Schedule of Inaugural Events

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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 wine, hors d'oeuvres and good conversation with President Herseth Sandlin. 
    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
  • 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