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Homecoming 2015

Oct. 16-18, 2015

Online registration has closed. Alumni can still register by calling 309-794-7589.

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Memory books for reunion classes

Members of the Class of 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945 and 1940 were invited to complete a form by October 1. 

All submissions will be compiled into a class reunion memory book to be distributed at Homecoming. Can't make it to Homecoming? Don't worry, we'll mail yours to you.

Schedule of events

All times and locations are subject to change. Register by Friday, Sept. 18, and receive a 10-percent discount. 
Final registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 9.

Class Reunions — Friday, Oct. 16

Class of 1965

5 p.m. Class of 1965 Class Picture
Denkmann Memorial Hall, Wallenberg Hall (former library)

5:15 p.m. Class of 1965 Address by President Steve Bahls and Class Gift Presentation
Denkmann, Wallenberg Hall

6 p.m. Class of 1965 Celebration of Life Ceremony
Denkmann, Wallenberg Hall

This service of remembrance is for those who have passed and whose legacy of life continues to make a difference.

7 p.m. Class of 1965 50th Reunion Dinner
Denkmann, Wallenberg Hall

Register for Class of 1965 events

Class of 1970

6:15 p.m. Class of 1970 Reception and Dinner
The Gerber Center, Gävle Room
6:15 p.m. reception and check-in; 7 p.m. dinner

9 p.m. Class of 1970 After-party
4711 Eighth Ave., Moline, Ill.

Following the 45th reunion dinner, class members of 1970 are invited to the home of classmate Dennis Norling.

Register for Class of 1970 events

Class of 2015

8 p.m. Class of 2015 “0” Year Reunion
Legends Corner Bar & Grille, 3008 Seventh Ave., Rock Island

Return home to Augustana for your first official Homecoming as alumni. Enjoy appetizers and drinks!

Register for Class of 2015 event

Multiple classes

6:30 p.m. Class of 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945, 1940 Dinner  
Wilson Center
6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. dinner

8-10 p.m. Class of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 Gathering
Ken Anderson Academic All-American Club and Patio

Open to all alumni! Stop by on your way to the District to check out the club and patio overlooking Ericson Field.

10-11:30 p.m. Class of 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945, 1940 Gathering
Blackhawk Room, Stoney Creek Inn, Moline, Ill.

Following dinner on campus, stop by Stoney Creek Inn. The main bar will be open, and light snacks will be available.

Friday, Oct. 16

10 a.m.-6 p.m. General Registration and Packet Pick-up
Tent in front of Centennial Hall (rain location: Centennial Hall Lobby)

Stop by to pick up your tickets for the weekend. Tickets will not be mailed in advance. 

11 a.m. Registration and Packet Pick-up for Reunion Classes 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945, 1940
The Gerber Center, Gävle Room

Members of our honored reunion classes may check in, register and pick up their packets before their Welcome Lunch at the Gerber center.

Beginning at 11 a.m. Golf Carts/Bus Shuttle
Circle drive in front of Centennial Hall

Members of our honored reunion classes may check in, register and pick up their packets before their Welcome Lunch at the Gerber Center

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Welcome Lunch for Reunion Classes 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945, 1940
The Gerber Center, Gavle Room

Members of our honored classes are invited to lunch in The Gerber Center. Classes will be grouped together. 

1-2:15 p.m. Lower Campus Tour with Kai Swanson '86
Meet at Tredway Library steps, on the Quad

Kai Swanson '86, special assistant to the president, will lead an hour long walking tour. Hear stories from Augustana's history you may or may not have heard before! Golf carts ill be availabale on the tour for those needing assitance. The tour ends at Centennial Hall. 

2:30-3:30 p.m. "Supplement Your Income Now and Leave a Legacy Later"
Carlsson Evald Hall, Room 21

Discover creative ways to preserve your estate and provide additional income that will last a lifetime. You'll learn how the Laddered Charitable Gift Annuity Plan can provide you with an annual increase in your income, including a portion that is tax-free.

7 p.m. Vi-King and Vi-Queen Coronation and SING Competition
Centennial Hall

7:30 p.m. Phi Omega Phi 100th Anniversary Stag Event
Visit the event website for details.

Saturday, Oct. 17

8 a.m.-2 p.m. General Registration and Packet Pick-up
Tent in front of Centennial Hall (rain location: Centennial Hall Lobby)

Pick up tickets and complete last-minute registrations for additional events. Tickets will not be mailed in advance.

8:30 a.m. Dome Dash Fun Run
Paul Olsen Track

Bring out your inner Viking and run for prizes in this special 5K race through campus. Registration includes a dri-Fit Dome Dash T-shirt. All proceeds benefit Augustana's chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum
Swenson Hall of Geosciences

"Dinosaurs to Diamonds and Fossils to Fluorescent Minerals". Come take a walk through Earth's history in one of the finest and largest collections of fossil, mineral and rock in the Midwest.

Departmental Open Houses/Field Trips

Saturday, Oct. 17

9-11 a.m. Geography, Geology and Environmental Studies
Swenson Hall of Geosciences

Coffee and pastries will be served.

10 a.m.-noon Campus Ministries
Founders Hall, lower level

Visit with the Campus Ministries family and other alumni over breakfast.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Accounting, Business Administration and Economics
Evald Carlsson Hall, patio and Great Room

10 a.m.-noon Biology
Hanson Hall of Science atrium

10 a.m.-noon English
Old Main, first floor

10 a.m.-noon Reading/Writing Center
The Gerber Center, fourth floor

Former peer tutors and other RWC friends are invited to the center’s new-to-many location to share a snack and reconnect.

