New Student & Family Programs

New Student & Family Programs aim to support students and families in the transition from high school to college. In particular, our programs aim to help you navigate your way around campus, develop new friendships, get connected with important campus resources, build a connection to Augustana's values and begin to identify personal goals.

Welcome Week kicks off the fall semester for both transfer and first-year students! 

Mid-Year Orientation is designed to welcome all new students who start in the spring semester.

A monthly e-mail newsletter keeps families up-to-date on Augustana happenings.

All new students will enroll in one of our unique First-Year Seminar courses for the fall semester. The focus of these courses is on exposing students to difficult questions and helping them learn the process of formulating thoughtful, intellectually-appropriate responses. Welcome Week groups are created based on First-Year Seminars to introduce students to each other before classes even start.