Welcome Week

Augustana students at Kirkeby-Over Stadium

Welcome to Augustana University!

A part of the Viking Voyage, Welcome Week is your first step. Embark on a new journey and set sail on your future.

Welcome Week (Saturday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Aug. 27) is the opening days program that is designed to help immerse you and your classmates into the Augustana community. Throughout the schedule of activities, you will have the opportunity to learn more about campus and your classmates. Your Viking Guides will guide you through Welcome Week, answering questions and helping you find your way. The Welcome Week Committee is hard at work developing a comprehensive program just for you!

Check out what some previous classes did with their new classmates.

In 2013, we set a world record; the year before, it was a lip dub that bonded the class together. In 2014, we took over downtown with a flash mob. In 2016, students participated in the Viking Olympics: Going for the Gold: Welcome Week 2016.


Hear what President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has to say to incoming students at Augustana, and what she wants you to know as a new student.

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Hear what Billie Streufert, executive director of AU's Student Success Center, has to say to incoming students.


Hear what Mark Blackburn, dean of students, has to say to incoming students at Augustana, and what he wants you to know as a new student.

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