Schedule of Inaugural Events


Join us September 10-16 for a series of events celebrating the inauguration of Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as the 24th president of Augustana University.

Sunday, Sept. 10

  • Augustana Sunday
    Celebrations and prayers for Augustana and President Herseth Sandlin in churches throughout the Sioux Falls area and across the country.

Monday, Sept. 11

  • Service of Blessing
    10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation
  • Great Professors Faculty Symposium
    3-4:30 p.m., Mikkelson Auditorium, Froiland Science Complex
  • Dinner with the President
    President Herseth Sandlin, her husband, Max, and son, Zachary, will join Augustana students for a fun and festive dinner featuring Sandlin family favorites and throwback photos. 
    5-7 p.m., Ordal Dining Room, Morrison Commons

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • Service Project: Food Sort and Food Drive for Feeding South Dakota
    10 a.m.-2 p.m., Elmen Center Hall Forum (west court)
    (This event is student-led but open to all members of the AU community. More details coming soon!)
  • Tables of Content: Chapter 24
    Ahead of Augustana's next chapter, members of the Sioux Falls business community are invited to join us for an event featuring hors d'oeuvres, good conversation with President Herseth Sandlin, and Humanitas Wines, presented by Jessup Cellars and now available in South Dakota.
    4:30-6:30 p.m., Froiland Science Complex
    Register today.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

  • Worship
    10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation
  • Student Research Symposium
    3-4:30 p.m., Mikkelson Auditorium and the halls of the Froiland Science Complex
  • Pints with the President
    An event for Augustana alumni featuring a variety of local brews, food, good conversation and lawn games. 
    5-8 p.m., Fernson Brewing Company Taproom
    Register today.

Thursday, Sept. 14

  • Dedication of new Apartment Buildings
    10 a.m., Summit Avenue
    Learn more about the apartments.
  • Inaugural Tea with President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
    Noon, Our Savior's Lutheran Church
    (This event is invitation-only.)
  • Augustana Volleyball vs. Southwest Minnesota State
    6 p.m., Elmen Center

Friday, Sept. 15

  • Inaugural Worship
    10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation
  • Inaugural Luncheon
    11:30 a.m., Our Savior's Lutheran Church
    (This event is invitation-only.)
  • Inauguration Ceremony
    3:30 p.m., Elmen Center
    Doors open for seating at 2:30 p.m.
    Robing begins at 2:45 p.m.
  • Inaugural Reception
    Following the Ceremony, Elmen Center
  • Field of Dreams — A Campus Community Celebration
    6:30-9 p.m., Karras Park
    Register today.

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • Augustana Soccer vs. University of Mary
    11 a.m., Morstad Field
  • Augustana Football vs. Bemidji State
    1 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium