Concordia Experience

Jump Start

All new students—freshmen and transfers—are required to attend Jump Start, CUC's orientation program. The program helps you and your family become better acquainted with unique aspects of the University and provides you with an opportunity to meet your future classmates.

Do you plan to begin at CUC in the fall 2018 term? 

Fall 2018 classes begin Monday, August 27. Jump Start orientation sessions for new freshmen will be held in June, July and August.

Online registration for summer Jump Start sessions is now open on Concordia Connect!

2018 Summer Jump Start Dates

Dates Registration Deadline
June 15-16 Friday, June 8
June 21-22 Thursday, June 14
June 27-28 Wednesday, June 20
July 13-14 Friday, July 6
July 17* Tuesday, July 10
July 26-27 Thursday, July 19
August 15* Wednesday, August 8
August 22 Monday, August 20

    *These program dates are open to commuter students only. All other program dates are open to both residential students and commuter students. 


    View a sample schedule for the two-day Jump Start orientation sessions for new freshmen (PDF, 49 KB).

    View a sample schedule for the one-day Jump Start orientation sessions for commuter students (PDF, 193 KB).

    View a sample schedule for the Final Jump Start orientation sessions for new students on August 22 (PDF, 49 KB).

    Jump Start for STUDENTS features:

    Program sessions
    The Concordia Fair
    • Learn about:
      • Housing options and meal plans
      • Intramurals
      • Service learning
      • Security
      • On-campus jobs
      • Vehicle registration
    • Get your photo taken for your CUC ID
    Social Events
    • Join in activities to get to know your new classmates
    • Experience a trip to downtown Chicago
    • Enjoy a reception with faculty and staff

      Jump Start Resources