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Life as a Transfer

slide-12You’ve been to college before, but every school has its own way of doing things. Transfer SOAR, is the orientation for day transfer students and will get you moving in the right direction. Your academic advisor will provide you with full support in understanding all of your transferred credits and what classes you should take next during your registration appointment. You should also connect with a financial counselor in the Enrollment Center in Sverdrup Hall. They can assist you with payments, registration, financial aid, and all the business of being an Auggie.

Getting Involved

Campus life is fun and simple. We have over 30 different student organizations, many of which are centered around academics and professions or advocacy and awareness. You can join Student Government, write for the student newspaper, join the chess or disc golf clubs, and that’s just to name a few. Athletic events run year-round at Edor-Nelson Field, or choose to join one of our many intramural sports teams.  Augsburg is home to a great theatre and music department, which means great plays and concerts are offered throughout the year. Use your Augsburg ID for free or discounted tickets!

On Campus Jobs

Getting an on-campus job is easy to do with the help of the Strommen Center and the job posting site, Handshake which is found on your Inside Augsburg homepage. On-campus jobs offer flexible scheduling and ensure that the student’s academic life is the main priority. It is another good way to get to know Augsburg, build up your resume, and gain experience that can be relevant to your major.

Staying Connected

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, it’s easy to feel supported and access any available resources. Small class sizes allow you to get involved and get to know others. Augsburg is a tight-knit community and is focused on supporting and welcoming all of its students. Make sure to sign up to receive A-mail, a daily email that updates students about any and everything going on around campus. It’s a great way to get involved and stay informed.

Dining & Coffee

Augsburg dining services provide quick and satisfying dining options throughout the day and offer several flexible meal plans. They provide foods for vegans, vegetarians, and meat lovers alike. An abundant salad bar and healthy entrees are always.

Grab some coffee and a bagel at Einstein’s if you’re in need of a caffeine boost, or stop by Nabo and pick from a wide variety of made-to-order options.

If you want to walk a bit, there are many great restaurants close to campus like the Afro Deli, Davanni’s, Jimmy John’s, and Starbucks.

Navigating Around Campus

Getting to and from your favorite destinations and activities is easy. You can rent a bicycle or find METRO Transit bus and light rail stops just a few blocks from campus, taking you to downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, the MSP International Airport, and Mall of America. Augsburg University offers the Auggie Pass, a universal transit pass that gives undergraduate students unlimited rides on buses and light rail in a first-of-its-kind partnership between Metro Transit and a Twin Cities college. You can pick up your Auggie Pass at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Lindell Library.

Parking

If you are a commuter student, we know one of your most important questions is, “Where do I park!?” These are our suggestions:

  1. Purchase your parking permit from the Department of Public Safety.
  2. Get out your campus map. If you don’t have one in a folder or an envelope, check out our handy interactive map.
  3. Lot L, which is by the football field on the east side of campus, is just off the Cedar-Riverside exit from I-94. Park there and walk between the field and Kennedy Center.
  4. Did you lock your car? While you’re double-checking, make sure to put your laptop, gym bag, and other valuables in the trunk.

Lot L is the best lot for commuters, and there is almost always an open space. If you make it to campus early then you may be able to park in Lot D (a.k.a. the Tennis Court lot) or Lot K by the Ice Arena. Your commuter permit also allows you to park in the designated areas on 21st Ave. S. and 8th St. S. Be sure you’re on the blocks marked with the Augsburg Commuter Parking signs. All other street parking is monitored by the city of Minneapolis, so you may get a ticket if you are parked there beyond the posted times.