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Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a continuing orientation program for all new Concordia-Chicago students and serves as a welcome back to campus for returning students. Led by student volunteers, new and returning students have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn about campus resources, have fun, and participate in service opportunities. Some events during the week may be subject to change. Please check back often for the most up to date schedule!

FALL 2016 EVENTS 

Events are subject to change.  

Thursday, August 18
 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Residential Student Check In
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  New Commuter Student Check In

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

WOW Lab Assistance:  Retake ALEKS Math Placement Test or get help completing summer seminar assignments  (Addison 150)

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

torchTrailblazer Fair with the Office of Multicultural Student Engagement (Pillars Lawn)  This Family Fun Festival is an afternoon event for incoming First Generation students and their families to gather, mingle, and interact with OMSE staff and current students. From 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. guests can meet Southpaw, mascot from the Chicago White Sox!

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 treble clefMusic and You (McCormick Recital Hall)

4 p.m.                                                                               (3:30 p.m. Ceremony Check-in for Students)

Service of Welcome and Induction (New students: check in at the Art Gallery before the service to have your name read.)  Can't make it to campus? Ceremony will be streamed live!
5:30 p.m. 

New Student BBQ

Residential Students: Bring your ID to swipe in for dinner

Families: Please see WOW staff for tickets

Fall Athletes who commute: Please sign in with your team for meals

Faculty/Staff: Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Employee tickets are limited.

7 p.m. Mandatory Floor Meetings for Residents
8 p.m.  Free Comedy Show sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement! (Bergmann Theatre)
Friday, August 19
New students: Wear your new maroon CUC shirts to the Cougar Kick-Off! 
 
*** All other returning students check in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
   
9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Cougar Kick Off (mandatory for all new students) begins at in the Chapel of Our Lord at 9 a.m. Students will receive a personalized schedule upon arrival.  Transfers will finish at 4:30 p.m.
7 p.m. Nerdology Game Show (Cougar Den)
   
Saturday, August 20
 
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Service Saturday!  Stop by the Service Table during University Check-in on Aug. 18 to verify your project!  Don't forget to wear your #ServeAndLead Shirt!
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. WOW Lab Assistance:  Retake ALEKS Math Placement Test or get help completing summer seminar assignments  (Addison 150)
2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

ROCK THE BLOCK Block Party! Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement, featuring Beach Party on Campus with Spiritual Life

Interested in attending the Cubs or White Sox games?  Tickets go on sale at the Block Party Registration table at 2 p.m.!  Tickets are $10 each and limited to two tickets per event per student ID. 

5 p.m. Women's Soccer versus Beloit College
5:30 p.m.  Evening Devotions at the Pillars
8 p.m - 10 p.m.  Capture the Pokemon!  Pokemon Go! Meet-up Event sponsored by Campus Recreation and Intramurals featuring free food, music, bonfire, games, and of course lots of lures bringing in Pokemon!
   
Sunday, August 21
 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  cuchicago cougar logo NCAA Athletes: Opening Devotional and Student-Athlete Orientation
10 a.m.

Sunday Morning Worship with President Daniel Gard and University Pastor Jeff Leininger featuring Student & Alumni Choir

12 p.m. - 2 p.m. WOW Lab Assistance:  Retake ALEKS Math Placement Test or get help completing summer seminar assignments  (Addison 150)
4 p.m.   University Opening Service and Celebration
5 p.m. Opening Celebration BBQ in the Triangle
8:30 p.m. Returner/Transfer floor meetings (various residence hall floors)
9:30 p.m. Join us for a Service of Prayer and Praise at the Triangle. Rain location is the Chapel of Our Lord. 
   
Monday, August 22

First day of classes!

 
    

Check out the calendar below for highlights during the #First6Weeks as part of #CUCWOW!

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SUNDAY

 

MONDAY

 

TUESDAY

 

WEDNESDAY

 

THURSDAY

 

MGFRIDAY

 

SATURDAY

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22

1st Day of Classes!

23

9:30pm Pep Band (Band Room)

24

 

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 26

10:50am Trusheim Hall Dedication & Residence Hall Groundbreaking

27

 

28

Shuttles to Rosemont Shopping & Fun!

29

 

30

 

31

11a-2pm Cougar Fest Involvement Fair

7pm Cubs Game*

1

4pm Womens Soccer vs. IL College

2

CAB Movie Night!

3

1pm Football vs. Ripon

4

IM Kickball Tournament

5

Labor Day

Beach Day Excursion

6

 

7

4pm Womens Soccer vs. N. Central

8

 

9

7pm Sox Game*

10

3pm Womens Soccer vs. UWSP

11

2pm Mens Soccer vs. IL College

IM Ultimate Frisbee begins

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15

 

16

Family Weekend

7pm V-ball vs. Robert Morris

17

Family Weekend

7am Makin’ Tracks 5k*

1pm Football vs. Hope

18

Family Weekend

1pm CUC vs. Marian Soccer Women/Men Doubleheader

19

 

20

4pm Mens Soccer vs. IIT

21

2pm Womens Soccer vs. Benedictine

22

 

23

CAB Funny Friday!

 

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27

7pm V-ball vs. Aurora

28

3pm Mens Soccer vs. Dominican

4pm Womens Soccer @ Dominican

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1

10am & 2pm Womens Tennis

12pm V-Ball vs. CUW

*Tickets and/or pre-registration required.  MGF  = Maroon & Gold Friday – every Friday is MGFriday