Campus Closed on Wednesday June 19

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

On Wednesday, June 19, all non-residential buildings will be closed for the Juneteenth holiday, and will not be accessible by card access (fobs) with the exception of Christensen Center (due to ongoing construction in the Commons) and Melby/Kennedy.

If you know you will need access to a building on June 19, please email publicsafety@augsburg.edu with the building you will need to access, and the reason for accessing the building by noon on Tuesday, June 18. If you have an urgent need to access a building on June 19, please call Public Safety at (612) 330-1717 to request access; again, please provide the building you need to access, and the reason for accessing the building.

If you have any questions about accessing buildings on University observed holidays, please email the Department of Public Safety at publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

Restrooms Closed on Main Level of Christensen Center – Tuesday/Wednesday

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

On Tuesday, June 18 — AFTER breakfast is served to SOAR and camp participants — the restrooms on the main level of Christensen Center will be closed through Wednesday, June 19.

Adolfson & Peterson, the construction company doing the renovation work in the Dining Commons, needs to access the plumbing in the main level rest rooms for the Dining Commons project.

As a reminder, the stairway between the main level and the upper level of Christensen Center is closed for the renovation. Please use the elevator or stairwell on the south end of the building to get to the upper level.

Steam Shutdown June 28–July 2 Will Affect Hot Water on Campus

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Our steam provider, Cordia, will shut down Augsburg’s steam system for much of campus starting Friday evening, June 28, and lasting approximately through Tuesday, June 2.

This work is necessary to connect a new steam pipe, which will eliminate the condensate leak along Riverside Avenue. The shutdown will also provide an opportunity for water heater repairs and steam valve replacements on campus. During this time, hot water will not be available across much of campus. Dehumidification may also be affected in some buildings.

The Hagfors Center, Luther Hall, Anderson Residence Hall, and Oren Gateway Center will not be affected.

Progress on Dining Commons Remodel: Floor and Wall Preparation

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

Renovation work continues in the Dining Commons this week with preparation for new flooring and framing for a new partial wall that creates spaces for a larger salad bar and for new banquette seating similar to the soft-seating in Oren Gateway Center lobby.

Get photos and more info about the Dining Commons renovation

Summer Camps Start Sunday on Campus

submitted by rjohn@augsburg.edu

The first summer 2024 camps start Sunday and Monday. Wrestling and Minnesota Urban Debate League camps will be the first to arrive. Augsburg also welcomes its first group of incoming students for SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration) on Friday, June 14.

With the Dining Commons closed for renovation, these groups will be served meals on the main level of Christensen Center. This meal service will be available only for camps and pre-arranged groups. For faculty, staff, students, and others, Einstein’s will continue regular summer hours between 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. We also encourage members of campus to explore and support neighborhood restaurants this summer. Learn more from Augsburg Local: https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/programs/augsburg-local/business-profiles/

For more information about the summer dining and the Dining Commons renovation, go to the Facilities blog via the link below.

Facilities blog

Murphy Square Improvement Project Begins This Week

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

This summer, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will undertake a $200,000 project to update Murphy Square, including a more direct east-west crossing.

We have been informed that the Park Board expects fencing to be put up around the perimeter of the park starting this week in preparation for construction to begin in early June. The park will be closed to the public (including the Augsburg community) for the duration of the project.

A reopening date is anticipated in late summer, though there likely will be some usage limitations through the fall.

MPRB Murphy Square Improvements Website

Summer 2024 Dining Updates (A Great Time to Explore Local Restaurants)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Construction is underway this summer to remodel the Dining Commons. The Commons will be closed until mid-August for the project.

Updates include remodeling the serving area to create more space for food service, construction of a designated station where pork is served, new furniture, changes to the beverage service area, and new flooring, ceiling, and window shades.

During the summer, camps and conferences will use the main level of Christensen Center for food service and dining. Outdoor seating will also be available, as weather permits. Regular food service will not be available for faculty and staff; Dining Services will only accommodate camps and pre-arranged groups.

Einstein’s will continue regular summer hours between 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. We encourage faculty and staff to explore and support neighborhood restaurants this summer. Learn more from Augsburg Local: https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/programs/augsburg-local/business-profiles/

Facilities blog

Murphy Square Improvement Project Begins Today

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

This summer, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will undertake a $200,000 project to update Murphy Square, including a more direct east-west crossing.

We have been informed that the Park Board expects fencing to be put up around the perimeter of the park starting today, May 30, in preparation for construction to begin in early June. The park will be closed to the public (including the Augsburg community) for the duration of the project.

A reopening date is anticipated in late summer, though there likely will be some usage limitations through the fall.

MPRB Murphy Square Improvements Website

Summer 2024 Dining Updates

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Construction is underway this summer to remodel the Dining Commons. The Commons will be closed until mid-August for the project.

