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!


Events are subject to change.  More events and details will be released throughout the summer!

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
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) Free fun from the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement!
Friday, August 19
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) 
6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Free fun from the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement!
Saturday, August 20
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 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!
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Freee fun from the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement!
5:30 p.m.  Evening Devotions at the Pillars
Sunday, August 21
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.   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

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 22

First day of classes!


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