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Campus Life


Campus Life aims to create, implement, and support innovative programming and training that fosters individual and group development and that helps to build environments where students can connect to and engage with the Augsburg community.

Program Areas


Campus Life offers several programs and activities throughout the academic year designed to connect and engage students with the Augsburg and surrounding community.



Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is a required two-day overnight summer orientation experience for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg University for the upcoming fall semester. SOAR is designed to help with the transition to Augsburg and allows students to register for fall classes; meet fellow classmates and faculty and staff; learn about university resources and services; explore the campus and surrounding community; obtain an Augsburg University student ID; and get a taste for life on campus.

Parent SOAR

Parent SOAR is an optional orientation experience for the parents of incoming first-year students. Parents will obtain important information about the campus; meet fellow parents, current students, faculty, and staff; learn about university resources and services; and get a taste of what life will be like for their student on campus.

Transfer SOAR

Transfer SOAR is a required day-long orientation experience for transfer students designed to help with the transition to Augsburg University.  Students will learn about university resources and services, hear about academic programs, and discover why being a part of the Augsburg community is so rewarding.

Auggie Days

Auggie Days is a required week-long orientation experience for incoming first-year students designed to compliment SOAR, provide opportunities to enhance academic and personal success, and offer a helpful advantage in starting at Augsburg University.


Emerging Leaders Program

Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) is an initiative designed to develop new leadership at Augsburg University by empowering first-year students to cultivate and to apply their inherent leadership skills through a semester-long skill-building training program.

Orientation Leaders

The Orientation Leader Training Program is designed to develop effective (i.e. self-aware, empathetic, flexible, curious, and patient) high-level leaders who not only work to create welcoming and inclusive environments for incoming students during orientation programs, but who also work to move on to other leadership roles across campus to facilitate internal movement towards institutional equity-mindedness and social justice.

Annual Student Leadership Institute

Campus Life provides student groups with social justice-themed training which helps them to not only integrate inclusivity into their recruitment, event planning, meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, etc., but also helps them to create a more inclusive and equitable campus environment at Augsburg.


Students have the opportunity to become involved in a number of different student organizations at Augsburg University.  Participation allows students to meet fellow classmates, have fun, and lead and develop a group around a common purpose while making an impact on both the Augsburg and greater community.