Updates include remodeling the serving area to create more space for food service, construction of a designated station where pork is served, new furniture, changes to the beverage service area, and new flooring, ceiling, and window shades.

During the summer, camps and conferences will use the main level of Christensen Center for food service and dining. Outdoor seating will also be available, as weather permits. Regular food service will not be available for faculty and staff; Dining Services will only accommodate camps and pre-arranged groups.

Einstein’s will continue regular summer hours between 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. We encourage faculty and staff to explore and support neighborhood restaurants this summer. Learn more from Augsburg Local: https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/programs/augsburg-local/business-profiles/

Facilities blog

Summer 2024 Dining Updates (Where Can I Have Lunch This Summer?)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Construction is underway this summer to remodel the Dining Commons. The Commons will be closed until mid-August for the project.

Updates include remodeling the serving area to create more space for food service, construction of a designated station where pork is served, new furniture, changes to the beverage service area, and new flooring, ceiling, and window shades.

During the summer, camps and conferences will use the main level of Christensen Center for food service and dining. Outdoor seating will also be available, as weather permits. Regular food service will not be available for faculty and staff; Dining Services will only accommodate camps and pre-arranged groups. Einstein’s will continue regular summer hours between 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. We encourage faculty and staff to explore and support neighborhood restaurants this summer. Learn more from Augsburg Local: https://www.augsburg.edu/sabo/programs/augsburg-local/business-profiles/

Read more about what’s open during construction on the facilities blog.

Power Outage This Morning

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Xcel Energy has notified us this morning of an electric outage potentially affecting the following buildings on campus:

– Si Melby Hall
– Kennedy Center
– Anderson Music Hall
– Foss Center
– Science Hall
– Sverdrup Hall
– Memorial Hall

Crews are assessing the situation and will provide an update later this morning.

Real-time updates: Xcel Energy electrical outage map

Virtual Classes and Operations Today

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Due to weather and travel conditions today, March 25, 2024, Augsburg is moving all in-person classes and operations to a virtual format, except for essential staff. Students are encouraged to consult their course Moodle site for additional information. If you’re not an essential worker, please work remotely.

The most efficient way to make sure you’re informed when Augsburg cancels in-person classes or makes other changes is to sign up for Augsburg’s Emergency Notification text messages. You can do this (or confirm that you are already registered) by clicking “Emergency Notifications” in the left-hand menu on Inside Augsburg. In addition, when decisions are made to cancel classes or modify operations due to weather, we update the alert banner at the top of augsburg.edu and post an announcement on Inside Augsburg.

Information and hours for specific facilities, services, and events today

Updated Guidance for COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

On March 1, 2024, the CDC released updated respiratory virus guidance in response to the decreasing risk that COVID-19 poses to the population. This updated guidance includes strategies to protect people at highest risk of getting seriously ill and applies to COVID-19 as well as other common viral respiratory illnesses like flu and RSV.

Students, faculty, and staff no longer need to complete the Augsburg self-reporting form following a positive COVID-19 test or exposure. Please follow CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses when you’re sick.

STAY HOME WHEN YOU’RE SICK
Stay home and away from others (including people you live with who are not sick) if you have respiratory virus symptoms that aren’t better explained by another cause, including fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache, among others.

WHEN SYMPTOMS IMPROVE
You can go back to your normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, BOTH are true: your symptoms are getting better overall AND You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication).

TAKE PRECAUTIONS
When you go back to your normal activities, keep in mind that you may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. Take added precautions for the next 5 days, such as wearing a high-quality, well-fitting mask and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors.

Learn more about preventing the spread of respiratory viruses from the CDC.

Riverside Ave Traffic Impacts Due to Steam Line Work

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting this week, our steam provider, Cordia, will replace the steam line below Riverside Ave. The project is expected to take 2–4 weeks with lane closures starting on the south side of Riverside. We do not expect any impacts to heating or hot water on campus, but traffic and sidewalk access along Riverside will be affected by the construction during this period.

Updated Guidance for COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

On March 1, 2024, the CDC released updated respiratory virus guidance in response to the decreasing risk that COVID-19 poses to the population. This updated guidance includes strategies to protect people at highest risk of getting seriously ill and applies to COVID-19 as well as other common viral respiratory illnesses like flu and RSV.

Students, faculty, and staff no longer need to complete the Augsburg self-reporting form following a positive COVID-19 test or exposure. Please follow CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses when you’re sick.

STAY HOME WHEN YOU’RE SICK
Stay home and away from others (including people you live with who are not sick) if you have respiratory virus symptoms that aren’t better explained by another cause, including fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache, among others.

