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Visiting Augustana

We are so glad you are interested in visiting Augustana College. This spring, as a precaution against the COVID-19 outbreak, we are canceling previously scheduled spring admissions visit events on campus and in Chicagoland.

But that doesn't mean you can't experience campus! Check out the new Virtual Viking Visit page for a snapshot of the Augustana visit experience or register for one of our new online sessions.

Sign up for an online info session

These sessions will include information about Augustana's mission and values, life on campus, career development & study abroad, our location and admissions and financial aid.

Sign up for an online counselor session

There is a lot to know about the college search process, and we want to make sure you have all the information you need if you can't visit campus. These sessions are open to admitted seniors and any high school aged student (parents can also join)!

Sign up for an ambassador call

Connect with a current Augustana student to learn more about life on campus. 

Check out some commonly asked questions below. We'll be updating our questions and answers daily, so thank you for your patience.

Common Questions & Answers

I am admitted to Augustana and really want to visit campus (or visit again) before making my final college choice. What should I do? Though it can’t match experiencing this place in person, check out this Virtual Viking Visit page. Our commitment date is now June 1 instead of May 1, so if you want to set foot on campus before choosing Augustana, you have an additional month to make that happen. Check back here for updates! 

I understand that group visits are canceled this spring, but can I still visit campus by myself or with my family? At this time, all campus visits are canceled. Please take advantage of our virtual offerings that can be found at the top of this page. Check back for updates as this information may change.

How can I still get the $4,000 Campus Visit Grant if I cannot visit campus due to COVID-19? Because Augustana’s commitment date is now June 1 instead of May 1, you have more time to make an official admissions visit and benefit from this $4,000 grant. Check back here for updates!

Can I still get a $475 travel reimbursement if I want to visit campus and I live outside Illinois? We have extended this deadline to June 1. When visits resume, we encourage you to schedule a visit and utilize this one-time reimbursement.

I know a student who lives in the Quad Cities or who is an international student on campus. Can I stay with them and ask them to show me around? Very few students are on campus, and with the governor’s shelter-in-place order, almost all employees are working from home until at least April 7. Your safety is our priority: Please stay home and stay safe.
I was getting excited about It Begins with A on April 18. Now what? While we are not offering It Begins with A on campus this April, stay tuned for an exciting virtual option to connect with the Augustana community!
I am thinking of transferring to Augustana and wanted to check out campus during a Transfer Friday. Now what? We’re no longer hosting these group visit events, but please contact Bonnie Jessee, our transfer admissions coordinator, and she will discuss other options with you personally.

You can expect frequent updates here and on Augustana’s homepage, so check back often. You also will receive email updates, from the college or from your Augustana admissions counselor, and can expect to have your questions answered. It’s all part of what you can expect from your admissions team

If you have additional questions, please call Anna Castro, manager of campus visit experience, at 309-794-7201. 

michele hill

Michele Hill '18

"While Augustana wasn’t where I intended on going, I fell in love with the beauty of the campus. I was also impressed by the passion, kindness and care that was shown by the faculty."