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Tuition, financial aid not impacted by name change
The name change to Augsburg University will not affect tuition or financial aid.
Athletic division will not change
Augsburg University athletics will remain Division III and will not change athletic conferences.
Campus email addresses will stay the same
Your individual Augsburg email addresses will remain the same.
Website address will stay the same
Augsburg owns the domain augsburg.edu. Augsburg intentionally selected this web address because we generally are known as “Augsburg.”
Small class sizes remain a hallmark of an Augsburg education
Our low student-to-faculty ratio is an important part of our identity and a key factor to student success, retention, and persistence. Augsburg has been and will remain committed to its goals of being small to the student and big for the world. That means Augsburg will continue to place great value on excellent instruction and will retain small class sizes where students and faculty develop important relationships that are proven to support retention and persistence to graduation.
Liberal arts remains at the core of our mission
While becoming a university reflects the reality, reputation, and promise of our institution, we are dedicated to our core liberal arts mission. Augsburg will continue to educate its diverse community of learners for lives of meaningful work shaped by unique undergraduate and graduate academics, and through hands-on and transformative learning experiences. Augsburg also remains committed to its identity as an urban university set in one of Minneapolis’ most diverse ZIP codes and as a school of the Lutheran church.
Campus size will not change
Augsburg’s 23-acre Minneapolis campus, in the heart of one of the city’s most diverse ZIP codes, will remain its current size. The campus situated between 20th Avenue South and 25th Avenue South and is bordered by Riverside Avenue on the north and Interstate 94 on the south. For a full view of the campus, visit augsburg.edu/about/map/
Day Student Government among many stakeholders consulted
Augsburg conducted a range of stakeholder interviews prior to considering the name “Augsburg University.” Discussions were broadly held with many groups including Day Student Government, the University Council (a committee of faculty, staff, and students that serves as advisory to the president), the Board of Regents, Faculty Senate, faculty and staff, and the Alumni Board.
Focus groups were held with individuals representing core prospective student groups—high school students, their counselors and parents, people considering returning to complete their bachelor’s degrees, and those considering pursuing master’s degrees.
Diplomas for students graduating through September 4 will say ‘Augsburg College’
Students from Augsburg’s traditional day undergraduate program, adult undergraduate program, and graduate studies programs who graduate through September 4, 2017, will have diplomas that say “Augsburg College.”
All program diplomas will say “Augsburg University” beginning September 5, 2017.
Alumni or students who wish to order a replacement or additional diploma that says “Augsburg College” should place an order before September 5. No diplomas will be issued after September 5 that say “Augsburg College.”
All orders must be placed online. For more information, including pricing and shipping options, go to www.augsburg.edu/registrar/
Auggie gear will change
Augsburg clothing and gear sold in the bookstore beginning in September will say “Augsburg University.” In the meantime, the bookstore will continue to sell items labeled “Augsburg College” and “Augsburg” gear.