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 2629, 2021.

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. Parents and families are welcome to attend the first day of programming during Fall Welcome Weekend (August 26th, 2021). Below is an overview that outlines each day’s events and activities. You’ll also be able to view the schedule on the CUW App.

Student Schedule

Thursday, August 26
Time Event/activities Location
9:00am-3:00pm Residential Check-In & Move-In Various Residence Halls
9:00am-4:30pm CUW Offices Open University Offices
11:00am-1:00pm UPS Orientation Todd Wehr Auditorium
1:00pm-3:00pm Commuter Student Check-In Albrecht Lounge
3:00pm-4:00pm College Transition Student and Family Reception Albrecht Lounge
4:30pm-6:00pm President’s Picnic Chapel Courtyard
6:00pm-6:30pm Send-Off Ceremony Kapco Park
7:00pm All Hall Meetings Kapco Park
7:00pm-8:00pm Commuter Social Albrecht Lounge
8:30pm-10:30pm Bingo Terrace Room
Friday, August 27
Time Event/activities Location
5:30am Sunrise Bluff
7:30am-9:00am Breakfast Siebert Dining Hall
8:00am-9:00am Commuter Student Breakfast The Landing
9:15am-9:45am Welcome Auditorium
10:00am-11:00am Small Group Summit Meeting #1 Various Locations
11:00am-12:30pm College and Faculty Reception Various Locations
1:00pm-4:00pm Service Events Various Locations
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner Siebert Dining Hall
6:15pm-7:15pm Small Group Summit Meeting #2 Various Locations
7:30pm-9:00pm Who Will You Be @ CUW Todd Wehr Auditorium
9:15pm-11:00pm Dance Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship
Saturday, August 28
Time Event/activities Location
7:30am-9:00am Breakfast Siebert Dining Hall
9:00am-9:20am Essentials Rotation #1 Various Locations
9:30am-9:50am Essentials Rotation #2 Various Locations
10:00am-10:20am Essentials Rotation #3 Various Locations
10:30am-10:50am Wellness Rotation #1 Various Locations
11:00am-11:20am Wellness Rotation #2 Various Locations
11:30am-11:50am Wellness Rotation #3 Various Locations
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch Siebert Dining Hall
1:00pm-5:00pm Off Campus Adventures Field House
3:00pm-5:00pm On-Campus Socials Regents Courtyard
3:00pm-5:00pm Transfer Student Social Terrace Room
3:00pm-5:00pm 2nd year Rewind Albrecht Lounge
5:00pm-6:00pm Dinner Siebert Dining Hall
6:30pm-7:30pm Scavenger Hunt Chapel Courtyard
7:45pm-9:15pm Small Group Summit Meeting #3 Various Locations
9:30pm-10:30pm Comedian Todd Wehr Auditorium
Sunday, August 29
Time Event/activities Location
7:30am-9:30am Breakfast/Small Group Summit Meeting #4 Various Locations
10:00am-11:00am Opening Service Chapel
11:00am-1:00pm Opening Picnic Lunch Chapel Courtyard
1:00pm-1:15pm Class Photo Bluff
1:15pm-1:30pm Transfer Student Photo Bluff
1:30pm-3:30pm Co-curricular Fair Chapel Courtyard
3:30pm-5:00pm NSE Socials Various Locations
5:00pm-6:30pm Dinner Siebert Dining Hall
7:00pm-8:00pm Haven Chapel Courtyard
8:15pm-9:30pm All Hall Meetings Various Res Halls
8:15pm-9:30pm Commuter Student check-in Albrecht Lounge

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 26
Time Event/activities Location
9:00am-3:00pm Residential Check-In & Move-In Various Residence Halls
9:00am-4:30pm CUW Offices Open University Offices
*2:00pm-3:00pm The CUW Experience Chapel of Christ Triumphant
**3:00pm-4:00pm College Transition Student and Family Reception Albrecht Lounge
4:30pm-6:00pm President’s Picnic Chapel Courtyard
6:00pm-6:30pm Send-Off Ceremony Kapco Park
7:00pm-8:30pm Parent Reception Kapco Park Terrace

*Come meet with our Student Life team to discuss tips, tricks, and advice for supporting your CUW student!

**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.

Registration

Please register yourself and any guests who plan to attend Welcome Weekend on the form below by Aug. 9th, 2021.

Registration

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!