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Homecoming Oct. 1-3, 2021

Augustana plans to celebrate an in-person Homecoming on Oct. 1-3, 2021. Planning is dependent upon Illinois and Augustana COVID-19 guidelines, regulations and recommendations at the time of the event. Events are subject to change and cancellation.

Please note: Out of an abundance of caution for our students and campus community, Augustana is moving reunion events for the classes of '76, '75, '71, '70, '66, '65, '61, '60, '55 and '56 to the spring of 2022. Please watch your email for additional information in the coming weeks.

Questions? Contact Kelly Read '02 Noack at kellynoack@augustana.edu or 309-794-7474.  

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

The ticketing process has been streamlined this year. You no longer need to pick up a registration packet or hold onto paper tickets for events. All registrations will be completed online; you will have access to your registered events on your cell phone.  

Registration is open. If you prefer not to register online, you may complete your registration by phone at 309-794-7589. The deadline for phone reservations is Sept. 22. All times and locations are subject to change.  

Homecoming FAQs

Friday, Oct. 1

10 a.m.  Omicron Sigma Omicron 100th reunion golf outing — POSTPONED*
Indian Bluff Golf Course, 6200 78th Ave, Milan, Ill. 
Snacks at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. Golf begins with a shotgun start at noon. 
Cost for lunch and golf is $90 ($80 for golf only or $20 for lunch only). OZO polo shirt and cap available for order.
Registration is required.
* This golf outing has been postponed until October 2022. However, for those OZO members still interested in playing golf on Oct. 1, contact ericsandbergtlc@hotmail.com.

4:30 p.m. Udden Geology Club Homecoming Lecture
John Deere Lecture Hall or Google Meet
Matt Harrington '19 will chronicle his adventurous Scientists-in-the-Parks position in the Alaskan National Parklands.

6 p.m.  OZO 100th reunion cocktail hour — POSTPONED until October 2022
Isle Casino, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, Iowa (St. Croix Room)
There will be a cash bar at this post-golf event.
No registration necessary.

7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Twilight tours
Group 1: Depart from Quad-side of Old Main at 7 p.m., end at Ken Anderson AAA Club at 8 p.m.
Group 2: Depart from Ouad-side of Old Main at 7:30 p.m., end at Ken Anderson AAA Club at 8:30 p.m.
Registration required.

8-11 p.m.  All-alumni reunion
Patio of the Ken Anderson Academic All-American Club, Knowlton Athletic Complex 
Open to all alumni! Food from La Flama Mexican and beverages from Bent River Brewery will be available for purchase. Outdoor event.
No charge; registration requested.

Saturday, Oct. 2

9:30-10:30 a.m.  Campus building tour with Sam Schlouch ’10, assistant vice president of institutional advancement and director of planned giving
This tour begins at Centennial Circle.
There is no cost for the tour, but registration is required as tours fill up quickly.

10-11 a.m.  Alumni Association awards program
Centennial Hall
Join us for the presentation of the 2020 and 2021 alumni awards.
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2020 – Jerry Jones ‘91
    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021 – Darrell Owens ‘90
    Finest Under Forty 2020 – Justin List ‘02
    Finest Under Forty 2021 – Johanna Schnitzler ‘14
    Honorary Alumnus 2020 – Grey Giovanine
    Honorary Alumnus 2021 – Ryan McCallum, Salvador Castaneda (posthumously)
    Outstanding Achievement 2020 – Nancy Anderson ’70 Hamming
    Outstanding Achievement 2021 – Charles Hughes ‘73
    Richard A. Swanson Humanitarian Award 2020 – Justin Hansen ‘04
    Richard A. Swanson Humanitarian Award 2021 – Nelly Cheboi ‘16
    Viking Vocation 2020 – Mark Johnson ‘91
    Viking Vocation 2021 – Dale Owen ’99 (posthumously) and Ascentra Credit Union
Registration required.

10 am.-1 p.m. Fryxell Geology Museum open
Swenson Hall of Geosciences (no admission)

10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Augustana Bookstore open
Brunner Theatre Center (lower level)

10 a.m.  OZO 100th reunion group picture — POSTPONED until October 2022
Front steps of Old Main 
Registration is required only if you plan to purchase the photo; the cost is $15 for a copy of the photo, which will be emailed to you.

10-11:30 a.m.  Choir alumni reunion
Anderson Pavilion
Choir alumni are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast, singing and conversation.
Registration requested.

10-11:30 a.m.  Symphonic Band alumni reunion
Ensemble Rehearsal Room, Bergendoff Hall
Symphonic Band alumni are invited to enjoy a continental breakfast and conversation.
Registration requested.

11 a.m.-noon  Historical walking tour with Kai Swanson ’86, special assistant to the president
Begin at Centennial Circle.
There is no cost for the tour, but registration is required as tours fill up quickly.

10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Lunch
The Gerber Center Dining Center, 5th floor
Dine in or take a to-go lunch.
Cost $12; pay at the Dining Center.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Friends of Music homecoming concert
Anderson Pavilion
Grab a to-go lunch from The Gerber Center and head over to the Anderson Pavilion to listen to Augustana's music ensembles, including the Chamber Choir, Jazz Band, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and the Low Brass Ensemble.
No registration necessary.

Noon-2 p.m.  Class of 2020 and 2021 block party
Founders Courtyard
Classes of 2020 and 2021, this one’s for you! Join the GOLD Council for complimentary food and beverage to recognize your hard work and resilience during the pandemic.
Registration required.

1 p.m.  Vikings football: Augustana vs. North Park
Lindberg Stadium
Tickets may be purchased at the gate. Students receive free entry with their ID.  

1 and 3:30 p.m. Vikings soccer vs. Millikin
Women's game at 1 p.m.; men's at 3:30 p.m.
Thorsen-Lucken Field. Free.

6 p.m.  OZO 100th reunion reception and dinner — POSTPONED until October 2022
Isle Casino, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, Iowa
The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.  Alumni and actives are encouraged to bring OZO memorabilia to display.  
Cost $50; registration required.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Noon  Worship with Pastor Melinda Pupillo
On the Quad near the Slough
No registration necessary.

Hotels

Radisson on John Deere Commons

1415 River Drive, Moline, Ill., 61265; 309-764-1000

Holiday Inn

226 17th St., Rock Island, Ill., 61201; 309-794-1212

Hyatt Place, East Moline

111 Bend Blvd., East Moline, Ill., 61244; 309-755-6000

Element Moline

316 12th St., Moline, Ill., 61265; 309-517-1659