Orientation is held for all incoming Concordia students, whether first-year, transfer or international students.

There are several smaller orientations, which are tailored to the specific needs of these student populations.  Each summer, two Pre-Orientations are held for first-year students that will attend the College in the fall.  These orientations help students and parents make the proper preparations in order to ensure a smooth transition into college life.  It also allows for students to meet future classmates and professors before attending starting their fall semester.  A Transfer Orientation is held over the summer as well.  This orientation focuses on the transition to another college.  International students also have their own orientation, which allows for an easier transition not only into college life, but into American culture.

Our Fall Orientation is a three day event held the weekend before fall semester classes begin.  Fall Orientation is a student run and planned event, making it enjoyable and easy to meet new students.  Orientation activities consist of three components: academics, community life and social activities.  Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of this orientation in order to develop relationships with classmates, faculty and staff, as well as being to utilize all that the College has to offer.

For students who will be entering Concordia in the spring semester, there is January Orientation.  The goal, as is in every orientation, is to have students become comfortable with the transition of a new chapter in their life.

Upcoming Orientation Dates:

  • Spring Orientation: January 10, 2014
  • First Year Orientation:  June 7 & July 19, 2014
  • International Orientation:  August 19, 2014
  • Connection & Student Success Orientation:  August 21, 2014