WHEN SYMPTOMS IMPROVE
You can go back to your normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, BOTH are true: your symptoms are getting better overall AND You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication).

TAKE PRECAUTIONS
When you go back to your normal activities, keep in mind that you may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. Take added precautions for the next 5 days, such as wearing a high-quality, well-fitting mask and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors.

Learn more about preventing the spread of respiratory viruses from the CDC.

Riverside Ave Traffic Impacts Due to Steam Line Work

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting this week, our steam provider, Cordia, will replace the steam line below Riverside Ave. The project is expected to take 2–4 weeks with lane closures starting on the south side of Riverside. We do not expect any impacts to heating or hot water on campus, but traffic and sidewalk access along Riverside will be affected by the construction during this period.

Updated Guidance for COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

On March 1, 2024, the CDC released updated respiratory virus guidance in response to the decreasing risk that COVID-19 poses to the population. This updated guidance includes strategies to protect people at highest risk of getting seriously ill and applies to COVID-19 as well as other common viral respiratory illnesses like flu and RSV.

Students, faculty, and staff no longer need to complete the Augsburg self-reporting form following a positive COVID-19 test or exposure. Please follow CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses when you’re sick.

STAY HOME WHEN YOU’RE SICK
Stay home and away from others (including people you live with who are not sick) if you have respiratory virus symptoms that aren’t better explained by another cause, including fever, chills, fatigue, cough, runny nose, and headache, among others.

WHEN SYMPTOMS IMPROVE
You can go back to your normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, BOTH are true: your symptoms are getting better overall AND You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication).

TAKE PRECAUTIONS
When you go back to your normal activities, keep in mind that you may still be able to spread the virus that made you sick, even if you are feeling better. Take added precautions for the next 5 days, such as wearing a high-quality, well-fitting mask and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors.

Learn more about preventing the spread of respiratory viruses from the CDC.

Riverside Ave Traffic Impacts Due to Steam Line Work

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Starting Monday, March 18, our steam provider, Cordia, will replace the steam line below Riverside Ave. The project is expected to take 2–4 weeks with lane closures starting on the south side of Riverside. We do not expect any impacts to heating or hot water on campus, but traffic and sidewalk access along Riverside will be affected by the construction during this period.

Parking Impacts Today (Lot L)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Due to the large number of external guests expected for the Interfaith Symposium today, parking may be more limited than usual on campus during the midday hours. Symposium guests will park in Lot L or seek street parking. Please allow extra time to find parking, or consider an alternate means of transportation to campus if this is an option for you. We appreciate your patience and flexibility!

Thursday Parking Impacts (Lot L)

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Due to the large number of external guests expected for the Interfaith Symposium on Thursday, March 7, parking may be more limited than usual on campus during the midday hours. Symposium guests will park in Lot L or seek street parking. Please allow extra time to find parking on Thursday, or consider an alternate means of transportation to campus if this is an option for you. We appreciate your patience and flexibility!

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Need to Know When Elevators Are Down? Opt In Here

submitted by escobarr@augsburg.edu

Recently a task force represented by Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, CLASS Disability Services, Facilities Management, Public Safety, Marketing and Communication, and Residential Life developed a more streamlined process for communicating to the campus community when an elevator isn’t working normally.

As part of this new process, a new opt-in listserv will offer timely information and updates about elevator status around campus, including when normal service resumes after an elevator has been out of order. If this information would help you avoid disruptions and navigate campus more easily, please subscribe at the link below.

Subscribe to elevator updates:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdy3-S_Dv_r225QL6wYw6wCsh400wS9Reka3gotjsYdl1EPpQ/viewform

Winter Break and Spring Parking Permits

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies,

DPS hopes everyone is having a stress free and successful finals week. We just wanted to announce the parking plans for both winter break and spring semester. If you have already bought a full year permit, you can disregard this message as it doesn’t apply to you.

WINTER BREAK: On December 16, all fall semester passes will expire. If you plan on staying over winter break, you can purchase a winter break permit for $50 through the Inside Augsburg Parking Services tab on December 16. Even first-year resident students will be able to purchase this permit for winter break. The pass will expire on January 15, 2024.

SPRING SEMESTER: Next week Monday (December 18), passes for the Spring 2024 semester will go on sale. Those can be purchased through the Augsburg Parking Services tab. Please note: this will be the first semester that we will no longer be using physical hang tags.

UNDERGROUND PASSES: If you previously purchased a Fall Underground pass, expect an email from DPS asking if you’d like to re-up for Spring Semester. If you were put on the waiting list, you’ll also be receiving an email about how to purchase an underground pass. If we have any additional passes left over in either underground garages, we will announce via email.

