The Hagfors Center is Becoming a Reality

On May 1, 2015, Augsburg reached a milestone in the largest capital campaign in the history of the College. Thank you for helping us surpass our $50 million goal for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. More than 1,200 donors have given more than $50 million to the campaign, allowing the College to proceed to the next stage of architectural design. On April 29, 2016, the campus community, including hundreds of Augsburg College alumni, students, donors, neighbors, faculty, and staff members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion.

This state-of-the-art, interdisciplinary academic building will serve all students by 2018, and exemplifies the type of education Augsburg offers—where academic work at the intersections of today’s most important ideas and challenges is combined with hands-on learning experiences. This new, signature facility will bring together disciplines that reflect Augsburg’s commitment to experiential education and academic excellence, engaging future leaders in collaborative inquiry. Academic departments in the building will include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, math, physics, psychology, and religion.

The Hagfors Center represents our commitment to be faithful to our mission and Lutheran identity, and highly relevant to today’s students. As we become a sought-after campus for leaders of the future, the Hagfors Center will be a home for the College’s extensive and renowned undergraduate research that prepares students for work and graduate studies, and fosters a culture of discovery and transformation.

Since this capital campaign began, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends have believed in the Hagfors Center’s potential to create conversations across disciplines, to attract leaders, and to impact generations of Auggies to come.

Thank you for believing in the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, and for supporting Augsburg. Together, we are prepared to make this vision a reality for the future of Augsburg.

View the Hagfors Center donor report and see more about how generous gifts and support for this campaign are transforming the future for Augsburg students and faculty.