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Family Weekend

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

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

Please register and purchase tickets for events by Sept. 12. Those registering by Aug. 15 will receive a 10-percent discount.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Registration and check-in
Brunner Theatre Center Lobby, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Please pick up your registration packet first when you arrive on campus. Your packet will include your event tickets, a campus map and an Augustana Parent can coolie for each pre-registered adult.

President's welcome and outdoor brunch
Brunner Theatre Center, 9-10:30 a.m.
Please join us for the opening welcome from President Steve Bahls and meet Dr. Monica Smith, Augustana's vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, and Dr. Wes Brooks, vice president and dean of student life. Following the welcome and Q&A session, enjoy brunch on the patio.

Fryxell Geology Museum
Swenson Hall of Geosciences, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visitors to the Fryxell Geology Museum will see a complete skeleton of a Platecarpus "sea serpent" and skulls of Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex, and much more.

Augustana Bookstore
Brunner Theatre Center, lower level: open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

High school students: Welcome to Augustana!
Olin Auditorium, 10:30-11 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 questions.

Augustana Teaching Museum of Art tour
Centennial Hall, 10:45-11:15 a.m.
Please join us for a tour of the art museum.

CORE open house
Olin Center, first floor, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meet members of the CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration) team and learn about the many opportunities available to your student. Provost Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dr. Jayne Rose and Dr. Gillian Lederman will be available to answer questions regarding the transition to semesters.

Lunch at The Gerber Center
The Gerber Center or on your own off campus, noon-1:30 p.m.

Choral concert
Centennial Hall, 1-2 p.m.
This concert will provide a brief taste of three of our performing ensembles — the Augustana Choir, Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble and Augustana Concert Chorale. Free and open to the public.

President's 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.  

Pre-game picnic
Tent on the Quad, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Join us for a hearty picnic dinner before the football game.

Football: Augustana Vikings vs. Illinois Wesleyan
Lindberg Stadium, 6 p.m. 

Family show – Comedian and magician Derek Hughes
Centennial Hall, 8 p.m.
Derek Hughes was a finalist on season 10 of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and has performed on MTV, VH1 and Comedy Central. His show combines family-friendly stand-up comedy with magic.

Sunday, Sept. 23 

Outdoor ecumenical worship
On the Quad, near Denkmann Memorial Building; 10:30 a.m. (rain location: Ascension Chapel)
College Chaplain Richard Priggie '74 leads an outdoor service open to all.

Celebration Belle river cruise and lunch
2501 River Drive, Noon to 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.

Catholic Mass
Ascension Chapel, Founders Hall; 1 p.m.

Fryxell Geology Museum
Swenson Hall of Geosciences, open 1-4 p.m.
Visitors to the Fryxell Geology Museum will see a complete skeleton of a Platecarpus "sea serpent" and skulls of Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex, and much more.

For more information about Family Weekend, contact Kelly Read '02 Noack at 309-794-7474 or kellynoack@augustana.edu.