Join us for a weekend for of fun — for alumni, families, reunion classes and more.
|Tuesday, October 9, 2018|
|4pm – 5:30pm||Jazz Happy Hour @ Hoversten Chapel
Kick off Alumni Homecoming for a post-work happy hour. Enjoy refreshments and start your evening off right as the Augsburg Jazz Ensemble performs for your entertainment.
|6:30pm – 8:30pm||Story Circle @ Location TBD
Do you have a memory, a story to tell? As a part of Augsburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, Assistant Professor Sonja Thompson and Alumnus Aaron Gabriel ’99 are working with a number of collaborators (and hopefully you) to create an original piece of musical theater. Please join us to tell stories, you don’t need to be a musician, actor or even sure that this is the right thing for you to join. For more information, you can reach out to Katie Code at firstname.lastname@example.org
|7:30pm||Homecoming Women’s Soccer Game @ Edor Nelson Field VS Macalester College|
|Wednesday, October 10, 2018|
|7:30pm||Homecoming Men’s Soccer Game @ Edor Nelson Field VS Macalester College|
|Thursday, October 11, 2018|
|5:30pm – 7pm||Athletic Hall of Fame Pre-Reception @ Einsteins|
|7pm – 8:30pm||Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony @ Hoversten Chapel|
|Friday, October 12, 2018|
|10:40am – 11am||Homecoming Chapel @ Hoversten Chapel|
|11:30am – 1pm||Story Circle @ Location TBD
Do you have a memory, a story to tell? As a part of Augsburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration Assistant Professor Sonja Thompson and Alumnus Aaron Gabriel ’99 are working with a number of collaborators (and hopefully you) to create an original piece of music theater. Please join us to tell stories, you don’t need to be a musician, actor or even sure that this is the right thing for you to join. For more information you can reach out to Katie Code at email@example.com
|1:50pm – 3pm||In Conversation with the First Decade Award Recipients @ Sateren Auditorium
Joshua Harris, Killa Marti & Chris Stedman will join Professor Bob Groven for a conversation on Friday, October 12 from 1:50-3:00pm in Sateren Auditorium. This unique opportunity to hear from these young alumni who have successful careers as a Politician & Community organizer, an Immigration Lawyer and Author, Humanist & community builder.
|2pm – 3pm||50th Reunion Ceremony for the Class of 1968 @ Hoversten Chapel|
|3:30pm – 4:15pm||Auggie Talk #1 – Hosted by the Class of 1968 @ Sateren Auditorium
The Baby Boom Effect: How 4 years Affected 50-
Five members of the class of 1968 will each present a 3-5 minute description of how their time at Augsburg influenced what they have done personally and professionally over the past 50 years. Each has pursued different paths since leaving Augsburg while impacting the world in meaningful ways.
|4pm – 5:30pm||Auggie Hours @ Foss Atrium
Mingle with alumni, faculty, and staff at this pre-reception with light appetizers and drinks before the Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony.
|5pm – 7pm||Homecoming Volleyball Game @ Si Melby Hall Gymnasium VS Macalester College|
|5:30pm – 7pm||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.
|7pm – 8:30pm||Reunion Dinners for the 50-Year Reunion, 40-Year Reunion, 25-Year Reunion, and 10-Year Reunion @ Christensen Center
There is a $25 cost for this dinner
|7pm – 8:30pm||Homecoming Dinner @ Hagfors Center
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!
There is a $25 cost for this dinner
|Saturday, October 13, 2018|
|10am – 11am||Homecoming Chapel @ Hoversten Chapel
Featuring performances by the Centennial Singers and the Augsburg Choir, this worship, service led by Campus Ministry is for many the highlight of the weekend.
|11am-11:45am||Auggie Talk #2 – Hosted by the Class of 1993
Where did you live? The Class of 1993 was the last class to live in the “houses” on campus. Reminisce about living on campus, learn what its like to live on campus now and hear about plans for the future of Augsburg Residence Life.
|11am – 1:30pm||Taste of Augsburg @ Murphy Park
Bring the whole family and enjoy games, bounce houses, booths featuring food by Augsburg Student Organizations. From AASA’s amazing egg rolls to the Athletic department’s famous pork chop on a stick there is something for everyone! This is a great way to support Augsburg’s student groups!
|12pm – 12:45pm||Auggie Talk #3 – Hosted by the Class of 2008
Lets Talk: Advocating for Social Justice and Equality within the last decade.
|1pm – 1:45pm||Auggie Talk #4 – Hosted by the Class of 1978
Reflections: The Study Abroad Experience, Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
|1pm – 3:30pm||Homecoming Football Game @ Edor Nelson Field VS Carleton College|
|2pm – 2:30pm||Auggie Talk #5 – Hosted by the Clair & Gladys Strommen Center for Meaningful Work
Strengthening Experiential Education: A New Era. Please join us for a conversation, book reading and book signing by beloved Augsburg Professor Garry Hesser.
|3pm – 4:30pm||Homecoming Wrap Party @ Kennedy Center 303-305|
|3pm – 3:45pm||Auggie Talk #6 – Hosted by AWE (Augsburg Women Engaged)
Augsburg Women Engaged Presents: A Hagfors Center Pilgrimage with Professor Marty Stortz
Join Auggie women on a special exploration of the new Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion. This tour, led by Religion professor Marty Stortz, will begin with reflection in the Gundale Chapel, highlighting the vocational journey of Augsburg students; then a visit to the Food Lab; and along the way, reflect on the inspirational art that captures the intersections between science, business, and religion
|4pm – 5:30pm||Choral Showcase @ Hoversten Chapel
Featuring all four of Augsburg’s Choirs; The Cedar Singers, The Riverside Singers, The Augsburg Choir and the Masterworks Chorale. A reception will take place following the concert.
|6pm – 8pm||50th Closing Reception @ Hagfors Center for Science Business and Religion, Room 150
There is a $20 cost for this event
|Sunday, October 14, 2018|
|2:00pm||You Smell Barn @ Ames Center, Burnsville
We wrap up homecoming with tickets to see the Sunday October, 14 showing of “You Smell Barn by the Church Basement Ladies at 2 p.m. in the Ames Center Black Box Theater (12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN). This new musical comedy is based on a novel by alumnae Janet Letnes Martin ‘68 and Suzanne Nelson ‘68. The play also features Twin Cities favorite and class of 1983 alumna Janet Paone.Tickets are $33 and can be purchased at through the registration link on this page