Welcome New & Transfer Students!

You’ve attended Admitted Student Day, Summer Orientation, submitted your housing forms, and registered for your classes - the last piece of your transition to becoming a CUW Falcon is Fall Welcome Weekend! During this 4-day experience, you will:

  • Meet new friends
  • Get comfortable on campus before classes start
  • Learn about all the great activities you can take part in
  • Enjoy beautiful Lake Michigan
  • Learn about academic expectations and university conduct
  • Attend worship service
  • Get ready for what could be some of the greatest years of your life
  • Have a ton of fun
  • And much more!

This year, Fall Welcome Weekend will take place on August 20 23, 2020.

This event is required for all incoming undergraduate new and transfer students, so mark your calendars now and get ready for an unforgettable start to your CUW career.

Registration

Please register yourself and any guests who plan to attend Welcome Weekend on the form below by Aug. 14th, 2020.

Registration

2020 Schedule

This year’s theme is “Taking Flight on a Brand-New Adventure!” Below is an overview that outlines each day’s events and activities. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks for a full schedule of Fall Welcome Weekend festivities. You’ll also be able to view the schedule on the CUW App!

Thursday, August 20

  • Residential Student Move-In
  • Commuter Student Orientation
  • College Transition Student & Family Reception
  • New Student & Family Welcome Dinner
  • Send-Off Ceremony
  • All-Hall Meetings for Residential Students
  • Commuter Student Social
  • Transfer Student Social
  • Bingo

Friday, August 21

  • Welcome to Concordia
  • Small Group Meetings
  • Meet the Staff & Faculty
  • CUW Essentials Rotations
  • Service Events at CUW
  • Commuter Student Socials
  • CUW Rights & Responsibilities
  • Dance & Crafts

Saturday, August 22

  • CUW Wellness Rotations
  • Community Adventures
  • Small Group Meeting
  • Performance

Sunday, August 23

  • Small Group Meeting
  • Opening Service
  • Opening Picnic Lunch
  • Class Photos
  • Co-Curricular Fair
  • Haven
  • All-Hall Meetings for Residential Students

Note: This schedule may change slightly between now and August 20th. Tune into the App for the most up-to-date schedule.

Family schedule

Family members, guests and relatives, you are invited to attend the first day (Thursday) of Welcome Weekend! The Friday – Sunday schedule, however, will be solely for new and transfer students.

Thursday, August 20

  • Residential Student Move-In
  • Commuter Student Orientation
  • The CUW Experience: Come meet with our Student Life team to discuss tips, tricks, and advice for supporting your CUW student!
  • College Transition Student & Family Reception: If your student is a UPS Scholar or a First-Generation college student (meaning no parents or siblings have gone before them), we invite you to attend this session with your student.
  • New Student & Family Welcome Dinner
  • Send-Off Ceremony
  • Parent & Family Reception

Note: This schedule may change slightly between now and August 20th. Tune into the App for the most up-to-date schedule.

Download the CUW App!

Click one of the links below to download the CUW App on your mobile device.

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Spring Orientation

If you are coming to CUW in January, please plan to attend Spring Orientation at the end of January. More information regarding Spring Orientation 2021 will be coming soon!

Questions?

If you have any questions about Welcome Weekend, please don’t hesitate to contact Megan Theesfeld at 262-243-2218 or at Megan.Theesfeld@cuw.edu.

Mother and daughter sharing a special moment during the Sending Off Ceremony.

Friendly smiles everywhere you go during Fall Welcome Weekend!


Greetings from your New Student Experience leaders!

Celebrating a new beginning at CUW!