Augustana College to Become Augustana University on Sept. 1

On Tuesday, Sept. 1, we will announce that Augustana College will change its name to Augustana University, per action by the Augustana Board of Trustees.

This announcement will be made at Opening Celebration, an event scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on the field at Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

All students, campus community members, alumni and friends are invited to this event.

This decision comes following nearly two years of strategic planning, analysis and discovery through which it became apparent that, in order to serve the needs of today’s students and meet the demands of a workforce hungry for entrepreneurial and thoughtful professionals, we needed to invest in growth and in our ability to serve others.

The name Augustana University is an illustration of that investment. It reflects our growing number of programs and centers for undergraduate and graduate students, recognizes the physical growth happening on campus, and captures our goals for the future.

Additional details about Augustana University will be available on Tuesday, Sept. 1.