Modified Building and Service Hours — Updated March 16, 2021

Event Details

Date: March 16, 2021

If you have questions about the status of Augustana's modified building and business hours, please see the sections, below.


Administration Building

The Administration Building will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., with the exception of some offices. Key card access is available after hours.

Campus Clinic

Augustana’s Sanford Campus Clinic is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. If after hours, students and staff can call the Sanford Clinic (69th & Minnesota Avenue) at 605.328.5800 to speak with a healthcare provider regarding symptoms and next steps. 

COVID-19 Health Brochure

View the AU COVID-19 Health Brochure

Campus Life

Effective Monday, June 15, the Campus Life Suite (EMC 119) will be open Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Staff may be reached through their email, or by emailing or by calling 605.274.5215.

Sioux Falls Psychological Services

Students are seen for Counseling Services by appointment on weekdays during the academic year and during summer school when classes are in session. Hours are Monday-Thursday (8 a.m. - 8 p.m.) and Friday (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

Dining Services

 The current options are as follows:

  • The Huddle (Sub Connection & Viking Grille)
    Sub Connection and Simply To Go — 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Viking Grille — 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.

As always, please let the Dining Services or Campus Life offices know if you have questions or concerns about dining or meal plans.

Edith Mortenson Center

Effective Monday, June 22, the Edith Mortenson Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., with key card access after hours.


Remote Access to Mikkelsen Library staff (chat, email:, phone: 605.274.4921)

Elmen Center

Effective September 1, Elmen Center access will be available to students and those who have ID cards. The facility will also be accessible to family members, however guests are still not allowed to use the facility. All students, faculty, staff are asked to enter through the East main doors, but the screening process is no longer required. 

General 2020-2021 Elmen Center Hours

Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. am - 11:00pm
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. - midnight
Sunday: Noon - 11 p.m.

Track Hours
Monday - Friday: 6:30 - 8 a.m.
Monday - Thursday: 9-11 p.m.
Friday: 8 p.m. - midnight
Saturday: 2- 6 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 3 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.
*There may be various times during the day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. when the track can be used if the HPER classes and athletic teams are not using it. Check the front desk to see if the track is open.

Pulastic Multi-Use Court Hours
Friday: 7-8 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. - midnight
Sunday: Noon - 9 p.m. 

Open Rec & Intramural Hours
Monday - Thursday: 7-11 p.m.
Friday: 7 p.m. - midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. - midnight
Sunday: Noon - 11 p.m.

Weight Room Hours (West Part)
Monday/Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; 12:45 - 6:30 p.m.; 7:30 - 11 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.; 5:45-11 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 1-11 p.m.

Weight Room (East Part)
Monday/Wednesday: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; 7:30 - 11 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 1-11 p.m.

Pool Hours
Monday: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.; 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 6 - 10 p.m.
Wednesday: 1-3 p.m.; 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.; 1-3 p.m.; 6-8 p.m.
Saturday: 2-5 p.m.
Sunday: 3-6 p.m.** (October, March, April, May only); 8:30 - 10 p.m.

Racquetball/Walleyball Court Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. - midnight
Sunday: Noon - 11 p.m.

Fryxell Humanities Center

Effective June 29, the Fryxell Humanities Center and the Center for Visual Arts will be open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 


The bookstore is open online 24/7 at


  • Monday-Friday:  9am-4pm
  • Saturday:  CLOSED
  • Sunday:  CLOSED

Spring Break & Easter Break Hours:

  • Friday, March 26 -- 10am - 3:30pm
  • Saturday, March 27 -- Closed
  • Sunday,  March 28 -- Closed
  • Monday, March 29 -- 10am – 2pm
  • Tuesday, March 30 -- 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday, March 31 -- 10am – 2pm
  • Thursday, April 1 -- Closed
  • Friday, April 2 -- Closed
  • Saturday, April 3 -- Closed
  • Sunday, April 4 -- Closed
  • Monday, April 5 -- Closed

We will resume regular business hours Tuesday, April 6.

Additional info: We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you place your textbook order on our website and early. You can choose the delivery option of an in-store pick-up or have the books shipped to your home address. Once we get the orders, we will pull and process the orders from the bookstore starting mid January.

In-store online pickup will be located in the Back Alley of the Morrison Commons from Friday, January 28 - Friday, February 5 during bookstore hours. You will need to have your ORDER CONFIRMATION/BOX NUMBER EMAIL READY with you either pulled up on your phone or printed out to be able to pick up your books. Please come by yourself to pick up your online order; to maintain social distancing protocols for groups of students or families.

Face masks are required in the bookstore.  You will need to have one to enter the bookstore. Only 10 customers are allowed to be in the bookstore at a time.

If you have any questions, please email

Mail Services

Window for Students
Open Monday thru Friday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Beginning August 26, hours at the Nelson Service Center postal window are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m - 3:30 p.m.

Delivery on Campus

  • The courier route will continue to operate once per day.
  • If departments have outgoing mail that needs to go out after the courier has been to their location, they should bring it to the Nelson Service Center. Please Note: the UPS/FedEx deadline is 1:30 p.m.
  • Direct service will no longer be provided at the Commons postal window. All postal services will be offered at the Nelson Service Center post office. Beginning August 26, hours at the Nelson Service Center postal window are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m - 3:30 p.m.
  • The Commons Desk staff will continue to be available to assist students with basic postal needs/questions such as assisting in opening mailboxes and selling stamps.
  • If necessary or more convenient, nearby off-campus locations for mail services (stamps, weighing, pre-package drop off, etc.) are Lewis Drug on Minnesota Avenue and The UPS Store on Minnesota Avenue.
  • Quick copy hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9-10 a.m.
  • For operational processes and optimal efficiency, international out-going mail services will not be provided on campus.
  • Special circumstance deliveries on campus (items that need to be refrigerated, items for events, express packages, etc.) will need to be coordinated in advance with the campus courier.
  • For Packages:
    • Packages with a prepaid label on them for returns can be dropped off at any UPS store.
    • If employees can start having packages delivered to their homes instead of campus that would ensure quicker delivery.
    • We will only be processing UPS packages that are being charged to an AU account number. No personal packages.
    • Employees can email or call 4328 if they have questions or need assistance with mail/packages.

Center for Western Studies

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Madsen Center

Key card access only

The IT Helpdesk is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is a mask-required area. Once in the vestibule, take the elevator down to IT Helpdesk.

Chapel of Reconciliation

Campus Ministry is still here for you this fall!

Worship will look significantly different this semester with chapel services on Tuesday and Thursday rather than Monday, Wednesday, Friday. A service of holy communion will be on Tuesdays with senior sermons on Thursdays. Worship begins at 10 a.m. in the chapel. In addition, this fall there will be several services outdoors on the campus green. Worship services will also be live-streamed on Campus Ministry's facebook page. The Chapel of Reconciliation continues to be open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Important information

Campus Learning Center (Augustana’s Daycare)

The CLC will follow Augustana’s procedures when it comes to closing the center. The Campus Learning Center is open 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.