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 Orientation! 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 Orientation will take place on August 23-26, 2018.

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

Student Schedule

This year’s theme is “Live in 3D! Dream. Discover. Do.” The complete schedule for students and family members is available below:

Thursday, Aug. 23rd
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: New Student Check In & Move In
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Picnic Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm: Welcome Chapel
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Ice-Cream Social
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Commuter Student Check In & Social
  • 4:15pm – 5:00pm: Orientation Check In
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: T-Time
  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm: Playfair
  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm: Fiesta Dinner!
  • 8:30pm – 9:00pm: T-Time
  • 9:00pm – 9:45pm: Mandatory Hall Meetings
  • 9:45pm – 10:45pm: Community Bonfire
Friday, Aug. 24th
  • 9:00am - 10:00am: Breakfast
  • 10:00am – 11:00am: ETS Testing
  • 11:00am – 11:45am: Resource Fair in the Gym
  • 11:45am – 12:45pm: Department Parties/Meet and Greets
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Health and Wellness Presentation
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm: T-Time
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm: CloseUP
  • 4:30pm – 5:00pm: T-Time
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm: Conco Color Blast
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm: Dinner
  • 8:00pm – 9:00pm: Cardinal Cup: Part 1
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm: Outdoor Movie
Saturday, Aug. 25th
  • 8:30am – 9:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Send-Off Service
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: Day of Service
  • 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Dinner and Debrief
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Cardinal Cup: Part 2
  • 9:00pm-11:00pm: Off Campus Trip
Sunday, Aug 26th
  • 7:30am – 9:30am: Breakfast
  • 8:00am – 12:00pm: Church Exploration
  • 3:00pm-5:00pm: Target and Meijer Trip
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Dinner & Closing

Family Schedule

Family members, guests and relatives, you are invited to attend part of the first day (Thursday) of Fall Orientation. The Friday-Sunday schedule, however, will be solely for new and transfer students.

Thursday, Aug. 23rd
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: New Student Check In & Move In
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Picnic Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm: Welcome Chapel
  • 3:00pm – 4:00pm: Ice-Cream Social
    • During the ice - cream social, please take time to say your goodbyes.

Winter 2019

If you are coming to CUAA in January, please plan to attend Spring Orientation. More information will be coming soon!

Questions?

Contact Coordinator of Student Engagement: Audrey Loest at 734-995-7563 / audrey.loest@cuaa.edu

We look forward to seeing you on campus!