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Oren Gateway Center

Oren Gateway CenterView Oren Gateway Center on the campus Virtual Tour

Oren Gateway Center is a multi-purpose building of 118,000 square feet of living, working, studying, eating, and meeting space, and was designed by BWBR Architects in St. Paul (who also designed Lindell Library). Oren Gateway is Augsburg’s “front door”—a 180-degree realignment from the early 1900s when Old Main welcomed a neighborhood from which it was later separated with the construction of Interstate 94. Oren Gateway residential spaces provide trendy flats/condo housing for 106 students with underground parking.

The building design has been carried out in conjunction with energy efficiency and environmental responsibility from the beginning. Work with an energy consulting group has helped the building meet strict State of Minnesota energy standards. On the outside, with bio-retention in mind, its landscaping design captures and filters much of the storm sewer run-off.

stepup program

The StepUP Program strives to help students champion lives of recovery, achieve academic success, and thrive in a community of accountability and support.

StepUP students, Apply to the StepUP Program and StepUP housing here.

Oren Gateway Substance-Free Agreement and recovery support agreement

The residential portion of Oren Gateway is a place free of alcohol and illegal drugs. Oren Gateway residents and their guests may not use or possess alcohol or illegal drugs while in Oren Gateway. If an Oren Gateway resident or guest chooses to use such substances outside of Oren Gateway, the results of that choice may not have a negative impact on the residents or property upon return to Oren Gateway. Residents and their guests may not cause a disruption in Oren Gateway because they used substances elsewhere. Violation of this policy may result in reassignment to other available University housing outside of Oren Gateway.

As a member of the Oren Gateway community, students are part of the Augsburg commitment to provide recovery support and substance free living for the Oren residential population.  All students who live in Oren Gateway Center are required to complete the Substance Free Agreement.  Students who live in Oren Gateway Center and who are not a StepUP program participant are required to complete the Recovery Support Agreement in addition to the Substance Free Agreement.

OGC Agreements

OGC Substance Free Agreement

OGC Recovery Support Agreement

Amenities include

  • Variety of housing styles
  • The newest residence hall on campus
  • Full kitchen with dishwasher, cabinet space, full size oven and stovetop, full size refrigerator, and microwave
  • Dresser, desk, and desk chair per person
  • Full bath (in some styles, more than one)
  • Living room, with individual bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Wi-Fi and ethernet connection
  • Air Conditioning (controlled within each apartment)
  • Connected to Nabo Cafe (freshly prepared food and beverages), Barnes & Noble bookstore, meeting rooms, classrooms, Lindell Library, Military and Veterans Support Services office, and StepUP Office
  • Vending machines on each floor
  • Free laundry with smartphone monitoring and tracking
  • Kitty corner to Jimmy John’s
  • 24-hour maintenance support
  • Underground parking and nearby outdoor parking
  • Connected to extensive tunnel system (most classrooms, offices, dining services, etc.)
Oren Gateway 610 22nd Avenue South