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Family Weekend, Sept. 23-24, 2017

The annual Family Weekend gives families a taste of what it's like to be a Viking!

Take a tour or a river cruise. Go to a Vikings football game, get a family photo taken and enjoy a magic show.

Please register for Family Weekend. Most events are free, but we would appreciate knowing how many people will attend. Those registering before Sept. 1 will receive a 10 percent discount on ticketed events.


Saturday, Sept. 23

Tent in front of Centennial Hall Circle (rain location: Centennial Hall lobby)
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Art Museum Tour
Augustana College Teaching Art Museum, Centennial Hall
9-10 a.m.
Register – no charge

Current High School Students: Welcome to Augustana!
Olin 302
10-10:30 a.m.
Admissions staff will discuss how to get the most out of a college visit and what to expect from coaches, music programs and scholarships; and answer your questions. All participants receive an Augustana T-shirt!
Register – no charge

CORE Open House
Olin Center, first floor
10-11 a.m.
Stop by the Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration (CORE) offices to meet the staff and learn about opportunities available to students.
Register – no charge

President's Address and Panel Discussion
Olin Auditorium
11 a.m.
President Steve Bahls will officially welcome Augustana families to campus and provide an update on the college. Following the address, Dr. Gail Summer, Augustana’s newly appointed provost, and Dr. Evelyn Campbell, dean of students, will lead a panel discussion.
Register – no charge

The Gerber Center or on your own off campus
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Register or pay at the door
Augustana students may use meal cards.

Fryxell Geology Museum Hours 
Swenson Hall of Geosciences
1-4 p.m.
Free admission

President's Pre-game Open House and Family Pictures
Dahl President's Home
2-4 p.m.
President Steve Bahls and his wife, Jane Easter Bahls, invite families to their home. Take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage and have a family photo taken.
Register – no charge
Family Picture - $10 for each 8 x 10

Pre-game Picnic
Tent on the Quad
4:30-5:30 p.m.
$6/children (ages 3-12)
Registration is encouraged as tickets are limited.

Football: Augustana Vikings
Lindberg Stadium
6 p.m.
$7/person or purchase at the gate
$5/non-Augustana students 
Free for Augustana students with Augustana ID.

Family Event – Magician/illusionist Craig Karges
Centennial Hall
8 p.m.
$10/person; free for Augustana students with ID.
Registration is encouraged as tickets are limited.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Outdoor Ecumenical Worship Service
Gazebo near Thomas Tredway Library (rain location: Ascension Chapel)
10:30 a.m.
Join college chaplains Richard Priggie ’74 and Kristen Glass Perez for an outdoor service open to all.

Celebration Belle River Cruise Lunch
2501 River Drive, Moline
Noon-2 p.m.
Have lunch with your family while cruising the Mississippi River on the Celebration Belle, an 800-passenger paddlewheel boat. Boarding begins at noon. The cruise departs at 12:30 p.m. and returns at 2 p.m.
$25/children (ages 3-10)
Registration is required.

Fryxell Geology Museum Hours 
Swenson Hall of Geosciences
1-4 p.m.
Free admission

Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall
9 p.m.

For more information, contact Kelly Read '02 Noack at 309-794-7474 or