Welcome New & Transfer Students!

You’ve attended Falcon Days, 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!

Fall Welcome Weekend will take place on August 25th – 28th, 2022.

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. Below is an overview that outlines the schedule of events.

Schedule

Thursday, August 25

Time Event/activities Location
9:00am – 3:00pm

Residential Student Check-in & Move-in

Time to begin your college journey! Head to your residence hall to receive your Falcon 1 Card, Fall Welcome Weekend information, your room keys, and other important information.

Your Residence Hall
9:00am – 4:30pm

CUW Offices Open

Now’s the perfect opportunity to stop by the various offices on campus to take care of last-minute details before classes begin, e.g. Bookstore, Cashier’s Office, Residence Life, etc. See a selection of office locations on your printed Fall Welcome Weekend schedule.

University Offices

11:00am – 1:00pm

Lunch

Bring your student ID and enjoy your first lunch on campus!

Siebert Dining Hall

2:00pm – 3:00pm

The CUW Experience

Parents and family members – welcome to CUW! This session will highlight what families can expect during their student’s time at CUW. Please join our Vice President of Student Life – Dr. Steve Taylor – and our Dean of Students – Dr. Steve Gerner – as they share advice, insight, and answer questions about the CUW experience.

Chapel of Christ Triumphant

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Commuter Student Check-in

Commuter students – This one’s for you! You’ll check in, receive your Falcon 1 Card, sign up for commuter lockers, and meet other commuter students.

Albrecht Lounge

3:00pm – 4:00pm

College Transition Reception: First Generation Student Welcome

If you are a UPS Scholar or the first in your family to go to college (meaning no parents or siblings have gone before you), we invite you to come to this session. We’ll provide you with a personal welcome and presentation from our Dean of Students, a special opportunity to meet staff, hear about resources and learn tips for success at CUW.

Albrecht Lounge

4:30pm – 6:00pm

New Student and Family Welcome Dinner

Students and families are invited to dine together, courtesy of the President’s Office and Sodexo Food Service.

*Rain Location: Siebert Dining Hall/Albrecht Lounge

Chapel Courtyard

6:00pm – 6:30pm

Sending-off Ceremony

Come celebrate the transition to college for both students and families with some words from our Campus Pastor and University President.

*Rain Location: Field House

Kapco Park

Parents and Families

Thank you for joining us for the opening of the 2022–2023 school year at Concordia University Wisconsin. We politely ask that you say your good-byes during this time.We hope to see you at our upcoming events, including Welcome Back Weekend, October 7th-9th, 2022!

Time Event/activities Location
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Parent Reception

Parents are welcome to join President Cario for snacks and refreshments.

*Rain Location: Lakeshore Room
Kapco Park Terrace

Student Schedule Continued

Time Event/activities Location
7:00pm

All Hall Meeting

RA’s, RD’s? Who are these people living in your hall? Come and find out during this meeting with the Residence Life Staff.

Your Residence Hall

7:00pm

Commuter Student Bonfire & Games

Commuters, stop by the bluff amphitheater for a fun time of s’mores, music and games!

*Rain Location Albrecht Lounge

Bluff Amphitheater

8:30pm – 11:30pm

Glow in The Dark Bingo

Conclude the evening with glow-in-the-dark bingo! We will have sessions from 8:30 - 9:30pm, 9:30 - 10:30pm, and 10:30 - 11:30pm. There will be plenty of opportunities to win prizes, such as gift cards and items for your residence hall room!

Terrace Room

Friday, August 26
Time Event/activities Location
6:00am

Sunrise over Lake Michigan

A rising tradition at CUW, come join the NSE team at the bluff Friday morning to see a spectacular sunrise as you look ahead to a weekend of festivities!

Bluff Amphitheater
8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast

Grab your breakfast and get ready for the day!

Siebert Dining Room

8:00am – 9:00am

Commuter Student Breakfast

Come enjoy a delicious breakfast with the NSE Team and meet fellow commuters!

Siebert Dining Hall

9:15am – 9:45am

Welcome to Concordia

This is your official welcome to Concordia University! Come hear a few inspiring words and meet the fantastic upperclassmen who will be leading you through Fall Welcome Weekend.

Todd Wehr Auditorium

10:00am – 11:00am

Small Group Summit #1

You have been placed in a small group for the duration of Fall Welcome Weekend that will be led by one of the NSE leaders. These people may become some of your BEST friends at CUW, so don’t miss your 4 Small Group Summits scattered throughout the weekend. The location of your Summit meetings can be found on your name tag.

Your Specified Location

11:00am – 12:30pm

College and Faculty Reception

Wonder what your academic program entails? Want to have a good relationship with your professors? Head to your school’s designated location to meet your program’s faculty and staff members who’ll be working with you throughout your time at CUW! Head over to the specified location for lunch with your college.

Various Locations

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Service Projects

Find out what Concordia’s mission means through action and service in the world. Get connected with other students while we help out organizations in the community! Your NSE Leader will let you know which service project your small group will be doing. T-Shirts will be given to students who participate!

Various Locations

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dinner

Bring your student ID and enjoy your first Dinner on campus!

Siebert Dining Hall

6:15pm – 7:15pm

Small Group Summit #2

This is your second small group meeting. Our NSE leaders will facilitate a Q&A session to help you learn about essential information, such as how to do laundry, what is there to do around CUW, where your mailbox is, etc.

