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Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) is a continuing orientation program for all new Concordia-Chicago students and serves as a welcome back to campus for returning students. Led by student volunteers, new and returning students have the opportunity to meet new friends, learn about campus resources, have fun, and participate in service opportunities. Some events during the week may be subject to change.

FALL 2017 EVENTS

Most new students check in for the fall semester on Thursday, August 17. We have activities planned for you and your family in the afternoon. We look forward to seeing you!  For other check-in dates, please see the full schedule

 

Thursday, August 17

 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

New Residential Student Check In

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

New Commuter Student Check In

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Music and You (McCormick Recital Hall)

4 p.m.  

Service of Welcome and Induction (New Students: Check-in at the Art Gallery at 3:30 p.m. to have your name read.)

5:30 p.m. 

New Student BBQ

7 p.m.

Mandatory Floor Meetings for Residents

8 p.m.  (dusk)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Movie in the Triangle sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket!

Friday, August 18 - New students: Wear your new CUC shirts to the Cougar Kick-Off!

 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

 

Cougar Kick Off (mandatory for all new students) begins in the Chapel of Our Lord at 9 a.m.  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Sessions Include:

  • Welcome from the Dean of Students
  • Safety on Campus: Public Safety, Village Emergency Response, and Title IX
  • Serving and Leading on Campus: Academic Integrity, Financial Literacy, Student Involvement
  • College Meetings: Meet faculty in your major college
  • Class of 2021 Photo
  • Comedian Michael Dean Ester
  • First Freshman Seminar Class Meeting (freshmen only)
  • Your Transfer Experience (transfers only)

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Returning Student Check-in (full schedule)

6 p.m.

Stroll2Starbucks with Spiritual Life

8 p.m.

Hypnotist Daniel James sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement 

Saturday, August 19

7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 Service Saturday! Don’t forget to wear your #ServeAndLead Shirt!

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

ROCK THE BLOCK: BLOCK PARTY! Sponsored by the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement

Featuring: featuring live music, photo ops, wax hands, and $5 personal brick fire oven pizzas.

8 p.m.

Bubble Soccer presented by Campus Recreation & Intramurals

Sunday, August 20

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

NCAA Athletes: Opening Devotional and Student-Athlete Orientation

3:30 p.m.

University Opening Service and Celebration featuring the Dedication of Concordia Hall

5:30 p.m.

Dinner in the Triangle

8:30 p.m.

Returner/Transfer floor meetings (various residence hall floors)

10 p.m.

 

Join us for a Service of Prayer and Praise at the Triangle. Rain location is the Chapel of Our Lord

 

Monday, August 21 - First Day of classes

 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.  Good Morning, Charlie! (Firelane)
   
   
   

Check out the calendar below for highlights during the #First6Weeks as part of #CUCWOW!

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Opening Service & BBQ

21

1st Day of Classes!

8-10a Good Morning Charlie 9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

11a Chapel Art Dedication & Donuts

6p Theatre Dept Welcome (Bergmann)

22

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

9:30p Pep Band (Band Room)

 

23

SGA Ice Cream Truck

6-9p Theatre Dept Auditions (Bergmann)

24

 

   25

MGF

11a Focus Friday Chapel

4p Ultimate Frisbee Club

26

 

27

Kindness 5K*

28

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

29

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

30

11a-2pm Cougar Fest Involvement Fair

31

Blood Drive*

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P

MGF

2pm, 5pm Soccer Double-header vs CU-Neb

4p  U.F. Club

2

2pm, 5pm Soccer Double-header vs CU-AA

 

3

Shuttles to Rosemont Shopping & Fun!

4

Labor Day

12pm Womens Soccer vs Webster

 

5

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

5pm Volleyball vs North Park

7pm Volleyball vs North Central

6

5-6p CEG Meeting

 

6p Yoga at the Pillars (bring mat)

7

4pm Womens Tennis vs IL Inst. Tech

8

MGF

4p Ultimate Frisbee Club

9

12:30p Football vs Lewis-Clark Valley College

4:30p Mens Soccer vs. Webster

10

 

11

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

 

12

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

4pm Womens Tennis vs Aurora

13

7p Volleyball vs Benedictine

14

4pm Womens Soccer vs IL Inst. Tech

15

MGF

4p Ultimate Frisbee Club

16

8am Makin’ Tracks 5k*

 

10am Womens Tennis vs Alverno

17

 

18

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

19

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

20

 

21

 

22

MGF

4p Ultimate Frisbee Club

23

 

24

Homecoming!

 

25

Homecoming!

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

26

Homecoming!

9:30a Ultimate Frisbee Club

27

Homecoming!

3:30pm Womens Tennis vs Alverno

28

Homecoming!

 

 29

MGF

Homecoming!

Family Weekend

4p Ultimate Frisbee Club

 

30

Homecoming!

Family Weekend

1pm Womens Tennis vs IL Inst. Tech

 *Tickets and/or pre-registration required. Click the link for details.  

MGF  = Maroon & Gold Friday – every Friday is MGF