Concordia Experience

Jump Start

All new students—freshmen and transfers—are required to attend Jump Start, CUC's orientation program. The program helps you and your family become better acquainted with unique aspects of the University and provides you with an opportunity to meet your future classmates.

Do you plan to begin at CUC in the fall 2019 term? 

Fall 2019 classes begin Monday, August 26. Jump Start orientation sessions for new freshmen will be held in June, July and August.

Online registration for summer Jump Start sessions will open on Concordia Connect beginning February 1, 2019.

2019 Summer Jump Start Dates

Dates Registration Deadline
June 14-15 Friday, June 7
June 20-21 Thursday, June 13
June 26-27 Wednesday, June 19
July 12-13 Friday, July 5
July 25-26 Thursday, July 18
July 30* Tuesday, July 23
August 14* Wednesday, August 7

    *These program dates are open to commuter students only. All other program dates are open to both residential students and commuter students. 

    Download your CUC Freshman Checklist (PDF) to review what you need to do to prepare for enrollment in the Fall 2019 semester.

    Jump Start for STUDENTS features:

    Program sessions
    The Concordia Fair
    • Learn about:
      • Housing options and meal plans
      • Intramurals
      • Service learning
      • Security
      • On-campus jobs
      • Vehicle registration
    • Get your photo taken for your CUC ID
    Social Events
    • Join in activities to get to know your new classmates
    • Experience a trip to downtown Chicago
    • Enjoy a reception with faculty and staff

      Jump Start Resources