CUC Jump Start

New Student Jump Start Orientation!

Welcome to Concordia University Chicago! Jump Start is the required orientation program for all new incoming Cougars. This program is built to give you all the tools you need to feel prepared for your life a CUC student.

This exciting orientation, will introduce you to a variety of campus faculty and staff, understand academic policies and procedures, learn about the many support resources, and become familiar with the different programs, activities, and service opportunities offered to enhance your CUC experience.


The Jump Start program is now available

The Jump Start program is held at the beginning of the admitted semester in the fall and spring. The program is available on specific dates for all new Freshmen and new Transfer students, with the purpose of equipping the new CUC students with information that will support their college journey!

Register by reviewing your admission packet for you login credentials, login to Connect.CUChicago.edu, and register for Jump Start in the portal.

Summer
June, July, and August - For all new fall semester students.

Freshman

Registration Deadline

        Tuesday, June 7

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

        Tuesday June 14

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

        Friday, June 17

Friday, June 10, 2022

        Tuesday, July 28

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

        Thursday, July 30

Thursday, June 23, 2022

        Thursday, July 21

Thursday, July 14, 2022

        Thursday, July 28

Thursday, July 21, 2022

        Tuesday, Aug. 16

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Transfer

Registration Deadline

        Thursday, July 14

Thursday, July 07, 2022

        Thursday, Aug. 4

Thursday, July 28, 2022

New Freshman Summer Jump Start

To help you become better acquainted with the CUC campus, you must attend one of the Jump Start sessions that will be held in June, July and August. Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend Jump Start with you.

This orientation is filled with important information that will:

  • Introduce you to a variety of campus staff
  • Help you understand academic policies and procedures
  • Teach you about the many support resources
  • Familiarize you with the different programs, offices and activities offered to enhance your CUC experience.

This day-long program is designed to equip you with key information, like your course schedule, allow for time to meet friends and learn about the many ways CUC is committed to supporting your educational journey.

In addition to summer Jump Start, all new students must attend the Welcome Weekend New Cougar Training. This fun and informative program takes place on Aug. 26 and 27!

Summer Freshman Jump Start Dates:

Freshman

Registration Deadline

        Tuesday, June 7

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

        Tuesday, June 14

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

        Friday, June 17

Friday, June 10

        Tuesday, June 28

Tuesday, June 21

        Thursday, June 30

Thursday, June 23

        Thursday, July 21

Thursday, July 14

        Thursday, July 28

Thursday, July 21

        Tuesday, August 16

Tuesday, August 9

New Transfer Student Summer Jump Start

As a transfer student, we know you’ve chosen CUC for specific reasons. While you’ve gained experience as a college student, CUC is unique in its character, policies and resources.

To help you become better acquainted with the CUC campus, all transfer students are required to attend one of the Transfer Jump Start sessions that will be held in July and August. Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend Transfer Jump Start with you.

Summer Transfer Jump Start Dates:

Transfer

Registration Deadline

        Thursday, July 14

Thursday, July 07, 2022

        Thursday, Aug. 4

Thursday, July 28, 2022

New Student Spring Jump Start (January 2023)

Spring Jump Start is our orientation program designed to guide your transition to Concordia University Chicago!

You’ll check-in to the University or move into your residence hall and then experience a full day of engaging informational sessions.  You’ll also have the opportunity to meet new friends, and key staff and faculty who are part of your new community. To help you become better acquainted with the CUC campus, you must attend this Jump Start session.

Spring 2023 Schedule TBD


Jump Start Dates

Freshman

Registration Deadline

        Tuesday, June 7

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

        Tuesday June 14

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

        Friday, June 17

Friday, June 10, 2022

        Tuesday, July 28

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

        Thursday, July 30

Thursday, June 23, 2022

        Thursday, July 21

Thursday, July 14, 2022

        Thursday, July 28

Thursday, July 21, 2022

        Tuesday, Aug. 16

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Transfer

Registration Deadline

        Thursday, July 14

Thursday, July 07, 2022

        Thursday, Aug. 4

Thursday, July 28, 2022

 

What to Expect