The entire DPS team wants to thank everyone for their cooperation and feedback with our new virtual permit system. As always, please make sure that you accurately register your vehicle(s). Even if you’re off by one number or letter, you can be ticketed by the cameras. Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that if you drive more than one vehicle or get a new license plate, you MUST register these vehicles to your parking account. The LPRs (License Plate Reader cameras) won’t recognize another vehicle you drive if you haven’t registered it, regardless of whether you bought a permit or not.

Any questions, please feel free to email parking@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Parking Website

Winter Break and Spring Parking Permits

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Hello Auggies,

DPS hopes everyone is having a stress free and successful finals week. We just wanted to announce the parking plans for both winter break and spring semester. If you have already bought a full year permit, you can disregard this message as it doesn’t apply to you.

WINTER BREAK: On December 16, all fall semester passes will expire. If you plan on staying over winter break, you can purchase a winter break permit for $50 through the Inside Augsburg Parking Services tab on December 16. Even first-year resident students will be able to purchase this permit for winter break. The pass will expire on January 15, 2024.

SPRING SEMESTER: Next week Monday (December 18), passes for the Spring 2024 semester will go on sale. Those can be purchased through the Augsburg Parking Services tab. Please note: this will be the first semester that we will no longer be using physical hang tags.

UNDERGROUND PASSES: If you previously purchased a Fall Underground pass, expect an email from DPS asking if you’d like to re-up for Spring Semester. If you were put on the waiting list, you’ll also be receiving an email about how to purchase an underground pass. If we have any additional passes left over in either underground garages, we will announce via email.

The entire DPS team wants to thank everyone for their cooperation and feedback with our new virtual permit system. As always, please make sure that you accurately register your vehicle(s). Even if you’re off by one number or letter, you can be ticketed by the cameras. Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that if you drive more than one vehicle or get a new license plate, you MUST register these vehicles to your parking account. The LPRs (License Plate Reader cameras) won’t recognize another vehicle you drive if you haven’t registered it, regardless of whether you bought a permit or not.

Any questions, please feel free to email parking@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Parking Website

Winter Break Parking Reminders

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Greetings Auggies,

If you plan on staying on campus over winter break and haven’t bought a parking permit, winter break permits will go on sale on December 16 for $50. Even first-year residents are eligible for this permit. The permit lasts until January 15. If you have already bought a year or fall permit, you can disregard this.

Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that if you drive more than one vehicle or get a new license plate, you MUST register these vehicles to your parking account. The LPRs (License Plate Reader cameras) won’t recognize another vehicle you drive if you haven’t registered it, regardless of whether you bought a permit or not.

We hope everyone has successful finals this week and safe travels home. If you have any parking questions, please contact us at parking@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Parking Website

Winter Break Parking Reminders

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Greetings Auggies,

If you plan on staying on campus over winter break and haven’t bought a parking permit, winter break permits will go on sale on December 16 for $50. Even first-year residents are eligible for this permit. The permit lasts until January 15. If you have already bought a year or fall permit, you can disregard this.

Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that if you drive more than one vehicle or get a new license plate, you MUST register these vehicles to your parking account. The LPRs (License Plate Reader cameras) won’t recognize another vehicle you drive if you haven’t registered it, regardless of whether you bought a permit or not.

We hope everyone has successful finals this week and safe travels home. If you have any parking questions, please contact us at parking@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Parking Website

Winter Break Parking Reminders

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Greetings Auggies,

If you plan on staying on campus over winter break and haven’t bought a parking permit, winter break permits will go on sale on December 16 for $50. Even first-year residents are eligible for this permit. The permit lasts until January 15. If you have already bought a year or fall permit, you can disregard this.

Additionally, we’d like to remind everyone that if you drive more than one vehicle or get a new license plate, you MUST register these vehicles to your parking account. The LPRs (License Plate Reader cameras) won’t recognize another vehicle you drive if you haven’t registered it, regardless of whether you bought a permit or not.

We hope everyone has successful finals this week and safe travels home. If you have any parking questions, please contact us at parking@augsburg.edu.

Augsburg Parking Website

Telephone Issue Today—Alternate Contact for Public Safety

submitted by farrisr@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is experiencing an issue with our telephone system on campus this morning that is preventing incoming calls from going through. We are working with our telecom provider to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

If you need to reach the Department of Public Safety, you may receive a busy signal when calling the main dispatch line (612-330-1717) until the problem is resolved. If this happens and you need to report an emergency or an urgent matter, please hang up and call 612-366-7921 or use the Campus Shield app to contact DPS.

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

Find updates on the IT Status page.

Vehicle Security

submitted by harri@augsburg.edu

Over the past week the Department of Public Safety has witnessed, and/or received reports of people attempting to enter parked vehicles on campus and the adjacent streets. We have increased patrol in these areas and have prevented such incidents by scaring would be offenders away and apprehending one violator on 11-10-23. We strongly encourage vehicle owners to keep any valuables out of sight of anyone walking the streets or lots. Please report any suspicious activity immediately to Dispatch at 612-330-1717 when it is safe to do so.

