Orientation Schedule

This is your guide for Orientation Weekend. The schedule below will help keep you on track for the weekend's exciting activities. 

Note: This schedule is subject to change each year.

LAUNCH 2020 is August 21-23. 

students pose in front of the Son of Man Be Free statue at Concordia University, Nebraska

Fall 2019 Schedule

Thursday, August 22

Continental Breakfast 7:15 - 9 a.m.

Janzow Campus Center Dining Hall

Students eat free. Meals can be purchased on a cash basis for $5 each.

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

JCC Upper Level Lobby and Cattle Conference Room
  • Check in with Admissions Counselor
  • Sign up for music audition time
  • Register vehicle and bicycle
  • Check health records
  • Check Athletic Participation forms
  • Meet area bank reps - Cattle Bank & Trust, Jones Bank
  • Verify financial information with Student Financial Services (Janzow 204)
  • Verify FERPA information
  • Library Resources
  • Student Employment
  • Freshmen check-in with first year advisor
  • Academic Resource Center & ADA info
  • Check for employment opportunities
  • Pick up residence hall keys

Have "First Day of College Photo" taken with Bruiser sponsored by the Alumni Office

Lower level of Janzow Campus Center (JCC)

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

Weller Main Level

  • Have ID/Yearbook photo taken (Weller 102)


Lunch 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Janzow Campus Center Dining Hall

Students eat free. Meals can be purchased on a cash basis for $5 each.

Meet & Greet With Departments 1-2 p.m.

Walz Fieldhouse

Students/parents may visit with faculty about programs and majors offered.

President's Welcome 2-2:30 p.m.

Walz Arena

Parents Meet with FYE Instructors 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Thom - Various Rooms

"How do I support my child through college?"

Student-Launch Groups & New Student Photo 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Bulldog Stadium

Time to Settle In 3:30-5 p.m.

Continue to unpack, explore downtown Seward, etc.

Free Farewell Dinner 5-7 p.m.

Janzow Campus Center Dining Hall, Cattle Conference Room, Holthus Plaza

The President and members of the cabinet will serve dessert in the JCC lobby and outside the bookstore. When you finish eating, enjoy some ice cream at the grill, lobby, plaza or deck. Goodbye families! Thank you for being with us today.

Campus Scavenger Hunt 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Floor Meeting 9-10 p.m.

Friday, August 23

Cafeteria Hours: 
Breakfast: 7:45 - 9:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Auditions for Choirs and Bands 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Music Building

Mandatory NAIA New Student-Athlete Orientation 9-10 a.m.

Thom Auditorium

Freshmen - First Year Experience Orientation 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thom - Various Rooms

Transfers - Meet advisor, registration info, etc. 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Thom 205

LAUNCH Lunch With FYE 12-1 p.m.

Student Services Resource Scavenger Hunt 1:30-2:30 p.m.

- Student Life Office
- Academic Advisor
- Academic Support/ADA Advisor
- Alumni Office
- Health Center Director and Nurse
- Counseling Office
- University Chaplain
- Director of Career Services

Seward Walking Scavenger Hunt 3-5 p.m.

LAUNCH Dinner 5-7 p.m.

White Our Football Scrimmage 7-9 p.m.

Bulldog Stadium

Choose An Activity 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Bonfire and Worship - Outdoor Chapel
Games - Janzow Top and Outdoor Deck
Movie and popcorn - Cattle Conference Room

Saturday, August 24

Cafeteria Hours: 
Breakfast: 8 - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 - 7 p.m.

LAUNCH Breakfast 8-10 a.m.

Brother/Sister Floor Activity 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

LAUNCH Lunch 12 - 1 p.m.

Your Decision 1-3 p.m.

- Indoor/outdoor games, watch scrimmages, etc.
- Women's Soccer at 1 p.m. Bulldog Stadium

Life at Concordia Nebraska 3:30-5 p.m.

Music Recital Hall & Thom Auditorium

BBQ Tailgate  6-7:30 p.m.

Holthus Family Plaza

Rain plan - Cattle Conference Room

The "O" Show 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Weller Auditorium

Bulldog Bash 8:30-11 p.m.

Holthus Family Plaza

This is a street dance/hangout time. Come ready to play volleyball, twister, cards, listen to music and dance the night away!

Sunday, August 25

Cafeteria Hours: 
Breakfast: 8 - 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 - 7 p.m.

Worship Opportunity 8 a.m - 12 p.m.

Your resident assistant (RA) and LAUNCH leaders will make sure you know where to go!

Time to Settle and Get Organized 12-4 p.m.

LAUNCH Weekend Wrap Up 4-5 p.m.

Thom Auditorium and Weller Auditorium

Student panels "What should I do the first week of school?

LAUNCH Dinner 5-6 p.m.

Freshmen Floor Meeting 6-6:45 p.m.

In case of inclement weather on Thursday, the new student group photo will be taken during this time.

Concordia's Opening Service  7 p.m.

St. John Lutheran Church

Upperclassmen Floor Meeting 9:45 p.m.

All upperclass hall students must attend this meeting on their floors