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Residential Communities

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Residence Halls 

Augustana’s residence halls provide students with a rich community experience with support networks, creative programs, and social activities.  All halls are co-educational with most floors or wings designated by gender.  Gender-inclusive housing is available on the first floor of Tuve Hall and is open to all students.  Each hall has shared lobbies, lounges, kitchens, and recreation rooms.  Entrances to the halls are secured 24 hours a day.  Student life in the residence halls is guided by a code of conduct and carefully determined procedures designed to ensure that students have an enjoyable residential experience.   


Apartment living offers students the opportunity for that off-campus feel with an on-campus connection.  Students are able to experience the autonomy of living on their own, while still maintaining a strong connection to the Augie on-campus community through convenient access to campus events, student activities and organizations, and facilities like the Morrison Commons and Elmen Center.  Apartments are reserved for third year students and above and come fully furnished.

Apartment Communities 

Theme Houses 

Our Theme House communities are reserved for third-year students and above with a strong desire to engage in service-learning and volunteer projects throughout the greater Sioux Falls community. Theme Houses are designed for students looking to not only experience a little more independence in their living situation but also focus more deeply on their passion for service, activism, or outreach.  Each year, interested students apply in groups of 2 - 15 students, creating a proposal that speaks to what their group would like to accomplish by living together in a community for the year.  The proposal includes their theme and describes how the group would like to “live out” the chosen theme.  These proposals include a plan for service projects for the academic year and address what the group would like to gain from living together.

Resources for current Theme House residents 

  • Theme House expectations and living guide
  • Theme House fund request form 

Information for Theme House advisors 

Advisors are meant to help guide a group of students through the process of formulating their goals for the theme, developing a successful application, and translating that process into action, in the form of community service projects and other programs.  These advisors help present a fresh perspective geared toward strengthening the thought and planning that goes into each theme.  Generally, advisors are expected to engage in the following ways:

  • Assist interested students in refining a theme and completing their application for a theme house
  • Assist residents of the house in setting goals and objectives for the theme house
  • Promote and attend programs related to the theme as often as possible
  • Meet with theme house residents or liaison at least once per semester
  • Assist students in the recruitment of additional residents if occupancy changes during the year.

For more information about becoming a theme house advisor, please contact the Student Affairs office at 605-274-5215

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