Service to the community is a longstanding and integral part of Concordia-Chicago's identity.

CUC offers various resources and opportunities for members of the greater community to engage with the University, both on and off campus.

Track and Athletic Field

The University's track and athletic field is currently open to the public when not in use by the Concordia-Chicago athletic teams or community partners.

General public access hours are posted at the south entrance to the track. Daily availability may be viewed using the University's master facility use calendar.

Early Childhood Education Center

The Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) provides a Christ-centered environment where children from birth to age 6 learn and grow through project-based learning, social interaction, leadership, team discovery, physical play and expressive arts.

Being connected to the University sets the ECEC apart from other educational learning institutions:

  • Exposure to the University’s music and art departments
  • Spiritual activities including bi-monthly Chapel
  • Once-a-week visits, for three and older classes, to the University dining hall for balanced meals and community time
  • Access to campus-wide facilities for learning, exploring and daily exercise
  • Enrollment through kindergarten, making the move from preschool upward a natural and stress-free transition

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For Kids and Teens

The University is proud to offer activities for kids and teens from Oak Park-River Forest and beyond, including summer camps, theater and music, learning resources and more.

For Adults and Seniors

Area adults and seniors participate in a variety of special events, learning opportunities and engaging experiences throughout the year. The University is proud to host a cultural, spiritual, academic and recreational opportunities that enlighten our neighbors and promote lifelong vitality.

Preparatory and Community Piano Program

Premium piano instruction for both children and adults from the surrounding communities. Students at any level, from beginning through advanced, are eligible for lessons with our specially trained faculty.

Our innovative approach combines the best of traditional methods with the latest thinking and techniques in music education. It is a creative approach that helps all students realize their greatest potential and musical growth. Our faculty members are specially trained in teaching students of all ages and levels and appear regularly in their own professional performances.

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Community Fitness and Health Assessment Program

Concordia University offers a health, fitness, and performance assessment service to individuals in the River Forest and Chicago area. Faculty and staff utilize state-of-art laboratory equipment with the latest knowledge and research in exercise testing to help clients become healthier individuals or improved athletes.

The assessments offered by the Exercise & Sports Science Laboratory can be performed on individuals of all ages, fitness levels, athletic experience and musculoskeletal or functional ability.

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Local Business Advantage Program

Service for the common good is a longstanding value of Concordia University Chicago—giving back to the community is an important part of who we are.

One way we seek to live out that principle is by providing employees of local businesses with discounted access to our nationally recognized online degrees as well as customized professional development opportunities. Employees who feel invested in are more likely to stay and contribute better to their organization. When you or your staff members are looking for more enrichment, take the next step by enrolling at Concordia-Chicago.

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