Hyundai to Provide Free Safety Upgrades in Minneapolis

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

On Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, in cooperation with the Minneapolis Police Department, technicians from Hyundai will be on site in the parking lot of the old K-Mart building at 10 W Lake St. to provide free security upgrades for Hyundai vehicles that have been affected by an issue that leaves them vulnerable to theft.

The event will run each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Visit the Department of Public Safety website for the full details of this event.

Full Event Details

Building Hours for the Election Day Holiday, November 7

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Election day is tomorrow and Augsburg University will be observing a holiday to allow people a chance to get to the polls and vote. Please see below for building hours during the Election Day holiday on November 7.

– Christensen Center (polling location) – Open to the public 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– Lindell Library – Open via fob access 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– Athletic Facilities – Open normal hours via fob access, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
– All other academic buildings – closed
– Residence halls – normal operations

Normal building hours will resume on Wednesday, November 8. Please call the Department of Public Safety at (612) 330-1717, or email publicsafety@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

Building Hours for the Election Day Holiday, November 7

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Election day is quickly approaching and Augsburg University will be observing a holiday to allow people a chance to get to the polls and vote. Please see below for building hours during the Election Day holiday on November 7.

– Christensen Center (polling location) – Open to the public 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
– Lindell Library – Open via fob access 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
– Athletic Facilities – Open normal hours via fob access, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
– All other academic buildings – closed
– Resident halls – normal operations

Normal building hours will resume on Wednesday, November 8. Please call the Department of Public Safety at (612) 330-1717, or email publicsafety@augsburg.edu if you have any questions.

Lindell Library Study Rooms

submitted by fillbran@augsburg.edu

The Lindell Library has had some issues with the study room booking system over the past week. We are happy to announce that we have updated the way room reservations work, and students, faculty, and staff can now reserve spaces using their Augsburg email address.

If you previously reserved a study room for this week or next week, please resubmit your reservation into the new system. We apologize for the inconvenience.

-Your Friendly Librarians in the Lindell Library

Study Room Reservation page

Active Shooter Preparedness

submitted by gubrud@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is offering a series of active shooter preparedness sessions to faculty and staff this fall.

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. And because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes—before law enforcement arrives on the scene—individuals must be prepared to very quickly make a determination about what is occurring and what potential actions to take, usually without official reports or instructions.

These in-person preparedness sessions will review the recommended “Run, Hide, or Fight” protocol and equip you to think in advance about the various response options in different locations on campus.

Register for Active Shooter Preparedness

The sessions are scheduled for:

* TODAY – Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Thursday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* ALL SPOTS FILLED – Friday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Active Shooter Preparedness

submitted by gubrud@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is offering a series of active shooter preparedness sessions to faculty and staff this fall.

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. And because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes—before law enforcement arrives on the scene—individuals must be prepared to very quickly make a determination about what is occurring and what potential actions to take, usually without official reports or instructions.

These in-person preparedness sessions will review the recommended “Run, Hide, or Fight” protocol and equip you to think in advance about the various response options in different locations on campus.

Register for Active Shooter Preparedness

The sessions are scheduled for:

* Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Thursday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* Friday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Active Shooter Preparedness

submitted by gubrud@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is offering a series of active shooter preparedness sessions to faculty and staff this fall.

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. And because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes—before law enforcement arrives on the scene—individuals must be prepared to very quickly make a determination about what is occurring and what potential actions to take, usually without official reports or instructions.

These in-person preparedness sessions will review the recommended “Run, Hide, or Fight” protocol and equip you to think in advance about the various response options in different locations on campus.

Register for Active Shooter Preparedness

The sessions are scheduled for:

* Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Thursday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* Friday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Active Shooter Preparedness Training

submitted by gubrud@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is offering a series of active shooter preparedness sessions to faculty and staff this fall.

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. And because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes—before law enforcement arrives on the scene—individuals must be prepared to very quickly make a determination about what is occurring and what potential actions to take, usually without official reports or instructions.

These in-person preparedness sessions will review the recommended “Run, Hide, or Fight” protocol and equip you to think in advance about the various response options in different locations on campus.

Register for Active Shooter Preparedness Training

The training sessions are scheduled for:

* Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Thursday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* Friday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Active Shooter Preparedness Training

submitted by gubrud@augsburg.edu

Augsburg is offering a series of active shooter preparedness sessions to faculty and staff this fall.

Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and evolve quickly. And because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes—before law enforcement arrives on the scene—individuals must be prepared to very quickly make a determination about what is occurring and what potential actions to take, usually without official reports or instructions.

