Take advantage of the opportunities available exclusively to alumni.

If you’ve completed a single course at Concordia-Chicago, you’re a member of our expansive alumni network. Check out our menu of the benefits and services available to you.

Planning to connect with classmates away from campus? Order a complimentary CUChicago Alumni Event Box for your small (up to 15) or medium-sized (up to 40) group. Materials may include: Planning Guide, CUChicago brochures, upcoming Alumni events poster, University spirit gear such as alumni buttons and other giveaways, maroon and gold balloons, and Alumni sign-in sheet.

To request your Event Box, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 888-258-6773 or alumni@CUChicago.eduPlease allow 2-3 weeks after order confirmation to receive your materials.

In these tough economic times, navigating the job market can be challenging. Concordia-Chicago's Office of Career Services is here to help you translate your experiences at Concordia-Chicago into a career, whether seeking your first position or making a career transition. 

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Concordia University Chicago is proud to share news of accomplishments and other milestones with the Concordia-Chicago community. Be sure to stay connected through address updates, getting in touch with classmates and through The Forester, the University's magazine for alumni and friends.

Address Updates

To help keep the alumni database up-to-date, please provide your new email or postal address as quickly as possible after your transition. Please note that all edits can take 6-8 weeks to be in full effect as some mailing lists may already be in the works at the time of your submission.

Connect with a Classmate

We are happy to assist with connecting Cougars. However, due to privacy policies, the University is unable to share alumni contact information directly to a third party. When looking for a classmate, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to learn more about the process.

Class Notes

News and notes for The Forester, Concordia-Chicago's biannual publication for alumni and friends of the University, are an exciting opportunity to learn about the successes of our alumni. Entries should be submitted by the person featured (rather than a third party) so that accuracy may be verified. When submitting a death notice, please include a copy of or link to the obituary, if possible, and include the names and class years of any survivors who attended Concordia-Chicago.

Pictures are encouraged to accompany news—especially when alumni are in the photo. Please submit photos as an email attachment along with your submission. Digital photos should be a minimum of 1200 pixels on its longest side. Photo prints are also acceptable but cannot be returned.

NOTE: Information and image submission provides Concordia-Chicago rights for use and distribution of the image but does not guarantee its publication. All submitted items may be edited for space and content.

Three Ways to Connect

  1. Email alumni@CUChicago.edu
  2. Phone 888-258-6773
  3. Mail your materials to:
    Office of Alumni Relations
    Concordia University Chicago
    7400 Augusta Street
    River Forest, IL 60305

All graduates and friends are encouraged to sign up for the bi-monthly alumni e-newsletter. Register today to receive the latest information about upcoming events, special offers and to stay connected to classmates.

Alumni and friends can sign up by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@CUChicago.edu.

Online social media sites are an easy way to connect with friends and classmates. Concordia-Chicago alumni can network professionally through our LinkedIn alumni group or personally through our Facebook page.

Group Rentals: Concordia-Chicago is a wonderful location to host your special event or meeting in the Chicagoland area. Groups of all sizes utilize the campus year-round for their unique needs. Contact Conference Services at 708-209-3091 for details.

Weddings: Ceremony rentals are reserved for current students, alumni or members of the staff and faculty. All wedding celebrations must be approved by the Campus Pastor, Rev. Dr. Jeff Leininger, before scheduling an event date. Inquiries should be directed to 708-209-3470.

On-Campus Housing: 
Limited guest housing is available during the 2019-20 academic year in Gross Hall. Questions about opportunities can be directed to Pete Becker at Pete.Becker@CUChicago.edu.

Living together in a vibrant and influential Christian academic community, our Christian faith is an imperative value to live as productive citizens of the Church and world. We warmly invite all alumni and friends of the University to submit requests—specific or general—to your partners in prayer.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6).

The spiritual guidance you received while a student at Concordia University Chicago should not end just because you're not taking classes anymore. Whether you are serving in a church profession, or giving glory to God in another vocation, our Christian community would very much like to support you, give thanks with you and rejoice with you.

Pastor Jeff Leininger, our University Pastor, warmly invites all alumni and friends of the University to submit requests—specific or general—to your partners in prayer. We will then offer these requests throughout the week during our morning chapel time.

To submit prayer requests, please email Pastor Leininger at Jeff.Leininger@CUChicago.edu

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining the academic records of the institution through prompt, courteous and accurate service. Their team is happy to assist with transcript requests and other record questions.

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Stay up-to-date on all the campus happenings through press releases focused on the University, academics, community, lectures and conferences, campus activities and the arts.

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