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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 2015 EVENTS

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
11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

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Trailblazers: Please RSVP and remember to wear your Trailblazer t-shirt!

4 p.m.   Service of Welcome and Induction (New students: check in at the Art Gallery before the service to have your name read.)
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
8:30 p.m. (dusk) Movie in the Triangle: Guardians of the Galaxy with S'mores by College Life
   
Friday, August 21
New students: Wear your new CUC shirts to the Cougar Kick-Off! 
 
*** All other returning students check in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
   
9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Cougar Kick Off (mandatory for all new students) 
9 a.m. Dean of Students Welcome
9:30 a.m. Campus Safety
10:30 a.m. Freshman: Playfair
 

Transfers: Transfer Tips

(Transfers who would like to attend Playfair instead, please contact Academic.Advising@CUChicago.edu to reschedule Transfer Tips)

12 p.m.  Lunch on your own
1 p.m. Get Involved at CUC!
1:20 p.m. Financial Literacy
1:50 p.m.  Honor Code and Title IX
2:30 p.m.

 All College Meetings
Arts & Sciences: OPRF Room
Education: CC 200
Business: KZ 120
*Once your College meeting has ended, please go promptly to the Class Photo shoot

3:45 p.m.  Class Photo
4:00 p.m.  Meet Your Success Coach
4:15 p.m.   Picture 2Returning NCAA Athletes: Drug-Free Sport Presentation
5:15 p.m.   Picture 2New NCAA Athletes: Drug-Free Sport Presentation
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. The KCC Takeover: Fun, games, prizes, snacks and comedian Erik Rivera in the KCC Cougar Den. Sponsored by The Office of Student Leadership and Involvement, Commuter Programs, The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement, Student-Led Campus Ministries, Sodexo, and Barnes and Noble.
Saturday, August 22
 
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Service Saturday!  Stop by the Tent on August 20 to verify your project!  Don't forget to wear your #ServeAndLead Shirt!
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Rehearsal for Sunday Morning Worship Choir

Join Golden Alumni as they celebrate 50 years through song as part of an alumni choir directed by Sean Newman '12 for Sunday morning’s worship. Rehearsals are Saturday 8/22 from 9 - 10:30 and Sunday 8/23 at 9 a.m. in McCormick Recital Hall (Kretzmann Hall) before service at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. If interested in singing along, please email alumni@CUChicago.edu or call 888-258-6773.

3 p.m. - 5 p.m. “Beach” Day on Gross Beach, sponsored by SLCM
5:30 p.m.  Evening Devotions at the Pillars

Current students, led by Jennifer Becker ’17, President of Student-Led Campus Ministries, are invited to join Golden Alumni for a tradition more than six decades old. Come to the Pillars Steps (Rain Location: McCormick Recital Hall) for acapella worship as we give Him thanks for all students – past, present and future.

7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.  Brunswick Zone River Grove (Tickets are $5 per student, available in the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement August 21-22)
   
Sunday, August 23
 
9 a.m. 

Rehearsal for Sunday Morning Worship Choir

Join Golden Alumni as they celebrate 50 years through song as part of an alumni choir directed by Sean Newman '12 for Sunday morning’s worship. Rehearsals are Saturday 8/22 from 9 - 10:30 and Sunday 8/23 at 9 a.m. in McCormick Recital Hall (Kretzmann Hall) before service at 10 a.m. in the Chapel. If interested in singing along, please email alumni@CUChicago.edu or call 888-258-6773.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Picture 2NCAA 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

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lab Time

Did you forget to complete your online homework for Freshman Seminar?

StrengthsQuest begins at 10am

My Student Body begins at 11am

College Student Inventory begins at 1pm
4 p.m.   University Opening Service and Celebration
5 p.m. Dinner in the Triangle
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!

 
   

 Check back for additional programming throughout the coming weeks!  

 

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