Join us for a weekend for of fun — for alumni, families, reunion classes and more.
|Thursday, September 22, 2016|
|3:30pm – 5:30pm||Dual Hat Reception @ East Commons, Christensen Center*
Augsburg is one of the top 10 employers of Auggies—it’s time to celebrate Augsburg alumni who are also Augsburg staff and faculty.
|7pm – 8:30pm||Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony @ Hoversten Chapel|
|7pm||Men’s Soccer vs. Viterbo University @ Edor Nelson Field|
|Friday, September 23, 2016|
|10am – 11am||Distinguished Alumni Awards Convocation @ Hoversten Chapel
The annual Homecoming chapel service celebrates the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
|2pm – 3pm||50th Reunion Ceremony for the Class of 1966 @ Hoversten Chapel|
|3:30pm – 4pm||Auggie Talk: ReFirement @ Sateren Auditorium*
Jack Fortin of the Bernard Christensen Center for Vocation presents on ReFirement – being your best self during the retirement years.*Auggie Talks are new this year! The entire Augsburg community is invited to join us for 30-45 minute sessions presented by professors and fellow alumni on topics spearheaded by class reunion groups.
|4pm – 5pm||Auggie Hour @ Foss Atrium
Mingle with alumni, faculty, and staff at this pre-reception with light appetizers and drinks before the Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony.
|5pm – 6:30pm||Distinguished Alumni Awards @ Hoversten Chapel
Homecoming is the time when we honor the contributions and significant accomplishments of alumni and friends with the Distinguished Alumni, Spirit of Augsburg, and First Decade awards.
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||Reunion Dinners for the 50-Year Reunion, 40-Year Reunion, 25-Year Reunion, and 10-Year Reunion @ Christensen Center|
|6:30pm – 8pm||Homecoming Dinner @ Christensen Center — SOLD OUT
For guests not participating in class reunions, take part in this special mix-and-mingle-style dinner with award recipients, alumni, and friends of all ages!
|7pm||Women’s Soccer vs. College of St. Scholastica @ Edor Nelson Field|
|8pm – 10pm||All-Band Reunion, Political Science Reception @ Foss Center *|
|Saturday, September 24, 2016|
|9am – 9:30am||Auggie Talk: History of Augsburg* @ Music 22
Professor Phil Adamo presents on the history of Augsburg. Sponsored by the Class of 1966, celebrating its 50-year reunion.
Auggie Talk: The Adventure of the River Semester* @ Sateren Auditorium
Professor Joe Underhill will share his insights on how this cross-disciplinary education opportunity on the Mississippi River came to life for Augsburg students one year ago.
Auggie Talk: StrengthsFinder* @ Music 23
Matt Swenson ’91, founder of Metamorfos, will delve into the world of StrengthsFinder, the assessment tool that helps you, colleagues, and employers better understand your strengths and talents. Sponsored by the Class of 1991, celebrating its 25-year reunion.
|10am||Fun Run @ Anderson Hall
5K open to alumni, students and friends. This event is administered by Residence Life and co-sponsored by ASAC and Alumni Relations. The charge is $5 and all participants receive 5 tickets to Taste of Augsburg. Fun prizes will also be given away for the fastest alumnus and best dressed in Auggie gear!
|10am – 11am||Homecoming Chapel @ Hoversten Chapel|
|11am – 2pm||Taste of Augsburg @ Murphy Park
Bring the whole family and enjoy games, bounce houses, booths featuring food from local restaurants, treats supporting Augsburg clubs, and the Athletics department’s famous pork chop on a stick.
|11am – 11:30am||Auggie Talk: Alumni Travel Program* @ Music 23
Oh, the places you’ll go! Hear about the upcoming tours being planned exclusively for Augsburg alumni, parents, and friends.Auggie Talk: The Generosity of Art* @ Theater
Co-presented by the class of 2006 and the Augsburg Theater Department’s First Decade Award recipient Kyle Loven ’06 presents on his work and the opportunities he’s found through the community of collaborators, presenters, grant organizations, Augsburg faculty, and Minneapolis companies that helped set him on his journey and allow him to continue making his art.
Auggie Talk: Augsburg Now, Augsburg Tomorrow* @ Music 22
|1pm – 3:30pm||Football Game vs. Carleton College @ Edor Nelson Field|
|1:45pm-2:15pm||Auggie Talk: Remembering Martin Sabo* @ Sateren Auditorium
Remembering and celebrating the life of Representative Martin Sabo, Augsburg Class of 1959. Sponsored by the Class of 1976, celebrating its 40-year reunion.
|1:45pm-2:15pm||Auggie Student Talk: Summer Research Presentations in Chemistry* @ Music 23
Come learn from three chemistry students as they present findings from their faculty-student summer research projects and share insights into the importance of continued research to increase the general understanding of the topics.
|2:30pm-3pm||Auggie Talk: Construction Update on the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, & Religion* @ Lindell 301
Come learn from Rebecca John, Augsburg’s vice president of Marketing and Communication; Rebecca Celis, associate vice president and project manager from HGA Architects; and Brian Baar, McGough project manager for the Hagfors Center construction project, as they show a sneak peek into the current construction and vision behind the new Norman and Evangeline Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion.
|2:30pm-3pm||Auggie Talk: Tour the Library’s Digital Archives* @ Lindell 15 (basement)
Bill Wittenbreer, Lindell librarian, will introduce attendees to the library’s extensive digital archives, including the online yearbook and Echo.
|3pm – 6pm||Block Party
Enjoy live music, snacks, and beverages after the game.
* Homecoming event that is new or back by popular demand in 2016.