Orientation Schedule

Abbreviations: JCC - Janzow Campus Center; PE - P.E. Building; TLEC - Thom Leadership Education Center; Walz - Walz Human Performance Complex 

Friday, Aug. 21 -
 Student & Parent Information Day

7:15 - 9 a.m.
(Optional) Continental Breakfast (JCC Dining Hall)
Students eat free.  Other meals can be purchased on a cash basis. (Breakfast $6.75+tax/person)          

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Taking Care of Business . . .

JCC Upper Level, Lobby & Cattle Conf. Room

  • Check in with Admissions Counselor
  • Have "First Day of College Photo" taken
  • Sign up for music audition time
  • Find out about bookstore services
  • Register vehicle and bicycle
  • Freshmen check-in with first year advisor
  • Check health records
  • Check Athletic Participation Forms
  • Academic Resource Center & ADA Info
  • Meet area bank reps-Cattle, Jones, Union, LCEF
  • Check for employment opportunities
  • Pick up residence hall keys (after you have turned in required health forms)

Post Office - Lower level of (JCC)

  • Pick up Post Office box keys (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Check CUNEAlert
  • Load up the laundry card

Weller Main Level

  • ID/Yearbook photo taken (Weller 102)
  • Verify financial information with Student Financial Services (Weller 106)

11 - 1 p.m.
(Optional) Lunch (JCC Dining Hall)
Students eat free. Meals can be purchased on a cash basis. ($8.30+tax/person)

1 - 2 p.m.
Dessert with Professors and Directors (Atrium in Walz)
Students/Parents visit with faculty about programs and majors offered or talk to any of the areas or services offered at this time. 

2 – 2:30 p.m.              
President’s Welcome. (Walz Arena)

2:30 – 4 p.m.               
Time to Settle In 
Continue to unpack, go downtown, etc. Your decision!

4 - 5 p.m.                 
Parents and Freshmen and Transfers--First Year Experience Orientation: Bring your class schedule! (TLEC: Get your room assignment as you enter the building)

5 - 7 p.m.
FREE Farewell Dinner (JCC Dining Hall or Cattle Conference Room)

New students, transfers, & parents join faculty, staff, coaches, RAs and LAUNCH leaders.

The President and members of the Cabinet will serve dessert in the JCC lobby! When you finish eating enjoy an ice cream sundae in the lobby or on the deck!

Goodbye families!  Thank you for being with us at Concordia today!


Students Only!

7 – 7:30 p.m.               
New Student Class Photo and Launch Groups (Stadium)

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.              
Campus Competition (Pizza to the Floors that win)

9 – 10:00 p.m.        
The “O” Show (Weller Auditorium)

10:00 p.m.  
Movie Night


Saturday, Aug. 22

8 - 10 a.m.

9 - 10 a.m.
New Athlete Orientation with the Director of Athletics (TLEC Auditorium) 

9 a.m. - noon
Auditions for Choirs and Band  (for those who reserved a time)

11 a.m. – noon  
Brother/Sister Floor Meeting (Plan activities and get to know each other)

Noon - 1 p.m.
Launch Lunch (Eat with Coaches and FYE Instructors)

1 - 3 p.m.
Your Decision:  (indoor/outdoor games, watch scrimmages, slip 'n slide, etc.) -- location TBA; Volleyball @ 1 p.m.; W. Soccer @ 2 p.m.; M. Soccer @ 4 p.m.

3 - 4:30 p.m.
“Life at CU” (Weller Auditorium)

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
T-Shirt Time

5:30 – 7 p.m.
BBQ Tailgate (Janzow Campus Center, outside entry and deck)

7 - 9:00 p.m.        
White Out Football Scrimmage in the Stadium

8:30 -11:30 p.m.
Bulldog Bash (Street in front of Janzow)
This is a street dance, hangout time.  Come ready to play volleyball, twister, cards, listen to music, and dance the night away! 


Sunday, August 23

8 - 11 a.m.

8 - 12 p.m.
Worship Opportunity (Sign up to attend a local church on bulletin board)

11 - 1 p.m.
Lunch: Dining hall and Dog House Grill open

1 – 2:00 p.m.              
FYE 101 Virtual Assignment

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Devotion and Wrap Up (Weller Auditorium)

3:30 – 5 p.m.              
Time to Settle and Get Organized! 

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Dining Hall and Dog House Open

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
All freshmen and transfers meet up (Janzow Top) 

7 p.m.
Concordia’s New Year Student Worship (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Seward)

10 p.m.
Floor Meeting: All residence hall students must attend this meeting on their floors.