty picnic dinner before the football game.

Augustana Vikings Football Game
Lindberg Stadium, 6 p.m. 

Family Show – Derek Hughes, Magician
Centennial Hall, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 23 

Outdoor Ecumenical Worship Service
Tents on the Quad, 10:30 a.m. (rain location: Ascension Chapel)
College Chaplain Richard Priggie '74 leads an outdoor service open to all.

Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 5 p.m.

Celebration Belle River Cruise and Lunch
2501 River Drive, Noon to 2 p.m.
Have lunch with your family while cruising the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle, an 800-passenger paddlewheel boat. Boarding begins at noon. The cruise departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Kelly Read '02 Noack at 309-794-7474 or kellynoack@augustana.edu.