Christmas at Augustana

Join us for these Augustana Christmas events.

Christmas Vespers Broadcast: Dec. 24-25

Christmas Giving

In an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting gifts for area teens and families. Teen Town gifts should be brought to the Campus Safety desk inside Morrison Commons; gifts for children of all ages and adults can be deposited beneath the Christmas "Giving Trees" inside the academic buildings, residence halls and the Chapel of Reconciliation by Wednesday, Dec. 16.

As part of Christmas at Augustana, Augustana Performing and Visual Arts presents Christmas Vespers 2015, a celebration of the birth of Christ featuring Augustana’s four choirs and the orchestra, recorded Dec. 4-6 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Listen on KSOO-AM 1140 or online at

Broadcast dates and times are:

  • 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve)
  • 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 25 (Christmas Day)

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

Christmas Vespers




A special performance of Augustana Christmas Vespers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota.
Tickets are $20 at or by calling the Augustana Box Office at 605.274.5320. Learn more.

Augustana Christmas Ornaments for Your Tree

The Friends of Augustana are pleased to offer a variety of Christmas tree ornaments available for purchase.

Proceeds support student scholarships.

Along with the 2013 Santa Ole ornament, other ornaments for purchase include: 2012's game-face Ole ornament, 2011’s Christmas poinsettia, the Sesquicentennial logo, 2009's pewter Christmas tree, and the Old Main pewter medallion that made its debut in 2004. Ornaments are $10 each.

Order online.

Gift Ideas from the Center for Western Studies

CWS gift shopLooking for a special gift this holiday season? Come see the unique offerings by local artists in the CWS Gift Shop, a selection of which you can view in this Facebook album, as well as other jewelry, holiday cards, books and art prints.

25% off all items (including art, jewelry, pottery, books) through Tuesday, Dec. 22. No coupons, no limitations.

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



Ugly holiday apparel from Augustana Bookstore'Ugly' Apparel for the Holidays

The ugly Christmas sweater isn’t just for hipsters anymore. Celebrate your holidays in style with an Ugly Holiday Sweatershirt from the Augustana Bookstore.

The campus store is open Monday-Thursday — 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday — 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Hours of Operation

  • Saturday, Dec. 12: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Sunday, Dec. 13: Closed

  • Monday, Dec. 14 - Thursday, Dec. 17: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    *Rental textbooks due Thursday, December 17*

  • Friday, Dec. 18: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Saturday, Dec. 19 & Sunday, Dec. 20: Closed

  • Monday, Dec. 21 & Tuesday, Dec. 22: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 23 - Sunday, Dec. 27: Closed

  • AmazonSmile

    You shop and Augustana receives a donation! As a member of the AmazonSmile Charitable Program, Augustana receives 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Enjoy shopping even more with the knowledge that every dollar you spend on eligible products will benefit Augustana students.

    How? Visit the AmazonSmile website. Go shopping!