Severe Weather Awareness Week – Tornado Drill Day

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.

2017 Summer parking permit sales

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 or come to Public Safety.

Use of Recreational Facilities in Kennedy Center/Si Melby Hall


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


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:


Scott Brownell

Director of Public Safety

Augsburg College

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.

Information from:


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

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.