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Why should I attend a Summer Visit Day?

Summer is a time for relaxation and enjoyment but also a time of planning for the future. One of the best ways to prepare for the important college selection is through campus tours.

Grant Carkner
Grant Carkner
July 10, 2024

How to connect your majors

Passionate about two majors and can't decide? You should consider a double major! 

Hana Bui
Hana Bui
May 13, 2024

Club volleyball represents community and hard work

In early March, the Augustana’s men’s club volleyball team competed in a tournament in Springfield, Mo. Many volleyball organizations traveled far and wide to prove their skills against fierce competition.

Enzo Daleno
Vincenzo Daleno
April 3, 2024

My love letter to Augustana College

Growing up in the Quad Cities, I used to drive past Augustana College a lot. Back then, I never thought I’d get the chance to actually go to school there. I had a bunch of doubts about myself, my family’s money situation, and doubted I would fit in. 

Johana Gonzalez
Johana Gonzalez
March 19, 2024

You’ve been accepted! Now what?

Congratulations, you’re ready to make it official! You are confident and ready to choose Augustana — now what?

 

Lauren Clarke
Lauren Clarke
March 7, 2024

Why I chose Augustana College

From the first day I visited, I knew Augustana was the school for me. I visited Augustana  in November 2022 and as soon as I arrived, I felt welcomed. During my college decision-making process, what really stood out to me was how great my campus tour was.

Adele Eberhardt
Adele Eberhardt
February 9, 2024

Why I chose Augustana College

From the first day I visited, I knew Augustana was the school for me. I visited Augustana  in November 2022 and as soon as I arrived, I felt welcomed. During my college decision-making process, what really stood out to me was how great my campus tour was.

Adele Eberhardt
Adele Eberhardt
February 5, 2024

Why I love being part of a cultural community

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) is one of several Asian organizations we have on campus at Augustana. Our organization allows for the celebration and awareness of Vietnamese culture through the leadership of current students, such as myself and others. 

 

Hana Bui
Hana Bui
January 15, 2024

Cultural Market Excursion

I think food is the best way to connect people, as food possesses the ability to transcend language barriers, becoming the universal language of love.

Hoang Trieu
Hoang Trieu
December 12, 2023

The 'liberal arts' and the benefits of a liberal arts college

I love the question "What can a liberal arts college offer my student?”

It’s a great question because parents love the answer: liberal arts colleges provide the learning experiences that produce well-rounded, deeply skilled citizens ready for success in their chosen career while making meaning of life. 

Kent Barnds
Kent Barnds
December 5, 2023

Holiday traditions at Augustana College

From the mesmerizing glow of the tree-lighting ceremony to the harmonious melodies of Christmas at Augustana, each tradition adds a unique touch to the season. Here are a few of our favorites: 

 

Tobi Matter
Tobi Matter
December 1, 2023

Why we think Augustana is the perfect size

Choosing the right college is a significant decision, one that sets the stage for your academic journey and personal growth. Among the many factors to consider, the size of a campus can play a pivotal role in shaping your college experience.

Brett Kuras
Brett Kuras
October 3, 2023

College student perspective: What is uniquely QC

This summer, I set out to experience things in the Quad Cities. As an incoming senior with a summer internship at Visit Quad Cities, I took it upon myself to get out and see what’s going on in the place where I live. 

Jenny Dunder
Jenny Dunder
September 8, 2023

What to expect your first year at Augustana

A new environment can bring new challenges, but also positive experiences. Here are some things I wish I knew before I came to Augustana College, and how you can prepare yourself before you arrive. 

Brett Kuras
Brett Kuras
July 27, 2023