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.

Map of closures (click to enlarge):

Ground Breaking Parking Map

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.

Map of closures (click to enlarge):

Commencement Parking Map


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.

Information from:


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

MFD Logo

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!

Thefts from Athletic Areas

Over the past week (and this semester) we have had multiple thefts from Kennedy, Melby, the Ice Arena, and the Athletic Field. These thefts have involved items stolen from lockers, but many thefts (here and elsewhere) involved valuable items being left unattended and unsecured. We are also concerned because the thieves have used victims’ fobs to gain access to secure areas, such as locker rooms.

Nov. 17, 2014 – A fob and room key were stolen from the weight room. The suspects tried the fob on secure doors (including doors to which the fob had access) in Kennedy/Melby before the theft was noticed and reported.

Nov. 16, 2014 – Personal items were left visible and two suspects entered the Ice Arena from the street and stole it within approximately 7 minutes.

Nov. 13, 2014 – A fob and room key were stolen from the Athletic Field

Nov. 11, 2014 – Two male suspects used a stolen fob to enter a women’s locker room and steal items. It appears the fob was stolen using a bolt cutter on a locker in a separate secure area. The suspects stole multiple items from multiple victims.

Nov. 4, 2014 – A student reported his shoes were stolen from the football locker room. The shoes were not secured in a locked locker.

• Lock your Doors – even if you will only be gone for a minute, lock your doors
• Keep Valuables out of Sight and Secure them – use locked drawers or cabinets
• Do Not Leave Valuables Unattended
• Secure Valuables – Do not leave your purchase cards, credit cards, cash unattended in your office unless there is a safe or vault—especially overnight or on weekends
• Do Not Bring an Excessive Amount of Cash to Work or Other Unnecessary Items
• Keep Track of Serial Numbers or Other Identifying Information
• Report Suspicious People and/or Activity to DPS Immediately
• If you are the Victim of Theft – report the incident to DPS immediately
Thefts only take a few moments. Contact DPS immediately if you see someone who looks out of place in the Athletic areas or is acting suspiciously.

Department of Education Releases Final Rules following the SaVE Act

On October 20, 2014, the Department of Education released its final rules following the SaVE Act.  The SaVE Act, known as the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act, amended the Jeanne Clery Act to specifically address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on College Campuses.

Information about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking can be found on the DPS’ information site on Sexual Misconduct.

Road Closure Notice from City of Minneapolis

From the City of Minneapolis:

There are several major road closures that will affect traffic this weekend. Here is information that you need to be aware of so you can plan and give yourself extra time to get safely to your destination if you are traveling in Minneapolis.

I-35W South in Minneapolis 

Southbound I-35W from Highway 280 in Roseville to 4th Street SE in Minneapolis will close Friday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, weather permitting.

 Southbound I-35W traffic will be detoured to southbound Highway 280 and westbound I-94. Access to eastbound Highway 36 from southbound I-35W will remain open. Motorists also will be able to access southbound I-35W from 4th Street SE/University Avenue.  Motorists intending to access southbound I-35W from westbound Highway 36 will be detoured to southbound Highway 280 and westbound I-94.

Eastbound I-394 in downtown Minneapolis

Eastbound I-394 will close at 12th Street North beginning Saturday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. through 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

Eastbound I-394 traffic will be detoured to the 12th Avenue North exit, eastbound Hawthorne Avenue, eastbound First Avenue and northbound Washington Avenue. Crews also will close the westbound I-394 entrance ramps from Washington Avenue/Third Avenue North and Third Street North Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. The ramps will reopen by 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

Motorists intending to access westbound I-394 from the Washington Avenue/Third Avenue North ramp will be detoured to southbound Washington Avenue, westbound First Avenue, westbound Hawthorne Avenue and westbound Linden Avenue. Motorists intending to access westbound I-394 from Third Street North will following the same detour beginning at westbound First Avenue.

Twin Cities Marathon

Due to the Twin Cities 10 Mile and Marathon on Sunday, Oct.  5 several Downtown streets and most parkways within Minneapolis ( will be closed between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The marathon starts at 6th Street South between Park and Portland Avenues and the TC 10 Mile starts at Third Street South and Portland Avenue. Roads will reopen once the runners have moved on. Please see the marathon website for more information.

Armed Robberies near Campus

In the past week, there have been 3 armed robberies reported near the edges of Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus.  No suspect information is available at this time.

Incident Location: 19th Ave. S. & 6th St. S.

Date and Time: 09/02/14 at 9:40 p.m.

Three people reported to Minneapolis Police that they had parked their vehicle at the intersection of 19th Ave. S. and 6th St. S.  After exiting the vehicle, an unknown suspect approached them, displayed a handgun and demanded their wallets and phones.


Incident Location: 2000 block of Riverside Ave.

Date and time: 08/30/14 at 3:00 a.m.

Minneapolis Police responded to a report of a robbery of a business in the 2000 block of Riverside Ave.  The robbers were able to steal approximately $1,200.


Incident Location: 2500 block of Riverside Ave.

Date and Time: 08/26/14 at 9:15 p.m.

Minneapolis Police responded to a robbery in the 2500 block of Riverside Ave. The victim reported that two males came up from behind him and placed a gun in his back.  The suspects then stole his phone and money.


Augsburg DPS takes the safety of our community very seriously.  Please be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to DPS immediately at (612) 330-1717.  DPS Crime Alerts/Timely Warnings are issued pursuant to federal law (20 U.S.C. § 1092; 34 C.F.R. § 668.46) and intended to provide timely notification to the Augsburg community regarding threats to the safety of our students, faculty, and staff  and issued with the incident and suspect information available from witnesses at that time.  DPS also reminds everyone to remain vigilant about their safety!


You can help prevent crime at Augsburg:

-Trust Your Instincts – If you sense trouble, get away

-Be Observant and Aware – Remain alert, be aware of your surroundings, observe the other people around you.  Know who is around you.  Be alert for suspicious behavior (e.g. a person wearing a long coat in the middle of summer, loitering, etc.)

-Walk Confidently and Do Not Make Yourself a Target – Robbers are looking for an easy target.  Keep your head up and eyes alert and walk at a steady pace.  Do not walk while looking at you phone and avoid carrying lots of packages or other belongings.

-If You are Robbed – Stay calm and remember: safety first!  Follow the robber’s directions, but do not volunteer more than asked for.  If you have to move, tell the robber what you are doing and why.  Try to get a good look at the robber so you can describe him/her later.  Give the robber time to leave and note the direction he/she travels.

-After a Robbery – CALL DPS OR THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.  Avoid touching anything the robber has touched.  Try to recall as you can about the robber including speech and mannerisms.

-Notify DPS of any suspicious activity right away