Fall Orientation Schedule

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Join us August 24-27th for a fantastic kick-start to your CUW Adventure! 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!

Find the full schedule of events is below. Note that this schedule may change slightly between now and August 24th.

Thursday, Aug. 24th

9:00AM – 3:00PM:  Check-In & Move In (for Residential Students)
3:00 – 4:00PM: First Generation Student Reception
4:00 – 5:30PM: Commuter Student Orientation
4:00 – 5:30PM: Parent Orientation
5:30 – 7:00PM: President’s Dinner
7:00 – 8:00PM: Sending Off Ceremony

After the Send Off, please take time to say your goodbyes.

8:00 – 9:00PM: Parent Reception
8:00 – 8:30PM: All Hall Meeting (for Residential Students)
8:00 – 8:30PM: sWING it: Commuter Student Reception
8:45 – 9:00PM: Welcome to the Jungle: Introduction to Orientation Team
9:00 – 10:30PM: Small Group Summit #1
10:30 – 11:30PM: “Come On and Safari with Me!”: Music Trivia

Friday, Aug. 25th

8:30 – 10:00AM: Faculty/Student Breakfast
10:00 – 10:45AM: Small Group Meeting #2
11:00AM – 1:00PM: Setting Your Compass: Concordia Essentials Rotation
1:00 – 2:15PM: Lunch with Small Group
2:30 – 5:00PM: It’s a Jungle Out There: Service Event
5:00 – 6:00PM: Dinner
7:00 – 7:30PM: Small Group Summit #3
7:30 – 9:00PM: CUW Gone Wild: Virtual House Party
9:00 – 11:30PM: Jungle Rumble: Music Concert
9:00 – 11:30PM: Toucan Play That Game: Game Night!

Saturday, Aug. 26th

9:00 – 10:00AM: Breakfast
10:00AM – 12:00PM: Crazy Quicksand: Sand Castle Competition, Tie Dye & Sports Competitions
12:00 – 1:30PM: Lunch
1:30 – 1:40PM: Small Group Summit #4
1:45 – 3:25PM: How to Thrive in the Jungle: Wellness Rotation
3:30 – 5:00PM: Journey Through Concordia’s Animal Kingdom: Scavenger Hunt
5:00 – 7:00PM: Dinner
7:00 – 8:00PM: Haven
8:00 – 9:00PM: Small Group Meeting #5
9:00 – 11:00PM: Skit Night!

Sunday, Aug. 27th

9:00 – 10:00AM: Breakfast/Small Group Summit #6
10:00 – 11:00AM: Opening Service
11:00 – 1:30PM: Opening Picnic
12:30 – 4:00PM: Shuttles to Target, Meijer, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Metro Market
1:30 – 3:00PM: Super Sweet Safari Search: Find Your Classes
3:30 – 5:30PM: Co-Curricular Fair
5:30 – 7:00PM: Dinner
7:00 – 7:30PM: All Hall Meeting #2
8:00 – 10:00PM: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Pirates of the Caribbean:  Outdoor Movie

Note: Parents, guardians and family members – you are invited to attend the first day (Thursday) of Orientation! The Friday – Sunday schedule, however, will be solely for new and transfer students