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Black Hawk and Augustana head back to school, together

Through a new agreement, students applying to Black Hawk with the intention of completing an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree may apply to Augustana at the same time.

Class Notes July-August 2021

Catch up on all latest news from alumni!

Mississippi Bend Players offering virtual encores

The Mississippi Bend Players will offer a virtual encore of two shows from its summer season in July and August.

Twins Zach and Blake Benn pose for a photo in letterman's jackets.

4 sets of twins and 9 Josephs: meet the Class of 2025

The newest class of Vikings has some impressive stats, and popular names. 

Augustana Esports

Augustana launches esports; first all-gender varsity team

Augustana College will add varsity esports to its sports lineup, launching in the fall of 2022.


College to offer ‘income insurance’ for new transfers

Augustana College is the first in the nation to partner with Degree Insurance and offer “income insurance” for new students who transfer to Augustana.

Chris Coder

Grads take trips together every year — for 40-plus years

Lifelong friendships are a thing at Augustana. These 1970s grads have taken an outdoor adventure together at least once every year for more than 40 years — and they still like each other!

College updates COVID-19 policies for fall semester

Augustana College will lift COVID-19 restrictions for fully vaccinated people on campus for the fall semester. 

Augustana scores high in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education has recognized Augustana College for its campus-wide diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Quad in summer

Anonymous donor surprises 26 students

An anonymous donor has helped pay all or part of the tuition and fees of 26 Augustana College students.

Augustana supports program for international student employment

Augustana College has joined other institutions in support of a federal program that allows international students to work here and extend their student visas. 

Accounting interview day

How Augie grads win the ‘Super Bowl’ of accounting internships

Augustana accounting majors set the standard at the GASB and FASB.


New B.S. in engineering a response to rising student interest

Augustana will offer a Bachelor of Science in engineering beginning this fall, with tracks in mechanical, civil, and environmental and sustainability engineering.

Augustana joins COVID-19 College Challenge

Augustana College has joined more than 340 colleges and universities in the COVID-19 College Challenge, a White House initiative to get 70% of the adult population vaccinated by July 4.

Viking Club Golf Outing returns Sept. 18

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 10th annual Augustana Viking Club Golf Outing is planned for Sept. 18 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Career outcomesstats

Of those who responded to the survey. Source: Institutional Research at Augustana; CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at Augustana

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