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Two members of Phi Rho take a commanding lead, smiling as their teamwork is paying off.

Gallery: Homecoming regatta

Photos by Jason Smith October 14, 2021

Photos from homecoming regatta boat race on Sept. 28, 2021              

Football beats North Park at homecoming game

Football beats North Park at homecoming game

Jannae Mehaffey October 14, 2021

The Augustana football team had their homecoming game this past weekend and beat North Park 17-14. Every team in the conference is competitive so junior Xavier Buckley believes any win against a...

Two members of Phi Rho take a commanding lead, smiling as their teamwork is paying off.

Augie hosts homecoming week post pandemic

Feven Zewdu October 13, 2021

Week 6 of the fall semester was eventful while homecoming celebrations took place. Events were planned by the Office of Student Life (OSL), such as the kick off and bonfire, the Regatta Race, Talent Show,...

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

April 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Augustana College has made unprecedented changes to provide students education and services, including reworking their graduation ceremony. On Tuesday, April 14, the college announced...

Rho Nu Delta members play fake guitars and sing during the annual homecoming Sing competition. Photo by Brady Johnson.

Augie students reflect on Homecoming celebrations

Shanela Ranaraja October 11, 2018

Last week, the Augustana community united for numerous Homecoming festivities. Alumni returned to the campus and students participated in events such as the third annual Homecoming Games, the talent showcase,...

50 years of Black Student Union

50 years of Black Student Union

Thea Gonzales October 4, 2018

Decades after its founding at Augustana in the spring of 1968, alumni are coming home for the 50th anniversary of Black Student Union (BSU) on homecoming weekend, Oct. 5 and 6. At a time of national unrest...

The never-ending popularity contest that is homecoming court

Giselle Barajas October 4, 2018

While multiple colleges claim to have held the first homecoming, they all were involved in the start of what the modern-day traditional homecoming is like. The first homecoming celebrations included a...

Members of the Sigma Pi Delta sorority perform their yell routine. Photo by Lu Gerdemann.

GALLERY: 2017 Homecoming Week

October 19, 2017


Gabby Gambino and Adam Gronewold crown Erin Ansusinha as Vi-Queen and senior Jake Sppechley as Vi-King at Augustanas 2017 Coronation and Sing competition. Photo by Maria Do.

Augustana celebrates homecoming by coming together for a week full of activities

October 19, 2017

Vikings come back to Augustana College to celebrate a week of yelling, singing, gaming, and most importantly, Homecoming. Augustana students, faculty, staff, and alumni celebrated another Homecoming this...

Dr. Croll and some of his students from his sociology class (American Race and Ethnic Relations) take the knee during the national anthem at Augustanas Homecoming football game. Others involved were independent students and sorority members of Chi Alpha Pi, Delta Chi Theta, and Sigma Kappa Tau. Photo by Maria Do.

People take a knee during football game

October 19, 2017

During Augustana's Homecoming football game, about 15 students and one professor took a knee in peaceful protest of racial inequality in America. Junior Noah-Christina Reed has been taking sociology class...

Alek Jacobs, the quarterback for the Augustana Vikings, runs the ball towards the end-zone, as his teammates help keep the Wesleyan Titans from tackling him. The Vikings lost 28-10. Photo by Brady Johnson

Vikings look to make a rebound during homecoming game

October 12, 2017

After picking up their first win of the season against Elmhurst last weekend, the Augustana Vikings welcomed the Illinois Wesleyan Titans to Lindberg Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The game started off...

Alumni return to relive and make new memories

October 7, 2016

While there are many events at Augustana’s homecoming that have been around for plenty of alumni, homecoming weekend is constantly changing. Alumni often have their own favorite stories and events that...

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