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Homecoming 2014

Oct. 10-12

Reunion classes

The classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009 will be honored at Homecoming this fall. Reunion class alumni are invited to share their news and Augie memories by completing the survey below. The surveys will be compiled into a booklet for each class; everyone who completes the survey will receive a class booklet at Homecoming.

Download and fill out the Homecoming survey.

Then return it by attaching it to an email to Dawn Camlin, (309) 794-7589.

Register for Homecoming


Schedule of events

(Subject to change)

Dinosaurs to Diamonds and Fossils to Fluorescent Minerals
Augustana's Fryxell Geology Museum 
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Special Homecoming hours: Friday, 6-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Registration and Packet Pick-up
South Lawn (behind) Old Main, 2-7 p.m. (rain location: Old Main, 1st floor)
Stop by to pick up your tickets for the weekend. Tickets will not be mailed in advance. 

Reunion Estate Planning
Dahl Room, College Center, 3 p.m.
Want to learn more about the different types of planned gifts available and if they might be right for you? Please come and join Scott Park, Assistant Vice President of Gift Planning here at Augustana, who will review the various ways available that you can participate in your class challenge, over and above your annual giving. He will "demystify" planned giving and answer any questions about planned gifts you might have.

Class of 1964 Walking Tour with Kai Swanson '86, Special Assistant to the President
Centennial Hall Circle, 4 p.m.

Class of 1964 Champagne Toast
Class of 1964 Commons, Old Main, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Class of 1964 Celebration of Life Service
Wallenberg Hall inside Denkmann, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
This service of remembrance is for those who have died and whose legacy of life continues to make a difference.

Class of 1964 50th Reunion Dinner and Class Gift Presentation
Wallenberg Hall inside Denkmann, 7:30 p.m.

Class of 1969 45th Reunion Dinner
Wilson Center, 7 p.m.

Vi-King and Vi-Queen coronation and SING competition
Centennial Hall, 7 p.m.

Class gatherings
8- 11 p.m.
1974: Ken Anderson Academic All-American Club
1979: Black Ram (wine tasting and appetizers)
1984: Evald
1989: Ken Anderson Academic All-American Club
1994: Cool Beanz
1999: Blue Cat
2004: Blue Cat
2009: Ken Anderson Academic All-American Club (two free drink tickets per person as winners of the Young Alumni Challenge)

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Lawn (behind) Old Main, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (rain location: Old Main, 1st floor)

5K Dome Dash
Austin E. Knowlton Outdoor Athletic Complex-Paul Olsen Track, 8:30 a.m.

Departmental Open Houses — Saturday

Alumni are invited to stop by any of the following departments to connect with former faculty members and meet new members of a department.

Careers, Opportunity, Research, Exploration (CORE) Office
Olin Center for Educational Technology, first floor,
10 a.m.-noon

Alumni, students and parents are invited to check out the renovated space for the new CORE office. Meet the staff and learn how you can become involved in mentoring or providing jobs or internships for Augustana students.

Reading/Writing Center
CSL 4th Floor (room 423), 10 - noon
Welcome back from Reading/Writing Center! We invite former peer tutors and other RWC friends to visit our new location to reconnect with other alumni and faculty tutors. Snacks (including Cheetos) will be served.

Biology Open House
Hanson Hall of Science, 10-noon

CSD Open House
Brodahl building, 11-12:30 p.m.
CSD alumni are invited to join the Augustana Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association members in the classroom of the Brodahl Building for their annual Homecoming brunch.

Political Science Department
3rd floor of Old Main, 10 a.m.-noon

Accounting, Business, & Economics Tailgate
Evald Outdoor Patio, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Theatre Department
Black Box Theatre, Bergendoff Hall, 10 a.m.-noon
Punch and cookies will be provided.

Walking tour with Kai Swanson '86, Special Assistant to the President
Starting in Centennial Circle, ending in the Quad, 9-10 a.m.

Campus Ministries Brunch
Founders Hall lower level, 9-11 a.m.

Augustana Choir Reunion
Larson Hall, Bergendoff Hall, 10 a.m.-noon
Join other alumni for singing and fellowship. A continental breakfast will be provided and singing will begin at 10:30 am. Following the gathering, join other alumni at the pre-game Homecoming picnic in the Quad.

Student activities fair and cardboard regatta
Quad, 10 a.m.-noon
Stop by the Quad and learn about our student organizations. Don't miss the popular cardboard regatta in the slough!

Class of 1967 and 1968 Hospitality Room
Carlsson Evald Hall, 10 a.m.-noon
Enjoy this beautiful space while you reconnect with your classmates.

Art Museum Tour
Centennial Hall, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
"A Different Way of Seeing: Swedish Art from the Charters Collection"
This exhibition celebrates a recent major donation by Sam and Ann Charters of Nineteenth-and twentieth-century Swedish art. A variety of media is represented, including paintings, works on paper, sculpture, and textiles. Tour will be led by one of Augustana's senior art history major students.

Reunion picnic lunch
Quad, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Nothing says Homecoming like a pre-game picnic in the Quad. Whether it is your reunion year, or not, join us for this annual tradition. Members of the President's Society will receive a special invitation and two complimentary tickets.

Viking football vs. Wheaton
Lindberg Stadium, 1 p.m.
Cheer on the Vikings at Lindberg Stadium and explore the new Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex. Check out the Ken Anderson Academic All-American Club and enjoy harris Pizza and refreshments from Bent River Brewery.

President's Postgame Open House
Dahl President's Home, 3:30-5 p.m.

Class Pictures
Pictures will take place during the President's Open House at the Dahl President's Home
3:40 p.m. — 1964 and 2009
3:50 p.m. — 1969 and 2004
4:00 p.m. — 1974 and 1999
4:10 p.m. — 1979 and 1994
4:20 p.m. — 1984 and 1989

Hall of Fame dinner sponsored by the athletic department
Reception, 6 p.m., College Center lobby
Dinner, College Center dining room, 6:30 p.m.

Viking Gala
Reception, Hanson Hall of Science atrium, 6:45 p.m.
Dinner, chandelier-lit tent in the Quad, 7:30 p.m.

Join faculty members and fellow classmates for our annual Viking Gala. All alumni are invited to dine beneath our chandelier-lit tent in the quad. Tables will be organized by class year to allow classmates to sit together.  This is a sell-out event, so please register early as seating is limited!

Sunday, Oct. 12

Hanson Hall of Science 102, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Listen to lectures by professional genealogists from Sweden and sit for personal one-on-one Swedish genealogy lookup sessions.
More information

Sunday morning worship with Pastor Richard Priggie '74 and Pastor Kristen Glass-Perez
Ascension Chapel, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for an open ecumenical service from a Lutheran perspective.

Met and Wed renewal of vows ceremony
Ascension Chapel, following 10:30 a.m. service
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 Priggie. (if you and your spouse didn't meet at Augustana but would like to renew your vows, please join us.)

Roman Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, 5 p.m.