The Augustana Alumni Association is made up of more than 30,000 alumni who live in all 50 states and 38 different countries.
More than 4,000 Augustana graduates have chosen to stay in Sioux Falls with another 3,500 making their home in South Dakota. Our second largest population of alumni is in the greater Twin Cities area with more than 3,000 graduates.
Alumni Council — Members of the Augustana Alumni Council serve as the voice of the alumni. Among other things, council members assist with Viking Days and other events, select alumni award recipients, and advise the Alumni Office on various issues. Members of the Alumni Council are volunteers who are selected to serve three-year terms. The Council meets on campus during Viking Days and in the spring.
GOLD Advisory Council — The Augustana GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Advisory Council
exists to advise and support Augustana on ways to encourage, develop,
grow, and sustain involvement and participation from young alumni. As the voice of Augustana's young alumni, council members advise the
Augustana Office of Alumni Relations on event, promotional and
philanthropic ideas, as well as other areas that are of concern to their
peers. The GOLD Advisory Council consists of graduates from the last 10 years
and meets on campus twice a year, usually in April and October.
The Augustana magazine — Published three times per year,The Augustana is designed to inform alumni, parents and friends of Augustana University of what is happening on campus and the impact alumni are making around the globe. As long as we have a current address for you, you will receive The Augustana magazine. Keep in touch with Augustana by visiting Augielink to update your address, share information about your family, your career and accomplishments.
Class Letters — Class letters are sent once or twice per year by your class agent(s). The letters are a way for your classmates to keep in touch with one another. The letters will include some information that won't necessarily be printed in The Augustana. Keep in touch with your class agent(s) and the Alumni Office so we know where you are and what you are doing!
Alumni E-News — Monthly, or as needed, we send a short e-mail newsletter to alumni informing you of what is going on at Augustana or to share other pertinent information about Viking Days or other events. Make sure to always keep your email address up to date so that you can receive the latest information from your alma mater. When you log in, you can manage all of your email subscriptions so you hear from Augustana in the ways you want.
Viking Days is held each fall. Each year several classes celebrate reunions. Viking Days includes the parade, football game, and worship, and also the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet, the Alumni Achievement Awards, and more. Whether you're having a reunion or not, we encourage you to come to Viking Days and come back to campus when you can.
Alumni Events — Various alumni events are held throughout the United States. When we're in your area, we encourage you to join us. We also encourage you to attend Augustana music events when we tour in your area. We'll keep you informed of these events through the mail, email announcements, and in The Augustana. We also list specific alumni events on this website.
Horizon Award and Alumni Achievement Awards — These awards are given to recognize the significant achievements of our graduates. Nominations are accepted each year for review.