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See a PDF of the full program: 2019 PBJN Summer Institute Program


  See Site Visit and Breakout Session descriptions here. 


Thank you to all who applied to facilitate a break-out session. For archival purposes, the full proposal guidelines can be viewed here:


We will be holding all plenary sessions, including the welcome at the Foss Center in the Hoversrten Chapel, 625 22nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454.

There are several ways to arrive at Augsburg from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport:

Light Rail

From Terminal 1 or 2: Follow signs to light rail transit. Tickets for the light rail can be purchased at a kiosk ($2.00); trains leave approximately every 10 minutes.

There are 3 stations within walking distance of Augsburg.

  • Franklin Ave Station (Blue Line)
  • Cedar Riverside Station (Blue Line)

Board the Blue Line and ride to the Franklin Ave Station (approximately 30 minute ride). Walk from Franklin Station to Foss Center at Augsburg.

  • West Bank Station (Green Line)


Rideshare and Taxi

Uber and Lyft rides are available, and cost approximately $20-25 one way.

Taxi cabs are also available. 

Housing Information

On-Campus Options 

Single and double occupancy rooms are available in Anderson Residence Hall, an air-conditioned dorm, with check in on Wednesday, July 10, and check out on Friday, July 12. Single occupancy rooms are $142 and double occupancy rooms are $125. Prices are inclusive of both nights.

You must have a roommate already identified in order to select a double occupancy room. Please indicate the name of your roommate in the form provided.

Off-Campus Options

Off-campus accommodations are available at the nearby (walkable) Courtyard Marriott Minneapolis Downtown (1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454, (612) 333-4646). Institute attendees may receive a discount by indicating they are staying because of an event at Augsburg University.

Other hotels within public transit distance include:

  • Graduate Minneapolis (615 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 379-8888)
  • Days Hotel (2407 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 623-3999)
  • Aloft Minneapolis (900 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415, (612) 455-8400)


Neighborhood Context 


A tour of Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood via The Current 

"Cedar-Riverside has a deep cultural and artistic history; in the mid-1800s, the U.S. government forced Native inhabitants to sell their land, and soon Scandinavian and Eastern European immigrants began flooding the West Bank. In recent years, Cedar-Riverside has been a home to Somali refugees fleeing the country's civil war, which officially began in 1991. Thanks in large part to voluntary agencies, many Somali refugees found their way to Minnesota, which can now claim the largest Somali population in the United States."

Go inside 'Little Mogadishu,' the Somali capital of America

Check out this article with 360 degree videos.


Cedar Riverside Map


Augsburg Map for PBJN




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