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.
- Transfer students - learn more about your specialized Jump Start program!
- Parents are also welcome to attend to learn more about the transition to Concordia University Chicago.
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
|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:
- Meet individually with an academic advisor to register for classes
- Meet individually with Financial Aid and Student Business Services staff
- Learn about spiritual life opportunities on and off campus
- Have an overview of academic life
- Participate in a tutorial about Concordia Connect – CUC's online portal that provides you with information about your course schedule and fees
- Be introduced to academic expectations
- Learn about opportunities for involvement inside and outside the classroom
- See how CUC works to fulfill our mission to equip "men and women to serve and lead with integrity, creativity, competence, and compassion in a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urbanized church and world."
The Concordia Fair
- Learn about:
- Housing options and meal plans
- Service learning
- On-campus jobs
- Vehicle registration
- Get your photo taken for your CUC ID
- Join in activities to get to know your new classmates
- Experience a trip to downtown Chicago
- Enjoy a reception with faculty and staff