Welcome Week

Move-In Day

Welcome to Augustana College!

A part of the Viking Voyage, Welcome Week is your first step. Embark on a new journey and set sail on your future.

Welcome Week is the opening days program that is designed to help immerse you and your classmates into the Augustana College community. Throughout the activities, you will have the opportunity to learn more about campus and your classmates. Your Welcome Week Viking Guides will guide you through Welcome Week, answering questions and helping you find your way. Incoming students, learn your group name.

The Welcome Week Central Committee, led by Kelly Nelson and Beth Schleusener, are hard at work developing a comprehensive program. This last year we set a world record, the year before a lip dub that bonded the class together. What will happen this year is yet to be released but it is certain to entertain.

Be sure to check out all the features of the First-Year Programs website for the latest information about clubs and organizations, dining questions, Welcome Week schedule of events, and much more. We are excited to have you on campus and starting your life as an Augustana student.

Welcome Week Schedule

Sunday, August 31
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Move-in, Bergsaker and Solberg Halls
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Financial Aid and Business Office open, Bergsaker Hall - Rec Room
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Bookstore opens, Morrison Commons
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Family Dining, Ordal Dining Room (Morrison Commons)
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — First Year Family Worship, Chapel of Reconciliation
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Residence Hall initial meeting, Bergsaker and Solberg Hall
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Parents' Orientation, Kresge Recital Hall (Humanities Center)
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Kickoff, Elmen Center
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Picnic with the President, Fellows' Presidential Residence
9 p.m. — Opening Night: SPIDEY, Elmen Center

 

Monday, September 1
8 a.m. — Breakfast with your group, Ordal Dining Room
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. — Sex Signals (ED#1), Kresge Recital Hall
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. — Bystander Intervention, Step Up!- (ED#1), GSC
11:00 a.m. — Frosh Worship, Chapel of Reconciliation
11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m. — LunchOrdal Dining Room
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. — Sex Signals (ED#2), Kresge Recital Hall
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. — Bystander Intervention, Step Up! (ED#2), GSC
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — WHOLE GROUP PROJECT: It’s a surprise
6:00 p.m. — Dinner
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. — Varieties Auditions, Kresge Recital Hall
9:00 p.m. — Bonfire & Student DJ, Campus Green   

 

Tuesday, September 2
8:00 a.m. —  Breakfast with your group, Ordal Dining Room
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — Keep It Real Game (ED#3), Elmen Center
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — Community Service Project (ED#3)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. — Lunch, Ordal Dining Room
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Keep It Real Game (ED#4), Elmen Center
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Community Service Project (ED#4)
3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — ELMEN EXTRAVAGANZA, Elmen Center
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. — Dinner, Ordal Dining Room
8:00 p.m. — New Student Varieties Performance, Kresge Recital Hall
9:00 p.m. — BONFIRE with New Squids on the Dock, Campus Green
 

Wednesday, September 3
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. — Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. — Convene at Chapel for Convocation procession
10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. — Convocation, Our Savior's Celebrate Center
11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. — IT Sessions, Madsen Center 001 and 002
11:30-11:50 — #1 - 4 groups of 15
11:50-12:10 — #2 - 4 groups of 15
12:10-12:30 — #3 - 4 groups of 15
12:30-12:50 — #4 - 4 groups of 15
1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. — Academic Advising #1, Various Rooms
1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Academic Advising #2, Various Rooms
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. — IT sessionsMadsen Center 001 and 002
2:40-3:00 — #5 - 4 groups of 15
3:00-3:20 — #6 - 3 groups of 16
3:20-3:40 — #7 - 3 groups of 16
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. — Student Employment and Workstudy meeting, Kresge Recital Hall
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. — Carnival Picnic, Morrison Patio
8:30 p.m. — UBG Movie on Green, Maleficent