New student fall checklist
This checklist will help you take all the necessary steps to get ready to attend Augustana in the fall.
These items apply to all incoming first-year and transfer students as noted.
✈ International students have a few additional tasks.
❑ Notify other colleges of your decision to attend Augustana.
❑ Join the Facebook student group for the Augustana College Class of 2025.
❑ Check out our Augustana Bound Instagram.
❑ Parents or guardians, join the Augustana College Parents on Facebook.
Orientation and registration
❑ Complete the steps required for Orientation and Registration. You’ll need your student ID number, provided to you in an email from Admissions.
❑ Continue to watch your email and the Orientation page for more information about your next steps for the spring and summer.
❑ To prepare for your next steps, see the links below to learn more about the classes you’ll take during your first semester and year:
First-year classes (not for transfer students)
❑ Do not drop courses on Arches after you are registered for the fall semester. If changes are necessary, your advisor will help you make them when you meet during Welcome Week.
Housing, dining and parking
❑ Learn about the Residential Learning Experience and how to apply (more info to come in April). (not for Honors or transfer students)
❑ Submit your housing application online starting April 1 at housing.augustana.edu.
❑ Pay housing deposit by June 30.
✈ If you are an international student and cannot pay online with a card, use Flywire to wire the payment.
❑ For special accommodations in housing, submit your housing application, request for accommodations and medical documentation by the priority deadline of June 30.
❑ You will choose a meal plan at the same time as you sign up for housing. (You can change your meal plan, if needed, after you get to campus.)
❑ You will receive more information about parking after you receive your housing assignment in mid-July.
❑ Attend the Residential Life Open House to see your room and possibly meet your roommate(s). Details about this event will be shared later this summer.
❑ Submit a passport-style photo for your official Augustana ID Card.
❑ Request final, official transcripts from high schools and colleges attended, due July 1.
Augustana will accept hard-copy transcripts mailed directly to Admissions from the sending institution or sent through Scrip-Safe or National Student Clearinghouse. See information about transcripts.
❑ Submit your immunization records online by July 1. (The immunization submission process will open on May 3, 2021.)
❑ Submit requests for special accommodations in the classroom, if needed.
❑ Complete Safety and Well-being Modules prior to your arrival on campus. Details will be provided to students through their Augustana email accounts.
❑ Complete the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training. Watch your email for details.
❑ Sign and return your Financial Aid Award notification either accepting or rejecting each award.
❑ If requested, submit all forms and documents to the Office of Financial Aid to complete the federal verification process.
❑ Notify the Office of Financial Aid of all outside awards you have received by sending a copy of your notification letter from the organization.
❑ If you are eligible and plan to borrow a Federal Direct Loan, and have not already done so, complete the Loan Agreement for Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN), Loan Entrance Counseling and the annual Student Loan Acknowledgement.
These three documents can be completed at studentaid.gov. Instructions were included in your award notification labeled "Federal Direct Loan." Additional instructions also will be mailed in late May.
❑ Athletes (in NCAA sports) must complete the Student Athlete Sports Medicine form by Aug. 1.
❑ Fall sports student-athletes should confirm move-in dates with their head coaches. Fall sports include men's and women's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and women's volleyball.
❑ Order your textbooks online before Welcome Week or buy them in the Augustana Bookstore during Welcome Week.
❑ Bring the following items when you arrive on campus in the fall:
- Three employment documents
- The following to validate the above I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form:
- A valid, unexpired passport OR
- A valid, unexpired driver's license or State photo ID and one of the following:
- Your original Social Security Card
- Your original or certified copy of your birth certificate
- Other acceptable documents to validate the I-9 (if you do not have the items detailed to validate the I-9)
❑ The PACE Multicultural Mentorship Program begins Sunday, Aug. 22.
❑ International Student Orientation dates will be released in May.
❑ Other students move in Aug. 26.
❑ Attend Welcome Week from Thursday, Aug. 26-Sunday, Aug. 29.
❑ Pick up your Welcome Week folder any time from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Gerber Center, Gävle rooms.
❑ First-year students should complete the Augie Reads assignment before classes start on Monday, Aug. 30.(not required for transfer students)