Giving To Concordia
Golden Celebration 2016
Important Information to Know
Off Campus Accommodations
A block of rooms has been guaranteed at each of the locations listed below. Contact the hotel directly to make reservations at rates listed. Due to the arrival of students, on campus housing is not available. Additional lodging suggestions are also available.
Less than 7 miles from campus
The Carleton of Oak Park
Comfort Suites O'Hare Airport
Holiday Inn Express/Hillside
More than 7 miles from campus
Spring Hill Suites/Elmhurst
CougarCorps Event Volunteers
Celebrations of this size require countless helping hands, and many have already contributed their time and talents. If you would like to help make the Golden Celebration a success, please indicate your preferences during registration or call 888-258-6773 for more details.
Dress is casual and comfortable for summer in Chicago. Be sure to bring walking shoes if participating in campus tours. Festive dress is suggested for Sunday's Celebration Banquet and Opening Service.
Free parking is available in Concordia’s parking structure. Permits are required for overnight guests, and overnight street parking is prohibited in River Forest. The VIP Cougar Cart will be in use throughout the weekend to assist in transporting guests between campus buildings.
For promotional purposes, videos and photographs will be taken at the Celebration Weekend. Your registration constitutes permission for Concordia University Chicago to use your likeness in promotional materials and post your name and housing preference on the Golden Celebration Website.
Registration & Cancellation Policy
All registrations must be received by Friday, August 12, 2016 to ensure all materials are ready for the weekend. Refunds will not be granted after this date. To cancel your registration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations by e-mail, mail or fax, noting your request.
Reception of Holy Communion at Concordia-Chicago
We celebrate in the Lord’s Supper the true presence of Jesus Christ in, with and under the bread and wine. In this sacrament our sins are forgiven and we are given life, salvation and peace. If you are not a member of a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod and wish to commune, please take a moment to speak to Campus Pastor Jeff Leininger before the Sunday morning worship service. He can be reached before the reunion at Jeff.Leininger@CUChicago.edu or 708-209-3470 All who wish are welcome to come forward to receive a blessing.
Questions? Special Needs?
Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 888-258-6773 or alumni@CUChicago.edu with any special suggestions or requests you may have for Golden Celebration 2016. We will do our best to accommodate any physical or dietary needs.