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Orientation and registration

Orientation and registration will occur virtually this spring and summer.

These are separate processes.

1. Orientation: To familiarize you with Augustana, we are offering a variety of virtual orientation sessions for students and parents. The sessions will introduce you to key offices and services across campus and connect you with other new Vikings.

Sign up for orientation events!

2. Registration: Class registration for fall also will take place virtually. After you complete the steps below, you will meet with an advisor virtually to discuss your goals and learn about the courses you'll take in the fall. Your final step for class registration is to attend one of our live virtual registration events from April through July.

You must complete the steps below before you can meet with an advisor. New students who have paid a tuition deposit for fall 2021 will get an email from the Admissions office. It will include your student ID number and a link to this page.

✈ (International students, start your steps here.)

As you complete the steps below, we will communicate with you via your new Augustana email and any personal email addresses in your Admissions record. If you need to update your email addresses, contact the Admissions office.

Once you have completed the steps below, watch for an email with information about scheduling your virtual advising meeting. Advising meetings and live registration events will take place on a rolling basis from March through July.

How to sign up for an advisor meeting and registration event

First, you must complete the steps below. Have your student ID number handy. You received your ID number in a recent email from the Admissions office. If you can't find your ID number, call Admissions at 309-794-7341.

STEP 1: Create your Augustana network account

Please note: This step must be completed in one sitting and just one time. Do not proceed with other steps until this one is complete.

Start here at

→ Click on "Setup Student or Employee Account"

→ Enter your student seven-digit ID number, including the leading zero.

→ Agree to the “Communication & Campus Tech Agreement” by clicking on the box.

→ Complete all of remaining steps to successfully set up your account. (Here are step-by-step instructions.)

At the end of this step, you’ll know your username and be enrolled in the password recovery system. If you have problems completing this step, please call our ITS Helpdesk at 309-794-7293 or email

(After you have successfully completed this step, you will be able to reset your password if you forget it. The reset link is at

STEP 2: Access your Augustana email account

Log in to your new student email account. Check your inbox frequently for information from the College. We will communicate with you about Orientation and Registration at this email address. If you have problems completing this step, please call our ITS Helpdesk at 309-794-7293 or email

Augustana email

STEP 3: Submit your Augustana ID Card photo

Upload a passport-style photo for your official Augustana ID Card. If you have further questions, email or call 309-794-7707.

Submit photo

STEP 4: Identify your emergency contacts

Augustana needs to have your emergency contact information on file.

Enter emergency contacts

STEP 5: Give parents and guardians access to your bill

Your student records, including billing records, are private and protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Without your (the student’s) authorization, the college cannot share or discuss your billing information with anyone but you.

This step is to permit electronic bills to be sent to your Authorized Payer, usually a parent or guardian. This step also gives the Student Accounts staff authority to discuss your financial status with your Authorized Payer. (The college does not send paper statements.) 

You can add as many Authorized Payers as you need. If you will be solely responsible for your financial situation and do not want to set up an Authorized Payer, you will need to contact  Student Accounts to note that in your records.

This step does not require any payments to be made, or banking information to be entered. 

How to set up an Authorized Payer screenshots

You will set up your Authorized Payer by first logging into account on Augustana Arches, clicking on the blue Students’ button, and then the ePayment/eBill link. This will take you into the TransAct Campus payment portal.

Click on your name in the upper left corner. Under "Payers," click "Send a payer invitation."

Your parent or guardian will receive an email from the system with login information. If you have problems completing this step, contact Student Accounts, 309-794-7354.

Set up e-billing through Arches

STEP 6: Sign up for Augie Alerts

The Augie Alerts emergency notification system communicates emergency information related to Augustana to you by email, text messages, phone calls and voicemail. Your parents also may want to sign up.

Augie Alerts

STEP 7: Take the Readiness Survey

Take a few minutes to complete the Student Readiness Survey. Your answers to these questions help us understand how we might best support your success at Augustana. If you have problems completing this step, email or call our Orientation Helpline at 309-794-8010.

Student Readiness Survey

STEP 8: Let us know about your language study

Learn about Augustana's requirements for a second language and your options for language study. (Watch video). Then tell us about your previous language study. You may be required to take a language placement test. All students must choose one of five options available at this link.

Second language options

STEP 9: Share your interests and course preferences.

Before you share your interests and preferences with us, learn about the courses you'll take in your first year here.

Then complete the Course Interest Form. During your advisor meeting, we'll discuss your responses and our recommendations for your fall class schedule.

Course Interest Form

You're almost done!

Within three business days of completing Steps 1-9, you'll get an email confirming you are ready for your virtual advising meeting. We will schedule these meetings in the order in which students complete the required steps. You'll have the opportunity to choose a meeting time that works for you.

During your advisor meeting, you'll learn which classes you must take in the fall and which classes you may take, based on your specific interests. If anything else is needed before you can register for classes (such as a placement test or confirmation of your participation in a special program), we'll let you know during your meeting.

Then watch for information and instructions for an upcoming live registration event.

We look forward to working with you!