Augsburg University has canceled Rochester classes today, Feb. 19, due to hazardous weather and travel conditions. Instructors may make arrangements to hold classes via Zoom or make alternative plans for canceled classes. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors and consult the course Moodle site for additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.
Early morning classes today, Tuesday, January 23, are canceled due to snow and travel conditions. The regular class schedule will resume at 9:40 a.m.
Although classes are resuming this morning, driving conditions in the Twin Cities remain challenging. Augsburg encourages students, faculty and staff to put their safety first when determining whether they will be able to travel to and from campus.
Faculty are asked to to be flexible with students who may not feel safe driving in these conditions. Students are encouraged to contact faculty members directly if special accommodations are needed. Individual faculty may make alternative arrangements for canceled classes. Students are encouraged to consult the course Moodle site for additional information.
Employees should coordinate schedules and work arrangements with their supervisors this morning to support operations as needed while ensuring safety and flexibility.
For information on specific campus facilities and services, see Campus Facilities and Services Weather Updates.
Augsburg University has suspend normal operations at its Minneapolis and Rochester locations today, January 22, due to hazardous weather and travel conditions. All classes that begin after 3:30 p.m. are canceled. Some instructors may make arrangements to hold classes via Zoom or make alternative plans for canceled classes. Students are encouraged to consult the course Moodle site for additional information and alternative coursework from their instructors.
While normal campus activities are suspended, essential services are maintained. Examples of essential services may include security, maintenance, residential and food service operations, and custodial services. Employees should check with their supervisors if they have questions about their schedule. Human Resources will provide information about how to code employee time.
Some facilities and services will remain open or have adjusted schedules. See Campus Facilities and Services Weather Updates for specific information.
TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
January 21, 2018
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg University Department of Public Safety is giving notice of a concerning incident that occurred outside of Anderson Residence Hall on the Minneapolis Campus.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Resident student was standing near Anderson Hall entrance looking at phone. Resident was approached by two suspects who were asking for the time. After approaching and repeating the question, first suspect displayed a black semi-automatic pistol which was kept in his waistband. Suspect demanded wallet, shoulder bag and cell phone. Resident was told to remove the SIM card from the phone. Suspect reportedly disabled the GPS setting. Both suspects fled westbound toward 20th Avenue South. Additional witness reported a black Honda or Accura accelerating at a high rate of speed on 20th Avenue toward Riverside.
SUSPECTS: Descriptions as reported by victim:
Suspect #1 (displayed weapon): Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 130 lbs, 5-10 to 6-0, waist high black jacket with maroon hoodie underneath, appeared to be short black hair underneath hood, no facial hair
Suspect #2: Somali male late teens-early 20’s, thin, 6-0 to 6-2, gray hooded sweat shirt and khaki pants
STATUS: This incident remains under investigation by the Augsburg College Department of Public Safety and the Minneapolis Police Department. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact DPS at 612-330-1717.
Augsburg College DPS works diligently to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our students, staff, faculty and visitors. We ask your assistance in working toward that goal. Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: email@example.com
Director of Public Safety
For more than 20 years, the state of Minnesota has conducted a Severe Weather Awareness Week in partnership with the National Weather Service and local governments. A statewide tornado drill is part of that event.
On Thursday April 20, 2017 simulated tornado watches and warnings will be issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems. All counties in Minnesota normally participate in the first drill at 1:45 p.m. unless actual severe weather is expected.
Please consider this an opportunity to familiarize yourself with designated tornado shelter areas or safe spaces in areas that you frequent.
In an Apartment, Dorm or Condo
If you live in an apartment that is on an upper floor, get to the lowest level of the building that you can immediately. This could be an underground parking garage or a neighbor’s first floor apartment. Then move to the most interior area possible, away from windows.
If you live in a high-rise apartment building, you may not have enough time to get to a lower level, so picking a place in the hallway in the center of your building is the best idea such as a stairwell. If that is not available then a closet, bathroom or interior hall without windows is the safest spot in your apartment during a tornado. Power loss during a tornado storm is common, so avoid elevators and keep a flashlight handy.
In an Office Building, Hospital or Store
Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building — away from glass and on the lowest floor possible. Then, crouch down and cover your head. Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter, and if not crowded, allow you to get to a lower level quickly. Stay off the elevators; you could be trapped in them if the power is lost.
Summer parking permits for 2017 will go on sale Tuesday, April 18th at 8:00am. If you have a valid 2016-2017 parking permit, you will be able to use that for Summer parking in surface lots K, A, B, D, and L. If you need to purchase a parking permit for the Summer semester, log into your Inside Augsburg account and register your vehicle information. You will be able to select the permit type you will need and pay online, or stop by Public Safety. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to Public Safety.
The Augsburg Department of Public Safety would like to remind our entire campus community that facility use in Kennedy Center and Sci Melby Hall is for students, staff, faculty, alumni and authorized users. Members of these groups are not permitted to host guests in this space. Check-in procedures after regular business hours will be enforced and an appropriate picture ID will be required. Fob access will also be required after 5:00pm daily. Those found not in compliance will be asked to leave and may be legally prohibited from returning to Augsburg’s campus. Any student, staff, faculty, alumni or authorized user who intentionally violates or attempts to circumvent this policy may lose access privileges as well as face appropriate disciplinary actions.
TIMELY NOTICE BULLETIN
Thefts from Public Building
March 13, 2017
In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 Augsburg DPS is giving notice of a concerning pattern of incidents that have occurred in the Christensen Center, near Einstein’s.
REPORTED OFFENSE: Today’s incident involved a student leaving a laptop at a table and going to the Einstein’s counter. While only out of view for a few moments, property was believed to be taken by an individual that had been seated at a public access computer.
SUSPECTS: While no suspects have been identified, perpetrators are believed to be juvenile, non-Augsburg students.
STATUS: These incidents remains under investigation by the Augsburg Department of Public Safety and/or the Minneapolis Police Department. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is urged to contact DPS at 612-330-1717.
Augsburg DPS works diligently to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for our students, staff, faculty and guests. We ask for your assistance in working toward that goal. DO NOT leave property or anything of value unattended, even for a brief period of time.
Please report any and all concerns that may impact our campus community. If You See Something – Say Something (1717). We also encourage you to utilize the resources available at our website: email@example.com
Director of Public Safety
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
Information from: https://augnet.augsburg.edu/alert/