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Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes – the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – are adjacent to Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away. Convenient bus routes run by the campus, and two Hiawatha Line light rail stations are just blocks away.
Learn more about travelling to Augsburg using the Metro Transit system by visiting www.metrotransit.org.
Take the Washington Avenue exit. Turn left onto Washington Avenue, merge right onto Cedar Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, and then turn right at 22nd Avenue South.
Take 25th Avenue exit, turn left at 25th Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
Take Riverside exit, turn right at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
Follow the I-94 St. Paul signs (move to right lane after each of two merges). Take 25th Avenue exit and turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
Welcome! You have made a great decision in choosing to live in on campus at Augsburg College. You will find endless opportunities here that will enhance your overall college life. The Department of Residence Life strives to provide affordable, yet comfortable, responsible, resourceful and respectful communities for all our residents. To help explore what our communities have to offer, we have created this newsletter to provide you with some general information about living in our communities.
You are at a time in your college life where you would need to make challenging decisions about your academics and future career. The residential communities here at Augsburg offer a comfortable atmosphere to enable you focus on all your dreams. You will meet other students that may share in your goals and beliefs and help you make real connections both at Augsburg and beyond.
We have a very dedicated group of professional and student staff who are here to help facilitate the peer to peer interactions that enhance your college life. You will be living in a community where your peers have varied interests and needs. We encourage you to take advantage of this diversity and also share with the rest of your community any talents and contributions that will benefit the rest of your peers. We have a diverse team with a common goal of making your experience here at Augsburg a memorable one. Be sure to get to know the student staff members in your community – Resident Advisors, Residential Executive Coordinators, and Residential Facilities Coordinators. These peers have already experienced most of the challenges you now face and can be great resources as you navigate through your college life. Your Residence Hall Director also has the experience, training and skill to advise you as you encounter difficult situations. Be sure to utilize them.
Should you need to come onto campus before your scheduled date, please notify us via this link: http://augsburg.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_02gDcIlFlzbK5Q9
Welcome to Augsburg College and to the residence halls. We look forward to meeting each of you and wish you much success here at Augsburg College!
Anderson Hall offers a unique living experience for students at Augsburg College by providing a variety of on-campus living opportunities, such as:
Students individualize their own apartments and townhouses with common area furnishings.
Luther Hall includes studios, two bedroom, and four bedroom apartments. Participation in the meal plan is optional. Students individualize their own apartments with common area furnishings. Department of Residence Life staff create educational opportunities for the community members to learn transitional and life skills.
Mortensen Hall is named after Gerda Mortensen, who was the long time Dean of Women at Augsburg College. This residence hall offers apartment style housing for students. At 15 stories tall, it is the tallest building on campus. The 13 residental floors have eight apartments on each floor with an even mix of one and two bedroom living styles. Resident Advisors, one living on each floor, provide leadership for each floor and organize social and educational programs, floor meetings, and help develop strong community.
Check out this video walk-through of a Mortensen 2-bedroom apartment.
Oren Gateway Center is a multi-purpose building of 118,000 square feet of living, working, studying, eating, and meeting space, and was designed by BWBR Architects in St. Paul (who also designed Lindell Library). Oren Gateway is Augsburg’s “front door”—a 180-degree realignment from the early 1900s when Old Main welcomed a neighborhood from which it was later separated with the construction of Interstate 94. Oren Gateway residential spaces provide trendy flats/condo housing for 106 students with underground parking.
The building design has been carried out in conjunction with energy efficiency and environmental responsibility from the beginning. Work with an energy consulting group has helped the building meet strict State of Minnesota energy standards. On the outside, with bio-retention in mind, its landscaping design captures and filters much of the storm sewer run-off.
The residential portion of Oren Gateway is a place free of alcohol and illegal drugs. Oren Gateway residents and their guests may not use or possess alcohol or illegal drugs while in Oren Gateway. If an Oren Gateway resident or guest chooses to use such substances outside of Oren Gateway, the results of that choice may not have a negative impact on the residents or property upon return to Oren Gateway. Residents and their guests may not cause a disruption in Oren Gateway because they used substances elsewhere. Violation of this policy may result in reassignment to other available college housing outside of Oren Gateway.
The StepUP Program at Augsburg College strives to help students champion lives of recovery, achieve academic success, and thrive in a community of accountability and support.
StepUP students, sign up for housing here.
Urness Hall is a nine-story hall overlooking the city of Minneapolis, housing 310 first-year residents. Each floor of Urness Hall has 18 rooms, a common lounge, and a community bathroom.
Residence Life also provides housing accommodations to students who are working with the CLASS office.