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Campus update for Aug. 26, 2020

Aug. 26, 2020

Dear students,

Things to keep in mind as you prepare to return:

important covid info

→ If you have received a positive COVID test, do not return to campus. Notify the college by calling 309-794-7700.

→ If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell), do not travel to campus. 

→ Don't travel to campus with someone who is sick. And don't come to campus if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

→ If you are traveling internationally, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. The Office of Residential Life is making these arrangements.

→ You're encouraged (not required) to get a COVID-19 test before coming to campus. And a flu shot.

→ If you are living in college housing, bring whatever supplies you will need to stay on campus until Sept. 14.

Here is what to do if you think you may have COVID-19.


move-in crew

Welcome new students! Move-in is happening. Some things look different (masks) but the loads of boxes and tubs look familiar. Returning students, we will see you this weekend.

ICYMI, see us on YouTube

Augustana videos are always available on YouTube. If you missed the campus briefing Friday on new requirements to stay on campus and restrict gatherings, or Opening Convocation, here you go. Consider becoming a subscriber!

Today's updates:

• Emerge is Augustana’s premier leadership program, exclusively for first-year students. It runs for the first seven weeks of fall semester. You can apply now!

• The Entrepreneurial Center (EDGE) is offering internships for fall and J-term. These can be for credit or non-credit. Contact Director Doug Tschopp if you are interested.

Sign up for Doug’s Interests list to learn about opportunities in communications, advertising, web development, graphic design, public relations, video/film, MJMC, marketing, coding, strategic planning, event planning, entrepreneurship, etc.)

• Returning students: Now is a good time to check your profile information in Arches and make sure your home address and emergency contact information is up-to-date. You will see "Profile Information" when you log into Arches, as well as "Emergency Contact Information." 

• Campus Cupboard will reopen next week in Sorenson 302. Hours will be from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

• One more time: Here is all you need to know about parking permits.


Michelle Quinn '18 has an encouraging message on Tik Tok.

Michelle Quinn '18 has an encouraging message on Tik Tok.