Effective September 1, 2017, Augsburg will become known as “Augsburg University.” This historic name change was adopted last spring when the Augsburg Corporation, our governing body of representatives of four synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, adopted a resolution to change our name.
For our community, this change is exciting because it reflects our reality, reputation, and our promise. But, as with any change, this one brings with it a range of work that has been underway for the past 18 months and is at the point where it requires all members of our community to pitch in as we work to update legal documents, public-facing information, and on-campus references to our name.
What follows is information meant to help our community—faculty and academic departments, staff and administrative departments—better understand what role each of us must play to ensure that our new name is implemented and adopted by September 5 when classes resume for the fall term.
Faculty and Academic Departments, Staff and Administrative Departments
Key Dates: Staff from MarComm have been working during the past 18 months to prepare for the Augsburg name change approved by the Board of Regents and Augsburg Corporation. The Project Implementation timeline, which provides an overview of key task areas and work underway, is available in the Timeline section of this site.
Beginning in mid- to late-May, the Augsburg community will see physical changes start to take place across campus. As of this writing, the Si Melby gymnasium floor is in the process of being refinished and should be complete by early June. We’ve also started the process of updating some of our other most visible, externally facing items—many of which require extensive permitting and involvement from local administrative agencies.
Over the course of the summer, the planning team will be working with the proper agencies to get the necessary approvals and permits with the goal of beginning the installation of the updated monument signs by early June. The update to the top of Mortensen will likely begin mid-summer (provided that permitting proceeds as planned). We will post updates on these projects as they become available.