Residence Halls

Augustana's six residence halls provide students with a rich community experience with support networks, creative programs and social activities. We believe that living in community together in residence halls encourages students to learn from one another, to learn skills necessary to be a good neighbor, and to adopt values of citizenship that will serve them well beyond their time at Augustana College.

All six residence halls are co-educational. Floors or wings on residence hall floors are designated by sex with common lobbies, lounges, kitchens and recreation rooms. Entrances to the halls are secured twenty-four 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.

First-year students live on the south side of campus in Bergsaker Hall and Solberg Hall.

Residence halls for upperclass students (second, third, and fourth-year students) live on the north side of the campus in East Hall, Granskou Hall, Stavig Hall, and Tuve Hall.

Residence Hall Amenities

Each residence hall is a little different, providing a unique experience no matter where you live on campus. However, there are a few things that you can expect from each hall:

  • Computer lab (internet access and printer)
  • Public use kitchen with oven and refrigerator
  • Public use microwaves
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limited student storage (during the academic year only)
  • Study lounges
  • TV lounge
  • Vacuum cleaners

Student Room Furnishings

While student rooms also vary a great deal across campus, basic furnishings are standard to each area. In your room, you will certainly find:

  • Drapes
  • Two single beds
  • Closets
  • Dressers
  • Chairs
  • Desks

Additional Information

The following is a brief summary of a few basic policies and procedures of which to be aware. Use the links below or visit Residence Life and Housing Policies for more information.
  • Refrigerators may be used in individual rooms if they do not exceed 4.0 cubic feet. There are several merchants in town who will rent refrigerators. Microwaves are not permitted in student rooms, except as part of rental units available from the College.
  • Limited parking is available on campus. Parking permits are distributed by seniority, on a first-come, first-served basis for all students. Please pay attention to all city, College, and community signs when parking adjacent to campus. Contact Campus Safety at (605) 274-4014 for more information regarding parking and permits.
  • In Bergsaker Hall and Solberg Hall, the twin bed mattresses are 36" x 80". Extra long twin size sheets are recommended.
  • Students may bring carpeting for their room, however, foam or kanga-back carpet poses a fire risk and is therefore prohibited.