Our host for Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters will be the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Twin Cities are filled with a veritable cornucopia of attractions, including:
- The Mall of America
- The headquarters of Lutherans Concerned / North America
- The site of the 2009 ELCA Churchwide Assembly
- The first RIC congregation in North America
- The Mill City Museum
- A smattering of “Peanuts” inspired art
- The possibility of snow any of the 12 months
- The second highest number of theater seats in the United States
- Gateway to the “Up North” vacationland of lakes, cabins, North Shore of Lake Superior, fishing, giant statues of Paul Bunyan
- The governorship of Jesse Ventura
Come early to explore all the possibilities that the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota has to offer. Stay late to enjoy the balmy summer weather.
Augsburg is the only college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in the heart of a large urban area, and considers the city our metropolitan classroom. Augsburg engages with the city — with its neighbors, with arts and culture, with Fortune 500 companies, and with all it can teach about its diverse, urban environment.
For Augsburg students, the Twin Cities provide boundless opportunities for service-learning, internships, research, jobs, and more. Augsburg continues to reflect the commitment and dedication of the founders who believed:
- An Augsburg education should be preparation for service in community and church
- Education should have a solid liberal arts core with a practical dimension in order to send out productive, creative, and successful citizens
- The city — with all its excitement, challenges, and diversity — is an unequaled learning laboratory for Augsburg students
Augsburg is a high-quality liberal arts institution set in the heart of a great metropolitan center. There are now almost 18,000 Augsburg alumni. In a world that has changed much since those first days of the College, Augsburg still sends out graduates who make a difference where they live and work.
Augsburg College is a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) institution. As an RIC institution, Augsburg is welcoming and affirming of all people in regard to their gender identity and sexual orientation. Specifically:
As a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and as a community of the people of God, we believe that we are called to serve our neighbor, knowing that the world is often an unjust and unloving place.
We affirm with the apostle Paul that in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28). Christ has made us one. We acknowledge this reconciliation extends to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
We wish to make known that all God’s children are welcome in our community. We especially affirm that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families are our neighbors. It is for this purpose that we affirm the following: that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities share the worth that comes from being unique individuals created by God; that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are welcome with the Augsburg College community; and that as members of this community, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are expected and encouraged to share in the common life of this college.
—Approved by the Augsburg College Board of Regents on July 19, 2009.
Most Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters programs will be held in the Foss Center. Meals will be eaten in the Christensen Center. On-campus housing is available in Anderson Hall. Please refer to the campus map [PDF] to see a campus lay-out.
To accommodate the range of budgets and housing needs, Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters is pleased to offer a variety of housing options.
Augsburg College Housing: Anderson Hall
Anderson Hall is a four-story residential hall providing a variety of housing arrangements including: one-person suites, four-person apartments, eight-person / two-story townhouses, and fifteen-person floorhouses. All bedrooms in Anderson Hall include a bed, dresser, desk, and chair for each individual. The linen packet includes blanket, pillow with pillowcase, top and bottom sheets, towel, washcloth, soap, and a cup. All bathrooms are semi-private. Common areas will be unfurnished (students provide furnishings during the academic year). Other amenities include a laundry room on the main leveland lounges and study rooms on each floor.
Double bedrooms are $55 per individual, per night, to be paid with Assembly registration. Assembly attendees may designate a roommate on the registration form or allow LC/NA to match roommates.
Single bedrooms are $100 per individual, per night, to be paid with Assembly registration. Please note that single bedrooms may still share a commons space and bathrooms with other attendees.
Holiday Inn Metrodome
For Assembly attendees who prefer a hotel experience, LC/NA is pleased to offer a limited block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Metrodome, less than one mile from the Augsburg Campus. The friendly staff is committed to offering all of the features and amenities you’ve come to expect from a full-service Holiday Inn — as well as the following features:
- Complimentary shuttle to Augsburg College and the Light Rail Station
- Complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access
- New Sealy Posturepedic bedding in all guest rooms
- Onsite fitness center, with lifecycles, treadmills, and stairclimbers
- 14th-story indoor pool, sauna, and whirlpool
- Kids Eat Free and Stay Free policy
Singles and doubles are $102 per night. All reservations will be made directly with the hotel. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 16, 2010 (21 days prior to arrival). Attendees must specify that they are with Lutherans Concerned / North America when making reservations. All reservations can be guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or by an advanced deposit. Guaranteed no-shows will be billed to the individual attendee.
To make a reservation with the Holiday Inn Metrodome, please call 800-448-3663 and specify that you are making a reservation with Lutherans Concerned / North America. Otherwise, click here to make a web reservation with the hotel.
I-35W from the North:
- Take the Washington Avenue exit. Turn left onto Washington Avenue, merge right onto Cedar Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, and then turn right at 22nd Avenue South.
I-94 from Minneapolis:
- Take 25th Avenue exit, turn left at 25th Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
I-94 West from St. Paul:
- Take Riverside exit, turn right at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
35W from the Sout:
- Follow the I-94 St. Paul signs (move to right lane after each of two merges). Take 25th Avenue exit and turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
The Hiawatha Light Rail Line runs from both terminals of MSP Airport (Lindbergh & Humphrey) to the Franklin Avenue Station, only 0.45 miles from Augsburg College. For more information on public transportation, visit Metro Transit.