Welcome new and transfer students!

Welcome to Concordia University Wisconsin, new and transfer students! We’re thrilled you’re joining our family. Our goal is to help you transition successfully into CUW, and the program outlined below will do just that. Please plan to attend all the events, as they fit into your class schedule, and email devan.lenz-fisher@cuw.edu with any questions!

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Schedule is tentative and likely to change.

Sunday, January 27th

12:00-3:00pm | Residential Student Move-In (Luther Main Entrance)
If you are living on campus, please plan to come check-in, get your keys, and be escorted to your residence room during this time!

2:30-3:30pm | Commuter Student Check-In (Luther Main Entrance)
If you are a commuter student, please come check in for Orientation during this time, get your CUW ID, and take a campus tour that will allow you to find your classes and answer any last minute questions.

2:00-3:45pm | Campus Resource Tour (Luther Main Entrance)
Still unsure where to find your classes or a certain office on campus? Let us give you a personalized tour! There will also be resources/staff available if you have last minute questions regarding IT, Financial Aid, Campus Safety/Parking, etc.

3:00-3:30pm | Parent/Family Connection Session (Terrace Room)
If you are a parent, guardian, or family member of a student, please come let us welcome you to the CUW family as well! We will share our advice for supporting your new CUW student, as well as answer any questions you have.

4:00-5:30pm | New/Transfer Student Welcome (Terrace Room) 
We’re excited to meet you and welcome you to CUW! Come to the Albrecht Lounge for a chance to meet other new/transfer students, eat a delicious meal, and experience your official CUW welcome.

8:00pm | First All Hall Meeting(s) (Your Residence Hall) 
Come hear about the joys, policies, and expectations of living on campus! You will meet your floor mates, Residence Director, and Resident Assistant. These meetings are for residential students only.

Monday, January 28th

9:00am | Coffee with your Advisor (Lakeshore Room)
Come stop by to meet your academic and career advisor in person, and grab a cup of coffee for your first day of class! This is a come and go event – you will also get to meet some other new/transfer students during this event.

9:30-10:00am | Chapel Service (Chapel of Christ Triumphant)
Join us for the first chapel of the semester, where a special welcome will be offered for you!

Tuesday, January 29th

5:30-7:00pm | Winter Reconnect (Chapel Hallway)
Come meet various groups and organizations on campus and learn how to get involved!

Wednesday, January 30th

12:00-2:00pm | Optional Library Orientation
Want to know how to use the library and what resources are available to you there? Stop by the table anytime between 12pm and 2pm for a quick tour and overview by one of our professional librarians!

8:00pm | Mr. Concordia (Todd Wehr Auditorium)
Come enjoy this beloved tradition on campus – it’s a satirical “pageant” where our men compete for the title of Mr. Concordia. Come early to get a seat!

Thursday, January 31st

12:00pm | Lunch with Faculty (Terrace Room)
Enjoy a meal with some of the faculty from your academic program! Grab your food from the dining hall and bring it to the Terrace Room. Stay and long or as short as you are able. NOTE: Meals will be covered for all students WITHOUT a meal plan. Check in at the Terrace Room before getting food in the cafeteria.

Friday, February 1st

7:30-8:30am | Sunrise Yoga & Breakfast (Terrace Room)
Join other CUW students for an early morning Yoga, followed by a healthy breakfast from Sodexo, and a visit from our Campus Pastor and Comfort Dog. This event will help you learn how to embrace healthy practices while being a CUW student. Mats will be provided for Yoga.

More information

  • Don’t forget to complete your “Get Inclusive” Title IX Training before Spring Break!
  • An email will be sent to you with more information in January.
  • You may change your meal plan until February 1, 2019 in the Student Life Office.
  • Register your car in the Campus Safety office.
  • Refer to the videos sent to you over Winter Break if you have questions about Blackboard!
  • Stay in tune with the CUW App to see what’s happening on campus. Search for “Concordia University Wisconsin” in your Apple or Play store.
  • Please share your thoughts and feedback with us about your orientation experience here.


Keep in touch with us if you have questions!