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Augustana Strong: Safely opening this fall

Fred Kurt

Fred Kurt, director of 用餐 Services, talks about changes for fall semester.

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Augustana College classes are set to begin on campus Aug. 31, 2020.

Comprehensive plans for a safe reopening are being developed by the Augustana Strong Task Force.

Students, faculty 和 staff are asked to check their email for updates from the college. Official updates will come from

General information about fall classes

Here are details about distance learning options, how classes will operate, 和 answers to common questions.

Make a virtual appointment

Virtual appointments now are available at many campus offices. When possible, students 和 families should use this service instead of going into offices in person.

COVID-19 related new policies 和 policy changes

Distance learning for fall semester 2020

Refund policy


academic calendar has been revised. Students now have the option not to return to campus after Thanksgiving.

Classes will be held on Labor Day, Sept. 7.

该 college will hold classes the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 25.

该 week after Thanksgiving (Nov. 30-Dec. 4) will be a study week for students in semester-long courses.

All classes will meet online only the week after Thanksgiving. Finals (Dec. 7-11) can be completed from a distance.


Navigating campus: Students, faculty and visitors on campus for the fall 2020 semester will see directions and signs on how to keep a safe distance indoors 和 out.

毕业 for the classes of 2020 和 2021 will be held May 23, 2021.

Augustana Convenient Care will open Aug. 31 in Baldur House near the Gerber Center. 

Information for visitors

• Masks are required in all common areas of campus.

• All visitors 和 employees  on campus are required to participate in a daily screening. 访问 the Office of Public Safety in Sorensen Hall for an in-person screening, unless otherwise directed.

• Most buildings will remain closed until Aug. 1.

• Outside visitors will not be allowed in residence halls during the fall semester with the exception of move-in 和 move-out day. 


该 college will not automatically send a campus notice if a student or employee is diagnosed with COVID-19.

Augustana will provide information as required by legal and health authorities, and will work closely with the Rock Isl和 County Health Department..