Spring Campus

First-Year Experience

First-Year Programs staff and services aim to support students 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.


As a community, Augustana students and staff embrace a voyage of growth and development. First-Year Programs offers a way for students to launch their own Viking Voyage!

Viking Voyage programs include Welcome Week and three residence hall communities (Solberg HallBergsaker Hall and Tuve Hall), each committed to helping students develop competencies, learn to think critically and integrate socially and academically.

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.