Your Specified Location

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Falcon Family Rules

Student actors will role-play scenarios that might occur during your CUW experience, followed by a debriefing session where students can discuss their reactions to the scenarios and learn information to help make safe, informed decisions.

Todd Wehr Auditorium

9:15pm – 11:00pm

Welcome Dance

Come show off your dance moves under the stars! If dancing isn’t for you, come listen to the music and enjoy some snacks!

*Rain Location: CCES 2nd Floor

Concordia Center for Environmental Stewardship

Saturday, Aug 27
Time Event/activities Location
7:30am – 9:00am

Breakfast

Breakfast as usual in the dining hall when you wake up!

Siebert Dining Hall
9:00am – 9:20am

Essentials Rotations

The CUW Essentials are a 3-part event. During each rotation, choose one of the sessions listed below that you would like more information about, have an interest in, etc.

Various Locations

9:30am – 9:50am

Essentials Rotations

The CUW Essentials are a 3-part event. During each rotation, choose one of the sessions listed below that you would like more information about, have an interest in, etc.

Various Locations

10:00am – 10:20am

Essentials Rotations

The CUW Essentials are a 3-part event. During each rotation, choose one of the sessions listed below that you would like more information about, have an interest in, etc.

Various Locations

10:30am – 10:50am

Wellness Rotations

The Wellness Rotations are a 3-part event. During each rotation, choose one of the sessions listed below to learn how to relieve stress and stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit at CUW.

Various Locations

11:00am – 11:20am

Wellness Rotations

The Wellness Rotations are a 3-part event. During each rotation, choose one of the sessions listed below to learn how to relieve stress and stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit at CUW.

Various Locations

11:30am – 11:50am

Wellness Rotations

The Wellness Rotations are a 3-part event. During each rotation, choose one of the sessions listed below to learn how to relieve stress and stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit at CUW.

Various Locations

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

Lunch as usual in the dining hall

Siebert Dining Hall

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Off Campus Excursions

Explore the local surroundings of CUW. There will be busses going both to Cedarburg and Lion’s Den. Both locations have a list of places to explore. The last bus pickup round will be 4-5pm, so keep that in mind when wanting head back to Concordia!

Depart from Field House Lobby

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Transfer Off Campus Social Event

Transfer students, this one is for you! Meet us in the fieldhouse lobby and we will head to Ozaukee Skateland!

Depart from Field House Lobby

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Trivia

If you choose to stay on campus during this time, join our NSE Leaders for some trivia with prizes!

Albrecht Lounge

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dinner

Lunch as usual in the dining hall

Siebert Dining Hall

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Scavenger Hunt

Have fun exploring campus as you work in teams to complete Amazing Race style tasks and compete for prizes.

Chapel Courtyard

7:45pm – 9:15pm

Small Group Summit #3

Meet up with your small group, debrief the day, and let your leader help you find your classes so you are prepared for your first week!

Your Specified Location

9:30pm – 10:30pm

Comedian and Juggler, Marcus Monroe

Come laugh with comedian and juggler, Marcus Monroe. Enjoy some popcorn!

Todd Wehr Auditorium

Sunday, Aug 28
Time Event/activities Location
7:30am – 9:30am

Breakfast and Small Group Summit #4

This is the last time your group will be meeting this weekend! Pick up breakfast, head to your small-group location, and get some last tips of how to thrive at CUW.

Your Specified Location
10:00am – 11:00am

Opening Service

Start the year off right with an uplifting message from university leaders.

Chapel

11:00am – 12:45pm

Opening Picnic Lunch

Enjoy lunch with other upperclassmen CUW students, courtesy of Sodexo and the President’s Office.

Rain Location: Albrecht Lounge and Siebert Dining Hall

Chapel Courtyard

1:00pm – 1:15pm

Class Photo

Commemorate your first weekend in college and join your classmates to capture the Class of 2025!

Bluff

1:15pm-1:30pm

Transfer Student Photo

We want to capture the faces of the newest incoming class of transfer students as well, so head to the Bluff for your own class photo!

Bluff

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Co-Curricular Fair

Interested in getting involved on campus? Come check out what clubs/organizations Concordia has to offer! A complete list of participating groups can be found on the CUW App.

*Rain Location: Chapel Hallway

Chapel Courtyard

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Social Activities

Join your NSE leaders for some Slip’n slide kickball, volleyball and giant lawn games, ice cream hangout, tie-dye, and rock painting.

*Weather dependent activity

Regent's Courtyard & Catalyst Building

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Dinner

Dinner as usual in the dining hall

Siebert Dining Hall

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Haven

God draws together bands, emcees, and speakers to create a flood of student praise, fellowship, and growth. Led by Concordia students, for Concordia students. ALL students are welcome.

*Rain Location: Terrace Room

Chapel Courtyard

8:15pm – 9:30pm

All Hall Meeting #2

Come meet the other students living in your hall!

Your Residence Hall

8:15pm - 9:30pm

Commuter Student Check-in

If you’re a commuter, head to the Albrecht Lounge for one final check-in with your NSE Leaders.

Albrecht Lounge

Monday, Aug 29

Have a great first day of classes! Check your class schedule on the CUW portal for times.

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Questions?

If you have any questions about Winter Orientation, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah Deheck at 262-243-4277 or sarah.deheck@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!