Auggie Days

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August 28 – September 4, 2015
Aug 28 – 31: Required Programming
Sept 1 – Sept 4: Optional Programming

What is Auggie Days?

Auggie Days is the second part of the required orientation experience for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg College in fall 2015. Auggie Days serves as Augsburg’s Welcome Week and is designed to complement SOAR, provide opportunities to enhance academic and personal success, and offers students a helpful advantage in starting their collegiate career off right.

Are students required to attend Auggie Days?

The first four days of Auggie Days (August 28-31) are required for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg College in fall 2015. Students are then encouraged to attend the programming for the remaining four days of Auggie Days (September 1-4) around their scheduled fall semester classes.

Transfer students are not required to attend Auggie Days but are welcome to attend specific programming that may be beneficial to their transition to Augsburg College. For more information, transfer students should contact Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO) – Orientation Programs at orientat@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1100.

How do students register for Auggie Days?

Students are automatically registered for Auggie Days once they register for their SOAR session.

Can parents attend Auggie Days?

Auggie Days is specifically designed for incoming first-year students, however the Welcome Dinner on Friday, August 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Quad is for all incoming first-year students and their parents. After the Welcome Dinner, parents are welcome to stay and explore the Augsburg campus and surrounding community or leave while students begin their participation in Auggie Days.

Can siblings attend Auggie Days?

Unfortunately there is no programming available for siblings during Auggie Days.

When and where is check-in for Auggie Days?

Resident Students: For students who will be living on campus in fall 2015, check-in for Auggie Days and residence hall move-in will be at the same time.  Check-in will take place on Friday, August 28 between 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Students will receive information on their specific move-in time from Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO). For additional housing questions, please contact Residence Life at reslife@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1488.

For information about move-in times for international students, please contact James Trelstad-Porter at porter@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1686.

Commuter Students: Students who are commuting to campus in fall 2015 should arrive by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 28 for the Welcome Dinner. The Welcome Dinner is the official start to Auggie Days and will be held in the Quad.

Where can students park during Auggie Days?

From Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31, students can park free of charge in Augsburg College Parking Lot L during the hours of Auggie Days. After the start of classes on Tuesday, September 1, parking is available in Augsburg College Parking Lots by permit only; however, city street parking is available. A map of campus showing Parking Lot L can be found at augsburg.edu/about/map.

When do students living on campus in the fall move into their residence hall?

As stated above, students will be moving into their residence halls on Friday, August 28 between 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. International students may be required to move in on a different date and/or at a different time. Students will receive information on their specific move-in time from Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO). For additional housing questions, please contact Residence Life at reslife@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1488.

Need accommodations?

During Auggie Days students will spend one afternoon (approximately 4 hours) participating in community service projects around the Twin Cities area. The different projects may involve walking a number of blocks and/or taking public transportation. They may also involve students working with their hands. Any students with a disability-related concern about participating in a community service project or who need to request reasonable accommodations for any other part of Auggie Days should contact the CLASS/Disability Services Office at class@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1053. Contacting CLASS two or more weeks prior to Auggie Days will help ensure that all necessary arrangements will be available.

For more information about the CLASS/Disability Services Office, please visit augsburg.edu/class.

Additional questions?

Please contact Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO) – Orientation Programs at orientat@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1100 for questions and concerns regarding Auggie Days.