Modified Building and Service Hours

Event Details

Date: April 3 - July 31, 2020

If you have questions about the status of Augustana's modified building and business hours, please see the sections, below. Subject to change; last updated April 3, 2020.


Campus Clinic

Augustana’s Sanford Campus Clinic is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. If feeling flu symptoms, call the campus clinic nurse at 605.274.5552 and press 1 during the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. If after-hours, call 605.328.5800 and follow the prompt to be directed to the Sanford Hospital After-Hours Call Center. The healthcare provider will speak to you regarding your symptoms and provide you with next steps.

COVID-19 Health Brochure

View the AU COVID-19 Health Brochure

Sioux Falls Psychological Services

Students are seen for Counseling Services by appointment on weekdays during the academic year and during summer school when classes are in session. Hours are Monday-Thursday (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Friday (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

Dining Services

The Dining Room is open. Meal plans will be accessible for students approved to stay on-campus, though offerings will be adjusted slightly to limit exposure to illness and reduce shared touch points throughout the Dining Room.

To that end, Dining Room main lines 1 and 2, the deli, and vegetarian/vegan options will operate as normal. However, most self-serve stations throughout the Dining Room will be closed. Instead of the salad bar, for example, a served salad station will be made available. Additionally, you may be asked to swipe yourself in or to provide your ID number, rather than passing your ID card to a cashier.

Specific hours for all dining locations (effective March 29), are as follows:

  • Ordal Dining Room
    Weekdays | Monday-Friday
  • Breakfast — 8-9 a.m.
  • Lunch — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dinner — 4:30-6 p.m.

Weekends | Saturday-Sunday

  • Brunch — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dinner — 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Siverson Lounge's Starbucks Coffee Shop
    Monday through Friday each week | 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • The Huddle (Sub Connection & Viking Grille)

Any changes to the schedule will be communicated as soon as possible. As always, please let the Dining Services or Campus Life offices know if you have questions or concerns about dining or meal plans.


Remote Access to Mikkelsen Library staff (chat, email:, phone: 605.274.4921)

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Elmen Center

Effective Monday, March 23, Elmen Center access will only available to those who have ID cards

  • Only those students who have applied and been approved to live on campus during this time of modified campus operations are allowed access and cannot bring friends or others with them.
  • Faculty, Administrators and Staff are welcome to use the Elmen Center during posted hours of operation. Access will be via your ID card and is for the employee only (no family members or guests).

Elmen Center Hours of Operation — Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weight room 12-2 p.m.) — (Card Swipe located on the east main doors and parking lot door).

Friday, April 3

  • Elmen Center is open: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weight room is open: 12-2 p.m.
  • Pool is closed. 

Saturday, April 4-Sunday, April 5

  • Elmen Center is closed.

Monday, April 6

  • Elmen Center is open: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weight room is open: 12-2 p.m.
  • Pool is closed.

Tuesday, April 7

  • Elmen Center is open: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weight room is open: 12-2 p.m.
  • Pool is closed.

Wednesday, April 8

  • Elmen Center is open: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weight room is open: 12-2 p.m.
  • Pool is closed.

Thursday, April 9

  • Elmen Center is open: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Weight room is open: 12-2 p.m.
  • Pool is closed.

Friday, April 10-Monday, April 13

Elmen Center is closed for the Easter break.


The health and well-being of our customers and employees are incredibly important to us. It is with careful consideration that we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close stores starting on Tuesday, March 24, until further notice. We will be working remotely during that time.

We will continue to accept orders online for delivery with free shipping at You may experience longer shipping times than usual. Any purchases returned via shipment to our stores will be processed when our stores reopen.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Mail Services

Window for Students
Open Monday through Friday 9:30–10:30 a.m.

Delivery on Campus

  • Courier/Incoming Mail will continue to be picked up daily from USPS. Mail and packages will continue to be dropped off and picked up at each building at the current drop-off location with exceptions being Froiland (see Nursing), Admin Building (see Business office), the Library and CWS. It will be the responsibility of the department chairs or supervisors to arrange delivery or pick up of mail/packages to employees in their departments or offices.
  • Outgoing mail route is limited to morning drop-offs and pickups, with no afternoon courier stops. Individuals can also drop mail in the designated Commons mail slots (both on-campus and off-campus mail).
  • For Packages:
    • Packages with a prepaid label on them for returns can be dropped off at any UPS store.
    • If employees can start having packages delivered to their homes instead of campus that would ensure quicker delivery.
    • We will only be processing UPS packages that are being charged to an AU account number. No personal packages.
    • Employees can email or call 4328 if they have questions or need assistance with mail/packages.

Center for Western Studies

The Center for Western Studies Fantle building is closed.

Madsen Center

During this time, only current Augustana students and employees, with appropriate ID, will be permitted inside the building.

Chapel of Reconciliation

Campus Ministry is still here for you in these uncertain days of COVID-19!

  • A devotional blog with new featured writers each week
  • Facebook Live, Mondays at 10 a.m. In lieu of an in-person worship experience, Pastors Ann and Andrea will offer a brief moment of reflection to begin your week. “Follow” the Campus Ministry Facebook Page to stay connected.
  • Viking Huddles, Wednesdays at 10 a.m., via Zoom. For anyone in the AU community simply looking to gather (online) with others. A half hour of social connectivity focused loosely around a question or topic.

View A Pastoral Letter regarding COVID-19, by Pastor Ann Rosendale. And please invite your friends to like our Facebook page so that they can stay connected, too.

Campus Learning Center (Augustana’s Daycare)

The CLC will follow Augustana’s procedures when it comes to closing the center. The Campus Learning Center is open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.