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Welcome Week, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016




7:30-9 a.m.


The Gerber Center for Student Life dining room

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Academic Open Houses. Students may attend information sessions for special interests. Look for peer mentors directing students to these events, or ask your peer mentor in advance about locations.

Music Department Open House: Students interested in learning about music lessons or ensembles should come to Larson Hall in Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts (west side of Centennial Hall) for a short information session and a chance to set up auditions, lesson times, and talk with music faculty.

Theatre Department Open House: Meet theatre faculty and learn about opportunities for participation onstage and behind the scenes during the 2015-2016 season. Interested students should report to the Theatre Arts table outside Room 110, Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts west side of Centennial Hall).

Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts;
various locations

9:45-11:45 a.m.

Student Activities Fair (required). Students should meet with their peer groups at a location designated by their peer mentor no later than 9:30 a.m. Peer mentors will accompany the groups to the Student Activities Fair and later to the faculty-hosted picnic.

PepsiCo Recreation Center

Noon-1 p.m.

Box lunch with your first-year advisor (required). Pick up a box lunch as you depart PepsiCo. Each peer group will join its first-year advisor for a get-acquainted picnic. Individual appointments will be scheduled at this time.

Check with peer mentor for location

1-4:45 p.m. 

Advising group meetings (required). Students will meet with their advisors for an introduction to the advising process, followed by one-on-one advising meetings.

Locations determined by advisor

1:30-4:45 p.m. 

Afternoon activities/free time. Activities, music, games, refreshments and prizes.

The Gerber Center for Student Life patio and Brew by the Slough

5-7 p.m.

Dinner with advising group (required). Students will join their peer mentors for the evening meal. Take a brief break after dinner to dress comfortably for the evening riverboat cruise.

The Gerber Center for Student Life dining room

7:15-8:15 p.m.

Our Diverse Community (required). A group of Augustana students, staff and faculty will share personal stories about how they came to call Augustana home.

Centennial Hall Auditorium

8:30 p.m. 

Board buses to the Celebration Belle Riverboat (required).

Centennial Hall

9-11:30 p.m. 

Celebration Belle Riverboat Cruise (required). Music, dancing and refreshments on the Mississippi River. Comedian Eric O’Shea will be on board. Buses transport students to the 800-passenger Celebration Belle starting at 8:30 p.m. Buses return to campus at 11:45 p.m.

Celebration Belle on the Moline riverfront