Welcome Incoming Concordia Cardinals!

You have logged into your student portal, registered for classes and applied for housing – the last piece of your transition to becoming a CUAA Cardinal is Fall Welcome Weekend! During this 4-day experience, you will:

  • Meet new friends
  • Get comfortable on campus before classes start
  • Learn about all the great activities you can take part in
  • Learn about academic expectations and university conduct
  • Attend worship services
  • Get ready for what could be some of the greatest years of your life
  • Have a ton of fun
  • And much more

This year, Fall Welcome Weekend will take place August 22nd-25th!

Fall Welcome Weekend is required for all incoming undergraduate new and transfer students; mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable start to your CUAA career!

2019 Fall Welcome Weekend

Thursday, August 22nd
9:00am – 12:00pm New Student Check In & Move In
Students check in to their housing, and move into their residence halls!
Enjoy coffee and water. Egg open until 4:00 pm
Central Campus
11:00am – 12:00pm Commuter Students Check-In Central Campus
12:00pm – 2:00pm Picnic Lunch & Faculty Meet and Greet
Parents, Students and Faculty enjoy lunch together.
Manor Tent
2:00pm – 2:45pm Welcome Chapel
A short chapel service welcoming students and parents, as they begin their new adventure at Concordia.
Chapel of the Holy Trinity
3:00pm – 4:00pm Ice-Cream Social & Resource Fair
You and your loved ones partake in an ice cream sundae and discover life beyond the books before saying goodbye.
Central Campus
4:00pm – 4:45pm Fall Welcome Weekend Check-In Central Campus
5:00pm – 6:00pm T-Time
Small groups meet with their TL’s and get to know each other and go over upcoming weekend
6:00pm – 7:30pm Playfair
A fun activity that will help students to get to know each other!
Cardinal Fieldhouse
7:30pm – 8:45pm Fiesta! Dinner
Everyone eats dinner together at the Manor tent.
Manor Tent
9:00pm – 9:45pm Hall Meetings & Commuter Student Social
Residential and CMC Students attend a meeting with their RA at their new Residence Hall. Commuter Students attend a meeting of their own in the Nest.
Res Halls or Game Room
9:45pm – 10:45pm Community Bonfire Sponsored by Campus Ministry
Students relax and enjoy fellowship around a campfire! S’mores and music too!
Central Campus
Friday, August 23rd
8:30am –
Eat breakfast with your new friends!
Cardinal Café
10:00am –
Scavenger Hunt for Class Schedule: incentive/prize
Football scrimmage starts at 10:00am
Café Hall
11:00am –
Connect with your small group to discuss the presentation and any questions you might have.
12:00pm –
CEIR- Fashion show and lunch etiquette Manor Tent
2:00pm –
A Shot of Reality Blackbox
3:00pm –
#400 talk with Marv Fox Blackbox
3:15pm –
T-Time Varies
4:00pm –
Cardinal Cup Grass Beneath Chapel Point
6:00pm –
Hawaiian Dinner
Nest Open 7:30-9:00 pm
Cardinal Café
8:00pm –
Outdoor Movie: Aladdin - sponsored by SGA Riverside Patio or Blackbox
Saturday, August 24th
8:30am –
Breakfast Cardinal Café
9:30am –
Pre-Day of Service Send-Off Chapel of the Holy Trinity
10:00am –
Day of Service Various Sites across Ann Arbor
6:00pm –
Group speaker reflections from day of service
Cardinal Café
7:00pm –
Final T-Time Varies
7:30pm –
Off Campus Target Trip Target
Sunday, August 25th
9:00am –
Church Visits Various Faculty and Staff
2:00pm –
Conco Color Blast: East v. West Riverside Docks


Contact Alisha Anderson, Student Events & Career Engagement Coordinator
alisha.anderson@cuaa.edu | 734-995-7508

We look forward to seeing you on campus!