Field Stations Field Trip

Join other alumni who participated in the Green Wing Environmental Laboratory for one more field trip with Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk before he retires in May 2016. More information to follow in August. Contact Dr. Dziadyk for more details.

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD)
Brodahl Building

Augustana Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association members invite CSD alumni to their annual Homecoming Brunch.

9 a.m.–noon Hospitality Room for Classes 1940-1970
First-floor rotunda of Old Main

Grab a water and a cookie and use this space to meet up with friends.

9 a.m. Walking Tour with Kai Swanson ’86
Meet at Centennial Hall Circle

Kai Swanson ’86 will lead a one-hour campus tour. Hear stories from Augustana’s history you may or may not have heard before! Registration is limited; be sure to sign up early! The tour will end at Centennial Hall.

9 a.m. Augustana Art Museum Tour
Centennial Hall

“What a Relief! Variations on Printmaking” features 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints from Augustana’s collection, along with work by contemporary artists who use relief printmaking processes in their work.

10 a.m. “Give It Away Twice Without Giving It Away Now”
Carlsson Evald Hall, Room 315

Discover a way to distribute your estate to your family and charities, including Augustana, without impacting your current lifestyle. Also learn how to use a Give It Twice Trust as part of the final distribution of your estate to provide a protected income stream for your family and create a substantial legacy gift for your favorite charities.

10 a.m-noon Student Activities Fair and Cardboard Regatta

Learn about Augustana’s student organizations and enjoy the popular
regatta in the Slough. 

10 a.m.–noon Kappa Epsilon Alumni Reunion
House on the Hill

Reminisce with other KE alumni about your days as Kappa Epsilon girls. Refreshments will be served. 

10 a.m.-noon Augie “A” Photo Booth
Near tent on the Quad by Hanson Hall

Grab your family and friends to take fun photos with Augie A’s in different sizes. (Don’t forget your reunion class picture at the designated time!)

11 a.m. Alumni Basketball Game and BBQ Picnic Lunch
Carver P.E. Center

Basketball alumni are invited to return to play once again on the Carver Court! After the game, all former players, their spouses and children are invited to a BBQ lunch at noon in the tent outside Carver. No charge for this event, but registration is appreciated

11:30 a.m. Alumni Pre-game Picnic and President’s Address

Reconnect with alumni at the annual pre-game picnic in the Quad. President Steve Bahls will provide a welcome at approximately noon. (Members of The President’s Society will receive a special invitation and complimentary tickets.)

1 p.m. Vikings Football Game
Knowlton Athletic Complex, Lindberg Stadium

3:30 p.m. President’s Open House
Dahl President’s Home

President Steve Bahls and Jane Easter Bahls host a post-game reception. 

6:30 p.m. Phi Omega Phi 100th Anniversary Dinner
Isle of Capri, Bettendorf, Iowa

Visit event website or contact Alumni Relations Office for more details

6:30 p.m. Viking Gala Dinner
Tent on the Quad
6:30 p.m.; dinner 7:15 p.m.

All alumni are invited to attend our annual Viking Gala in the chandelier-lit tent. Reunion class years will be seated together. Following dinner, Dr. Ann Boaden ’67 and Samantha Crisp, Special Collections, will share details of some “epic pranks” pulled off by students through the years. Space is limited; please reserve early.

10-11:30 p.m. Class of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965
Blackhawk Room, Stoney Creek Inn, Moline, Ill.

Sunday, Oct. 18

10:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship
Ascension Chapel

Pastor Richard Priggie ’74 and Pastor Kristen Glass Perez will lead an open ecumenical service with a Lutheran perspective.

Following 10:30 a.m. service, Met and Wed Renewal of Vows Ceremony
Ascension Chapel

Whether you met and wed at Augustana, or after you graduated, join other alumni and their spouses in this renewal of vows ceremony led by Pastor Richard Priggie ’74. (If you and your spouse didn’t meet at Augustana, but would like to renew your vows, please join us.)

1-4 p.m. Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum
Swenson Hall of Geosciences

“Dinosaurs to Diamonds and Fossils to Fluorescent Minerals". Come take a walk through Earth's history in one of the finest and largest collections of fossil, mineral and rock in the Midwest.

5 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel

Student Organizations and Greek Events
Check back in September.

Getting Around: Parking is limited at Augustana during Homecoming. For your convenience, we will have a shuttle van (look for a small school bus) running between Stoney Creek Inn, Radisson Moline and campus throughout the weekend. Hop onboard and ride to eliminate the need to find parking on campus.

In addition, we will have golf carts running to certain areas on campus throughout the weekend. Please remember that our beautiful campus has many stairs. If you have a specific question regarding accessibility or mobility, please contact Kelly Read ’02 Noack at 309-794-7474.

Shuttle Bus Schedule: The shuttle bus (small school bus) will run a route from Stoney Creek Inn–Radisson Moline–campus approximately every half hour. If you have specific questions, please contact Dawn Camlin at 309-738-3699 or

For your convenience, Augustana has blocked off rooms at the following hotels. Hotel blocks are limited and available on a first-come/first-served basis. Room rates are listed.

Hotel Price Address Phone
Holiday Inn $89  226 17th St., Rock Island, Ill. 309-794-1212
Stoney Creek Inn $96  101 18th St., Moline, Ill. 309-743-0101
Hotel Blackhawk $149  111 E. 3rd St., Davenport, Iowa 563-322-5000
Radisson Quad City Plaza $119 111 E. 2nd St., Davenport, Iowa 563-322-2200
Hilton Garden Inn $119  959 Middle Road, Bettendorf, Iowa 563-265-2121