Christmas at Augustana

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us here at Augustana University! We hope you've all had a wonderful 2019. Special thanks to Dr. Peter Folliard and Dr. Brian Hanegan for performing and recording the music for this video.

Join us for these Augustana Christmas events:

Christmas Vespers

AU Christmas Vespers

Augustana Performing and Visual Arts presents Christmas Vespers 2019, a celebration of the birth of Christ featuring Augustana’s four choirs, the orchestra, brass and organ. 

Dec. 22-25 Broadcast Dates and Times

We are pleased and grateful the following stations will broadcast an hour-long version of the 2019 Christmas Vespers program on the following dates and times:

Dr. Paul Nesheim directs The Augustana Choir and Chamber Choir. The orchestra is led by Dr. Peter Folliard, and Dr. Lisa Grevlos and Dr. Russell Svenningsen direct Angelus and the University Chorale. Dr. Christopher Unger directs the brass ensemble.

Gift Ideas from the Center for Western Studies

CWS gift shopLooking for a special gift this holiday season? Through Friday, Dec. 20, save 30% on all books and 20% on all jewelry and pottery in the CWS Gift Shop! Come see the unique offerings by local artists, a selection of which you can view in this Facebook album, as well as other jewelry, holiday cards, books and art prints.

Stop by Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m., or call 605.274.4007 to inquire about specific pieces.

AU Ornaments for the Holidays

Celebrate your holidays in style with ornaments from the Augustana Bookstore.

Augustana University ornament

Bookstore Holiday Hours

  • Monday, Dec. 16 - Friday, Dec. 20: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 21 - Sunday, Dec. 22: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 23: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Thursday, Dec. 26: Closed
    Merry Christmas!
  • Friday, Dec. 27: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 28 - Sunday, Dec. 29: Closed
  • Monday, Dec. 30:  10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 31: 10am-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 1: Closed
Interim hours begin Thursday, Jan. 2
  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday: Closed
  • Monday, Feb. 3: Regular hours begin again


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How? Visit the AmazonSmile website. Go shopping!

Christmas Giving on Campus

In an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting donations and gifts for area teens and families in need. Learn more about how you can help.