2019-20 Academic Year Opens, Sophomore Honors Recognized

Luca Amayo delivering a speech during opening convocation, 2019

Together with their professors, Augustana's newest Vikings — the Class of 2023 — witnessed the official opening of the 2019-20 academic year at the August 27 Opening Convocation ceremony. The event marked the beginning of the University's 159th academic year and was held on campus in the Elmen Center.

Augustana University Ranks as Top 10 Best Regional University by U.S. News & World Report

Augustana 2020 Best Regional University - US News

Augustana University has been named a Top 10 regional university for the first time by U.S. News & World Report – ranking #9 in Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. In previous years, Augustana was categorized and highly ranked as a Best Regional College. The new classification underscores the university’s growth in academic programming and high student outcomes. Augustana is listed in other Best Regional University Midwest categories: #2 Best Value, #8 (tie) in Most Innovative, and #12 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

Jenny Bye: An Encaustic Connection

Inlaid by Jenny Bye

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University opens the 2019-20 academic year with the exhibition “Jenny Bye: An Encaustic Connection,” running Sept. 5 - Oct. 5.