14 Days Until the Start of Spring Semester

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Augsburg’s on-campus transmission rates remain low during the first week of the year-end break. No new on-campus student cases or employee cases were confirmed, as of December 26, for the week. As always, because of the standard delay in positive test reports, additional cases may be confirmed in the future for prior weeks.

Monday, December 28, marks 14 days before the first day of spring-term classes. Dean of Students Sarah Griesse sent the following email to all students to support safe public health practices over the New Year holiday and in preparation for the beginning of the spring semester:


Dear Auggies,

In 14 days, Augsburg’s spring semester begins. Starting off the term being healthy and rested leads to greater success. Now is the time to minimize your interactions to close contacts in a closed group. December 28 marks 14 days before the first day of class. It is the COVID incubation period. This is a good time to review your plans for the next two weeks and consider what steps you need to take to prepare for the semester ahead.

As the year comes to a close, the Minnesota Department of Health provides information forĀ Safer Holiday Celebrations. A good read before welcoming in the New Year, 2021.

Always remember to…..
* Wear a mask/face covering.
* Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you.
* Wash your hands regularly.

Looking forward to a Happy New Year!!!


Sarah Griesse, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Augsburg University

Pronouns: she/ her/ hers