These in-person preparedness sessions will review the recommended “Run, Hide, or Fight” protocol and equip you to think in advance about the various response options in different locations on campus.

Register for Active Shooter Preparedness Training

The training sessions are scheduled for:

* Wednesday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
* Thursday, October 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
* Friday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Recent Phishing Emails

submitted by krajewsk@augsburg.edu

Please watch out for two recent phishing emails with the titles “ASSESSMENT REVIEW REPORT FOR ALL MEMBERS” and “FREE DOWNSIZING AND GIVEAWAY ITEMS FOR ALL STUDENTS / STAFFS.”  The first email in particular tries to trick you into entering your password into an online form.  The second email is trying to get money from you.

In both cases you should mark them as spam to train Google’s spam filter.  If you are concerned that the first email did trick you then you should change your password on Inside Augsburg – under “Account Utilities.” 

Also, pay close attention when you get Duo pushes on your phone. Duo tells you the location from where the push originated. A strange location is a red flag. If you’re not expecting a push you should deny it and change your password. That means someone is trying to login to your account.

If IT or Google detects your account has been compromised it will be disabled and you will need to contact IT to get access again.  Students can contact the Tech Desk for help and faculty and staff can contact the LFCs for help.

Parking in Lot K (Don’t Get Towed)

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg community,

Recently, a number of vehicles (both with and without permits) have been parking in Lot K in spaces that aren’t parking spots. We’ve seen individuals parked along the grass by the entrance; over the striped, diagonal lines; and double parked by actual parking spots.

Regardless of whether you have a permit or not, if you’re parked in a way that obstructs traffic in the parking lots, your vehicle may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Thank you for your patience with parking on campus and for choosing not to obstruct traffic even when frustrated with limited parking spots. If you have any questions, please feel free to email parking@augsburg.edu.

Attention Hyundai and Kia Owners

submitted by harri@augsburg.edu

Attention Hyundai and Kia owners –

Augsburg has experienced a number of attempted and completed auto thefts on our campus. Almost all of these incidents involved either Kia or Hyundai vehicles. This is consistent with a trend that has been occurring within the City of Minneapolis as well as across the country. We strongly encourage owners of these makes of vehicles to take extra precautions. Use of a steering wheel lock or other anti- theft device is recommended. Such devices are available on-line and at many auto part stores. We also suggest Hyundai and Kia owners check with their dealerships to see if there are any recalls or software upgrades available for their vehicle.

The incidents that have occurred on campus and in the surrounding community are under investigation by the Minneapolis Police. Augsburg Department of Public Safety continues to patrol the campus to both deter and detect criminal and/or suspicious activity. We urge anyone who observes suspicious behavior to contact us through Dispatch at 612-330-1717.

No Parking in Lots H and J

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg community,

Please don’t park in parking lots H and J unless you have the proper permit. Lot H is reserved for Institutional Advancement staff and their guests. Lot J is reserved for both Admission tours and new candidates for open Augsburg jobs. Employee and student permits are not valid in Lots H and J. If you park in these lots without the proper permit from Institutional Advancement, Admissions, or Human Resources, you will be subject to being ticketed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact parking@augsburg.edu.

Don’t Get Ticketed: New Parking Enforcement Starts Today

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has transitioned to a virtual parking permit system this semester. Your permit status will be verified electronically based on your license plate number upon entry and exit from Augsburg lots. DPS is still providing hang tags as a backup method during the initial weeks of the semester, but they will not be used after the fall term.

DON’T GET TICKETED!
MPS, our parking vendor, will begin enforcement through the new system on September 11, 2023. The fine for a parking violation is $35 for a previously registered vehicle and $52 for an unregistered vehicle.

NEED A PERMIT?
Login to the MPS SentryLink website via the Parking Services link on Inside Augsburg using your Augsburg email address to purchase a parking permit, add or edit vehicle information, or pay a parking violation.

IF YOU DON’T DRIVE EVERY DAY …
The new system makes it easier to purchase a $5 daily (visitor) permit. This supports a more sustainable mix of commuting methods for Auggies who bike or use public transit to get to campus and only need to park occasionally. Purchase a daily permit at https://augsburg.mpspark.com/users/login or by downloading the Sentry Mobile app. Email address and license plate number are required at the time of purchase. There is a 10-minute grace period after parking begins in which to purchase a permit.

GUEST PARKING
Guests on official university business park for free, but departments should contact parking@augsburg.edu at least one week in advance with the guest’s email address, visit details, and license plate number to obtain a permit.

GOT QUESTIONS?
Contact parking@augsburg.edu with any questions. Complete information and frequently asked questions are available on the DPS website: https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/parking/

Download a quick reference guide to the new parking system here.

