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Thursday, August 24th - Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Concordia University Ann Arbor looks forward to welcoming you this Fall 2023. Get ready for a weekend full of adventure and connection. If you have any questions or comments regarding Fall Welcome Weekend either call LaDonna Hawthorne at (734) 995-4804 or email

A preview of Fall Welcome Weekend 2022


Fall Welcome Weekend 2023 is a 4 day long celebratory weekend introducing you to campus life, featuring the following events:

  • Cardinal Cup
  • Playfair
  • Goosechase--The Ultimate Digital Scavenger Hunt
  • Deluxe Grocery Bingo
  • Outdoor movie
  • Off Campus Excursions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Cash prizes and giveaways
  • Day of Service
  • And Much more!


Our 2023 schedule is still being finalized. For a glimpse of what Fall Welcome Weekend 2022 looked like, click below. Stay tuned for the 2023 schedule release.

2022 Fall Welcome Weekend Schedule

Welcome Weekend Registration


Goosechase is a scavenger hunt app that allows you to accomplish creative missions to get to know Concordia better! Compete individually to challenge your friends, meet new people, and win cash prizes! Click this link to download the App (Apple Store | Google Play)! Enter Game Code: MXX4R4 to access our Fall Welcome Weekend themed Goosechase game. The game will go live at 4:15 pm on Friday, August 25th and run through Sunday night. Winners will be announced at Deluxe Grocery Bingo on Thursday, August 31st!

The prizes are:

  • 1st Place Prize: $100 gift card of your choosing
  • 2nd Place Prize: $50 Amazon gift card
  • 3rd Place Prize: $25 Target gift card
Goosechase scavenger hunt (game code: 5W777K)


Service is at the core of our identity. That is why we offer opportunities throughout the year and during Fall Welcome Weekend for Cardinals to put the love of Christ into practice and serve others on and off campus! Day of Service will take place Saturday, August 26th 2023. We will depart campus at 10:45 am and return to campus at 2:00 pm. There will be 3 volunteer sites for students to choose from. Transportation to off-campus sites will be provided. Students will have the opportunity to choose which site they would like to volunteer at during their T-Time meetings; however, students are free to register for Day of Service in advance. See below for where Cardinals may serve this August!

Register here!

Volunteer Sites

  • Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
    • Location: 6241 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
    • Website
    • Description: Helping to organize furniture and any other donations received at the store
  • NAPWorkdays
    • Location: Local park(s) in Ann Arbor
    • Website
    • Description: Helping to organize furniture and any other donations received at the store
  • Care Packages for Meals on Wheels
    • Location: On-campus
    • Description: Making care packages for the homeless and giving to Meals on Wheels