Street and Lot Closures Friday and Saturday

There are a couple of very exciting events happening at the end of this week that will affect parking. Please make note of the following street-parking and lot closures and plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact us at . We apologize for any inconveniences and appreciate your patience.

Hagsfors Ground Breaking: Friday, April 29th:

  • Lots G and F will be closed all day (starting at 5:00am). All vehicles must vacate lots prior to closing.
  • No Parking along north- and south-bound lanes of 21st Ave South between 6th Street South and 7th Street South
  • No Parking along east- and west-bound lanes of 7th Street South between 20th Ave South and 21st Ave South.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are directed to park at other assigned lots. Please see your parking permit for other options.

Commencement: Saturday, April 30th:

The City of Minneapolis will post “No Parking” signs along the following routes:

  • North- and south-bound lanes of 22nd Avenue South from Butler Place to 7th Street South.
  • East- and west-bound lanes of 7 1/2 Street South from 22nd Ave South to 23rd Ave South.
  • East- and west-bound lanes of Butler Place from 22nd Ave South to 25th Ave South.
  • North- and south-bound lanes of 23rd Ave South from Butler Place to Riverside Ave.
  • Lots J and K will be reserved for Accessible Parking only for commencement. All unauthorized vehicles must vacate the lot prior to closing. Lot will close by 5:00am on Saturday.
  • Lot A will be offline – all unauthorized vehicles must vacate the lot prior to closing. Lot will close by 5:00am on Saturday.


Minneapolis campus class cancelled as of 6 p.m. Feb. 2

Augsburg Minneapolis campus evening classes on February 2 are canceled as of 6 p.m. Faculty of Tuesday evening classes are encouraged to communicate alternative plans with their students.

Augsburg’s campus will remain open with normal business operations, including normal hours for facilities, Lindell Library and foodservice in the Commons. (For information about Einstein Bros. Bagels and Nabo hours this evening, see the Augsburg Dining Facebook page.)

For questions about individual events scheduled tonight, please contact the event coordinator.

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FEBRUARY 2, 2016:

Afternoon and evening classes at the Rochester location of Augsburg College are cancelled for February 2 due to inclement weather. For more information, visit


Student move-in day is on Friday, August 28th, starting at 6:00am. In order to manage logistics for move-in traffic, there will be a few changes regarding the flow of traffic and parking lot usage that you should be aware of in order to plan ahead for your day.  Please carefully read this page as it details all street and lot closures. Click on the following link to view a map of  Street and Lot Closures.
We greatly appreciate your patience and efforts in working with us to make this day go as smoothly as possible. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
Street Closures:
There will be barricades throughout campus directing traffic for move-in. Please make note of the following closed streets, and plan for an alternative route to get to your destination:
  • Westbound Butler Place from 25th Ave South to 23rd Ave South.
  • Northbound 23rd Ave South from Butler Place to 7 1/2 Street South.
  • Westbound 7 1/2 Street South from 23rd Ave South to 22nd Ave South.
  • Northbound 22nd Ave South from 7th Street South to 7th Street South.
  • Westbound 7th Street South from 22nd Ave South to 21st Ave South.
  • Southbound 21st Ave South starting at 7th Street South.
  • 21st Ave South will not be accessible via 7th Street and 8th Street South.

Parking Lots:

Parking lots will be “assigned” to certain groups of people (ie faculty/staff, students). Please follow these designations and park in your assigned lots:

Faculty/Staff: Park in lots G and L
Lot “G”: Entrance accessible via 21st Ave South from Riverside Ave South and via 7th Street South from 20th Ave South.

Lot “L”: Entrance accessible via 25th Ave South from Riverside Ave South.
Students: Park in lots F and L
Lot “F”: Entrance accessible via 7th Street South from 20th Ave South.
Lot “L”: Entrance accessible via 25th Ave South from Riverside Ave South.All other lots are “offline” and assigned for move-in purposes.

Feb. 1 – 7 is Burn Awareness Week

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The Minneapolis Fire Department has announced that February 1 to February 7, 2015 is Burn Awareness Week.  This year, the American Burn Association is focusing on burns from scalding.

According to the American Burn Association:

Scald injuries affect all ages. Young children and the elderly are most vulnerable. This is why the American Burn Association wants to provide you with information on scald injury prevention.

Annually in the United States and Canada, over 500,000 people receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Roughly half of these injuries are scalds.  Most burns occur in the home, usually in the kitchen or bathroom.

Remember, Augsburg has a No Open Flame Policy with limited exceptions:

In order to promote the safety and well-being of students, staff, and faculty, Augsburg College prohibits the use of open flames and the possession of items intended to use open flames in office areas or residence halls. Items considered to use open flames include, but are not limited to candles, incense, fueled lamps, hookahs, etc. Generally, this includes anything utilizing a wick, flame, or consuming flammable substances.

Augsburg dormitories are subject to the No Open Flame Policy as well as other restrictions, noted in the Residence Life Guidebook, to to promote fire safety including no incense, hookahs, or candles; no machines pushing dry ice, fog, etc.; no storing flammable liquids or gasses; no leaving personal items in hallways.

Almost three-quarters (72%) of burn injuries in 2012-13 started in the home!  Make sure you think about your safety, your roommates’ safety, and your family’s safety.   According to the National Fire Prevention Association, approximately five-out-of-six fires (83%) on campus are cooking related.  The NFPA has some tips for dorm living, including:

  • Never remove batteries or disable the alarm.
  • Learn your building’s evacuation plan and practice all drills as if they were the real thing.
  • If you live off campus, have a fire escape plan with two ways out of every room.
  • When the smoke alarm or fire alarm sounds, get out of the building quickly and stay out.
  • Stay in the kitchen when cooking.
  • Cook only when you are alert, not sleepy or drowsy from medicine or alcohol.
  • Check with your local fire department for any restrictions before using a barbeque grill, fire pit, or chimenea.
  • Check your school’s rules before using electrical appliances
    in your room.

The American Burn Association reported some “selected statistics” on its website from 2012-13 based on hospital admissions:

Survival Rate: 96.6%
Gender: 69% male, 31% female
Ethnicity: 59% Caucasian, 20% African-American, 14% Hispanic, 7% Other
Admission Cause: 43% fire/flame, 34% scald, 9% contact, 4% electrical, 3% chemical, 7% other
Place of Occurrence: 72% home, 9% occupational, 5% street/highway, 5% Recreational/Sport,  9% Other

If you are interested in more information and for safety tips, visit the Minneapolis Fire Department website, the American Burn Association website, or the National Fire Prevention Association website.  And please help keep Augsburg safe!