No Parking in Lots H and J

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg community,

Please don’t park in parking lots H and J unless you have the proper permit. Lot H is reserved for Institutional Advancement guests. Lot J is reserved for both Admission tours and new candidates for open Augsburg jobs. Employee and student permits are not valid in Lots H and J. If you park in these lots without the proper permit from Institutional Advancement, Admissions, or Human Resources, you will be subject to being ticketed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact parking@augsburg.edu.

Virtual Parking Permit System: Ticketing Starts Monday

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has transitioned to a virtual parking permit system this semester. Your permit status will be verified electronically based on your license plate number upon entry and exit from Augsburg lots. DPS is still providing hang tags as a backup method during the initial weeks of the semester, but they will not be used after the fall term.

DON’T GET TICKETED!
MPS, our parking vendor, will begin enforcement through the new system on September 11, 2023. The fine for a parking violation is $35 for a previously registered vehicle and $52 for an unregistered vehicle.

NEED A PERMIT?
Login to the MPS SentryLink website via the Parking Services link on Inside Augsburg using your Augsburg email address to purchase a parking permit, add or edit vehicle information, or pay a parking violation.

IF YOU DON’T DRIVE EVERY DAY …
The new system makes it easier to purchase a $5 daily (visitor) permit. This supports a more sustainable mix of commuting methods for Auggies who bike or use public transit to get to campus and only need to park occasionally. Purchase a daily permit at https://augsburg.mpspark.com/users/login or by downloading the Sentry Mobile app. Email address and license plate number are required at the time of purchase. There is a 10-minute grace period after parking begins in which to purchase a permit.

GUEST PARKING
Guests on official university business park for free, but departments should contact parking@augsburg.edu at least one week in advance with the guest’s email address, visit details, and license plate number to obtain a permit.

GOT QUESTIONS?
Contact parking@augsburg.edu with any questions. Complete information and frequently asked questions are available on the DPS website: https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/parking/

Download a quick reference guide to the new parking system here.

No Parking in Lots H and J

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Dear Augsburg community,

Please don’t park in parking lots H and J unless you have the proper permit. Lot H is reserved for Institutional Advancement staff and their guests. Lot J is reserved for both Admission tours and new candidates for open Augsburg jobs. Employee and student permits are not valid in Lots H and J. If you park in these lots without the proper permit from Institutional Advancement, Admissions, or Human Resources, you will be subject to being ticketed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact parking@augsburg.edu.

New Semester, New (Virtual) Parking Permit System

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has transitioned to a virtual parking permit system this semester. Your permit status will be verified electronically based on your license plate number upon entry and exit from Augsburg lots. DPS is still providing hang tags as a backup method during the initial weeks of the semester, but they will not be used after the fall term.

DON’T GET TICKETED!
MPS, our parking vendor, will begin enforcement through the new system on September 11, 2023. The fine for a parking violation is $35 for a previously registered vehicle and $52 for an unregistered vehicle.

NEED A PERMIT?
Login to the MPS SentryLink website via the Parking Services link on Inside Augsburg using your Augsburg email address to purchase a parking permit, add or edit vehicle information, or pay a parking violation.

IF YOU DON’T DRIVE EVERY DAY …
The new system makes it easier to purchase a $5 daily (visitor) permit. This supports a more sustainable mix of commuting methods for Auggies who bike or use public transit to get to campus and only need to park occasionally. Purchase a daily permit at https://augsburg.mpspark.com/users/login or by downloading the Sentry Mobile app. Email address and license plate number are required at the time of purchase. There is a 10-minute grace period after parking begins in which to purchase a permit.

GUEST PARKING
Guests on official university business park for free, but departments should contact parking@augsburg.edu at least one week in advance with the guest’s email address, visit details, and license plate number to obtain a permit.

GOT QUESTIONS?
Contact parking@augsburg.edu with any questions. Complete information and frequently asked questions are available on the DPS website: https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/parking/

Download a quick reference guide to the new parking system here.

New Parking System: Visitors, Guests, Enforcement, and More

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has transitioned to a virtual parking permit system this semester. Your permit status will be verified electronically based on your license plate number upon entry and exit from Augsburg lots. DPS is still providing hang tags as a backup method during the initial weeks of the semester, but they will not be used after the fall term.

DON’T GET TICKETED!
MPS, our parking vendor, will begin enforcement through the new system on September 11, 2023. The fine for a parking violation is $35 for a previously registered vehicle and $52 for an unregistered vehicle.

NEED A PERMIT?
Login to the MPS SentryLink website via the Parking Services link on Inside Augsburg using your Augsburg email address to purchase a parking permit, add or edit vehicle information, or pay a parking violation.

