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 spring 2018 term? Explore our Winter Jump Start session details!

Submit your enrollment deposit to be eligible to register for Jump Start today! 

Before you can register for a Jump Start, you need to make your enrollment deposit. Simply log into Concordia Connect to complete this process. After submitting the enrollment deposit, you'll immediately be able to sign up for orientation on the "Jump Start" page in Concordia Connect!


Do you plan to begin at CUC in the fall 2018 term? 

Jump Start orientation sessions for new freshmen will be held in June, July and August. Online registration for summer Jump Start sessions will open in February.

2018 Summer Jump Start Dates

Dates Registration Deadline
June 15-16 Friday, June 8
June 21-22 Thursday, June 14
June 27-28 Wednesday, June 20
July 13-14 Friday, July 6
July 17* Tuesday, July 10
July 26-27 Thursday, July 19
August 15* Wednesday, August 8

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

    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