Concordia Experience


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!


Most students check in for the fall semester on Thursday, August 20. We have activities planned for you and your family in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you!

A brief schedule is listed below - look for continued updates throughout the summer!

Thursday, August 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Residential Student Check In
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  New Commuter Student Check In
4 p.m.   Service of Welcome and Induction
5:30 p.m.  New Student BBQ
7 p.m.  Mandatory Floor Meetings for Residents
8 p.m. Evening Fun for All!
Friday, August 21
*** All other returning students check in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Cougar Kick Off (mandatory for all new students)
8 p.m.  Evening Fun for All!        
Saturday, August 22
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Service Saturday!
8 p.m.  Evening Fun for All!
Sunday, August 23
10 a.m. Resurrection Service, Chapel of Our Lord
4 p.m.   University Opening Service and Celebration
8:30 p.m. Returner/Transfer floor meetings (various residence hall floors)
10 p.m. Join us for a Service of Prayer and Praise at the Triangle. Rain location is the Chapel of Our Lord. 
Monday, August 24

First day of classes!