IF YOU DON’T DRIVE EVERY DAY …
The new system makes it easier to purchase a $5 daily (visitor) permit. This supports a more sustainable mix of commuting methods for Auggies who bike or use public transit to get to campus and only need to park occasionally. Purchase a daily permit at https://augsburg.mpspark.com/users/login or by downloading the Sentry Mobile app. Email address and license plate number are required at the time of purchase. There is a 10-minute grace period after parking begins in which to purchase a permit.

GUEST PARKING
Guests on official university business park for free, but departments should contact parking@augsburg.edu at least one week in advance with the guest’s email address, visit details, and license plate number to obtain a permit.

GOT QUESTIONS?
Contact parking@augsburg.edu with any questions. Complete information and frequently asked questions are available on the DPS website: https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/parking/

Download a quick reference guide to the new parking system here.

Fall Semester Parking Reminders and Resources

submitted by bierbaub@augsburg.edu

Augsburg has transitioned to a virtual parking permit system this semester. Your permit status will be verified electronically based on your license plate number upon entry and exit from Augsburg lots. DPS is still providing hang tags as a backup method during the initial weeks of the semester, but they will not be used after the fall term.

DON’T GET TICKETED!
MPS, our parking vendor, will begin enforcement through the new system on September 11, 2023. The fine for a parking violation is $35 for a previously registered vehicle and $52 for an unregistered vehicle.

NEED A PERMIT?
Login to the MPS SentryLink website via the Parking Services link on Inside Augsburg using your Augsburg email address to purchase a parking permit, add or edit vehicle information, or pay a parking violation.

IF YOU DON’T DRIVE EVERY DAY …
The new system makes it easier to purchase a $5 daily (visitor) permit. This supports a more sustainable mix of commuting methods for Auggies who bike or use public transit to get to campus and only need to park occasionally. Purchase a daily permit at https://augsburg.mpspark.com/users/login or by downloading the Sentry Mobile app. Email address and license plate number are required at the time of purchase. There is a 10-minute grace period after parking begins in which to purchase a permit.

GUEST PARKING
Guests on official university business park for free, but departments should contact parking@augsburg.edu at least one week in advance with the guest’s email address, visit details, and license plate number to obtain a permit.

GOT QUESTIONS?
Contact parking@augsburg.edu with any questions. Complete information and frequently asked questions are available on the DPS website: https://www.augsburg.edu/dps/parking/

Download a quick reference guide to the new parking system here.

Building Access for Labor Day

submitted by erchula@augsburg.edu

Hello Fellow Auggies,

This is a reminder that Monday, September 4 is Labor Day. While the University will be observing this holiday, student, staff and faculty fobs will remain active and will be able to access buildings around campus.

Lindell Library will be closed from 6:00 p.m. Friday, until 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Classrooms and meeting rooms will not be unlocked on Monday; if you need access to a classroom or meeting room, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (612) 330-1717. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, September 5.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email publicsafety@augsburg.edu.

Final Building Fire System Testing—Monday and Tuesday 8/21 and 8/22

submitted by orchard@augsburg.edu

On Monday and Tuesday our fires safety contractor will be finishing their building fire system checks. The building schedules are as follows:

Monday 8/21—Science 7 a.m.-10 a.m.
Tuesday 8/22–Hagfors 7 a.m.-11 a.m.
Tuesday 8/22–Memorial Hall 11 a.m-1 p.m.
Tuesday 8/22–Christiansen Center 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

If you have any questions please feel free to email Jim Orchard at orchard@augsburg.edu.

Tree Removal on 21st Ave S and 7th St TODAY

submitted by ridgle@augsburg.edu

Davey Tree Service is scheduled to remove a dead tree located on 21st Ave S next to the Hagsfor roundabout next Monday, August 21st at 8:30am. Barricades will be installed to block off the street until the service is complete. There will be no parking past the Anderson crosswalk beginning Monday morning. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Facilities Management or the Department of Public Safety.

Tree Removal on 21st Ave S and 7th St on Monday, August 21

submitted by ridgle@augsburg.edu

Davey Tree Service is scheduled to remove a dead tree located on 21st Ave S next to the Hagsfor roundabout next Monday, August 21st at 8:30am. Barricades will be installed to block off the street until the service is complete. There will be no parking past the Anderson crosswalk beginning Monday morning. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Facilities Management or the Department of Public Safety.

Annual Fire System Testing Contiues

submitted by orchard@augsburg.edu

The annual fire system testing continues today with the following buildings to be tested:

8/4–Foss Center
8/4–Hagfors

The following buildings will be tested next week Monday and Tuesday:

8/7–Ice Arena
8/7–Anderson Hall
8/7–Memorial Hall
8/8–Science/Sverdrup
8/8–SiMelby/Kennedy Hall
8/8–Oren Gateway Center
8/8–Old Main

If you have any questions please feel free to email Jim Orchard at orchard@augsburg.edu.