User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


76° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Augie Freshmen Join Campus Community

August 31, 2014, 10:08 PM by Dan Santella

Augie Freshmen Join Campus Community
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Starting this week, Augstana College's class of 2018 will call the Bergsaker and Solberg Halls home.

Sunday was move-in day for the school's newest arrivals. For at least one incoming freshman, the welcoming atmosphere that marked move-in day was familiar.

"I chose Augie because of the people, mainly," Kelsey Stotz said. "I just love the atmosphere of Augie. It felt like home, just when I took the tour right away, I just knew that it was right."

President Rob Oliver explains that the school had made sure it was ready for the rush of freshman.

"This is the day we prepare for months, and basically last spring we started preparing for this day, so there's a whole lot of people involved, a whole lot of planning involved," Oliver said.

About 400 students make up Augie's class of 2018, and the majority will live on campus in communities such as Bergsaker Hall. Classes start Thursday, but for now the newest vikings are just getting accustomed to their new home.

Chris Carstensen is moving his daughter Andrea into school today.

"Excitement, nervousness, you know, it's a change in our life too," Carstensen said.

When asked if he was feeling bittersweet, the Augie parent said he was, to a degree.

"A little bit, but in the same respect you know, she's growing, it's exciting," he said.

Stotz's reflections on the day were a little different.

"Not very bitter. It's like 'Okay well, here we go,'" she said.

An exciting time for students starting a new chapter in their life.

President Oliver shared Stotz and Carstensen's excitement, calling move-in day "the day that all the energy comes back to campus."

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored

 


View education

You may also like

SDHSAA Rejects Freeman Football Co-Op Plans

8/27/2015 12:13 PM

Following weeks of waiting and wondering whether the Freeman football team would take the field this fall, players and fans have their answer. 

Full Story
Student Data Breach Reported By School Of Mines

8/28/2015 8:13 AM

Spokeswoman Dani Mason says Social Security numbers were not included in the attachment.

Full Story
Sanford Harmony Program Coming To Sioux Falls

9/1/2015 5:00 PM

Sanford Harmony was created by Arizona State University, with funding from T. Denny Sanford. The program aims to help children at a young age have bet...

Full Story | Watch
Group Gives First Nod To Transgender Athlete Rule Changes

8/27/2015 1:43 PM

The South Dakota High School Activities Association has taken the first step to change its policy on transgender student participation in athletics am...

Full Story
State ACT Scores Higher Than National Average

8/27/2015 2:10 PM

Data released by the SD Department of Education this week reveals that ACT scores in South Dakota are higher than the national average.

Full Story


Events