AdmissionsWelcome Weekend

Have fun, meet new friends, and get connected to the Concordia Community!

Welcome Weekend is full of programs and activities – both fun and informative. You’ll experience everything from a community cookout, to an off-campus service event, to your first college class – all designed to help you transition smoothly to college life.

Welcome Weekend Info

August 20-23, 2015

Contact Admissions

Email: admissions@csp.edu
Phone: 651.641.8230
Address:
Concordia University – St. Paul
Office of Admissions
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Welcome Weekend Highlights

Thursday, August 20

Highlights:
Move-In Day
Residence Hall Meetings
Bingo

Friday, August 21

Highlights:
CSP Seminar begins (1st year students)
Service Event
Comet's Cookout
Comedy Sportz

Saturday, August 22

Highlights:
FUN Fest 2015
Saint Paul Saints Game
Bonfire

Sunday, August 23

Highlights:
Sunday Morning Worship
Scavenger Hunt
Games on the Knoll

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Wednesday, August 19
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Welcome Center – Returning Students
Student Leaders/Fall Athlete Early Arrivals
Cross of Christ Fellowship Center (Chapel)
Thursday, August 20
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bookstore Open Buenger Education Center (BEC) 102
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. SEVIS Registration Appointments for International Students. International Student Services Office (LU116)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Welcome Center – New Students
First-Year and New Transfer Students Move in to Residence Halls/Arrive on Campus
Cross of Christ Fellowship Center (Chapel)
Residence Halls
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Welcome Center
Returning & Transfer Students Move in to Residence Halls
Cross of Christ Fellowship Center (Chapel)
Residence Halls
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Service of Transition (for all new students and families) Graebner Memorial Chapel
5:00 p.m. Family Goodbyes Cross of Christ Fellowship Center (Chapel)
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Meal Plan Dinner (meal plan or cash required) Winget Student Life Center
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Residence Hall Meetings In Your Respective Hall
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Bingo(First-Year Students)
(Other programs for Hyatt/Holst Residents at Holst Hall)
Buenger Education Center (BEC)
10:00 p.m. Evening Chapel

Graebner Memorial Chapel
Friday, August 21
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Meal Plan Breakfast Winget Student Life Center
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bookstore Open Buenger Education Center (BEC) 102
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CSP Seminar Kick-off with Jermaine Davis
(Required for first-year students)
Buetow Auditorium
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CSP Seminar Class 1 (Required for first-year students) Classrooms
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Concordia Spirit – Building Better Bears
(Required for first-year students) Lunch included
SeaFoam Stadium
1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Live with Purpose Service Event – Feed My Starving Children
(Required for first-year students)
SeaFoam Stadium
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Transfer Student Welcome (dinner included) Library Technology Center 214
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Comet’s Cookout – Luau Theme
(All-Campus Event, free for students, faculty, and staff; no meal plan required)
The Knoll
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Comedy Sportz
(Presented by the Concordia Activity Board (C.A.B.) and open to all students)

Buetow Auditorium
9:00 p.m. Campus Movie – Avengers Age of Ultron Cross of Christ Fellowship Center (Chapel)
Saturday, August 22
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meal Plan Breakfast Winget Student Life Center
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CSP Seminar Class 2 (Required for first-year students) Classrooms
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CSP Seminar Local Lunch (Required for first-year students) Classrooms
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. FUN Fest 2015 (Required for first-year students) Gangelhoff Center (GC)
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Students of Color Meeting (food will be served) Music Band Room 118
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Student Accessibility Services open house (food will be served) Winget Student Life Center 3rd Floor
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meal Plan Dinner Winget Student Life Center
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Game time 7:05 p.m.
Saint Paul Saints Game (C.A.B. student event tickets distributed at move-in) Pearson Commons
9:00 p.m. Bonfire, Music and Marshmallows – (Presented by CSP Ministry) Fellowship Fire Pit (between Holst and Wollaeger Hall)
Sunday, August 23
Monday, August 24
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meal Plan Breakfast Winget Student Life Center
10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship Graebner Memorial Chapel
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. Lunch Winget Student Life Center
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Student Success Panel (Required for first-year students) E.M. Pearson Theatre
2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. CSP Seminar Scavenger Hunt (Required for first-year students) Classrooms
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meal Plan Dinner Winget Student Life Center
7:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Games on the Knoll

The Knoll
CLASSES BEGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS
10:30 a.m. Festival of Beginnings

Buetow Auditorium
10:00 p.m. Evening Chapel Graebner Memorial Chapel
Wednesday, August 26
10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Part-Time-Job Fair: On- and Off-Campus Jobs

BEC
Wednesday, September  2
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Campus and Community Involvement Fair
(Required for first-year students)
BEC

FAQs

Please refer to our list of questions and answers to help ensure a smooth transition onto campus. If you have additional questions not answered here, please contact your admissions counselor.

Can I arrive EARLIER than my assigned move-in time?

No.

The move-in times are coordinated to ensure maximum efficiency and ease for all students and families arriving on campus.

Can I arrive LATER than my assigned move-in time?

Yes, but all new students must arrive on campus by 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 23.

When can I buy my books?

Books are available to be purchased now at the CSP Bookstore. *Be sure to check hours of operation

Books can also be purchased during Welcome Weekend, starting Thursday, August 20.

What are Concordia’s technology requirements?

 

Students enrolling at Concordia must have access to a laptop that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. An acceptable device is one that is capable of running a supported operating system (View the hardware and software requirements). Most laptops sold within the last two years will meet these requirements.

Concordia is one of the first universities to partner with Microsoft to license Microsoft Office for all students. This software will be available at no cost to students and the license allows installation on up to five devices owned by the student.

Residence Hall F.A.Q.’s

First-Year Students

What items should I bring for my residence hall room?

*This list is intended for students living in Luther Hall or Wollaeger Hall

  • 3M Brand removable adhesive
  • Basic office/school supplies
  • Bathrobe
  • Blanket, pillow & towels
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Extra-long sheets and mattress pad
  • Knife/fork/spoon
  • Laundry basket or hamper
  • Microwave safe plates and bowls
  • Mug or cup
  • Pictures/mementoes
  • Recycling container
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • UL approved power strip
  • Waste basket and garbage bags
  • Water bottle
  • White poster putty

The following items are nice to have, but not essential:

  • First aid supplies (band aids, aspirin, cold/allergy tabs, etc.)
  • Refrigerator smaller than 4 cu.ft.
  • Small fan
  • Stereo/radio
  • Television and long cable cord
What items are NOT ok to bring for my residence hall room?

*This list is intended for students living in Luther Hall or Wollaeger Hall

  • Candles or incense
  • Christmas/holiday lights
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Hot plate; grill machine
  • Microwave
  • Multi-plug adapters
  • Refrigerator larger than 4 cu.ft.
  • Space heater
  • Toaster, toaster oven, etc.
What items will CSP provide for my residence hall room?

*This list is intended for students living in Luther Hall or Wollaeger Hall

  • Bed and mattress (extra long twin, 36” x 80”)
  • Cable television
  • Carpeting
  • Closet and dresser
  • Desk and desk chair
  • In-building laundry room
  • Microwave (in lounge)
  • Window blinds
  • Wireless internet
Where can I get a loft for my bed?

Lofts can be obtained by contacting Sharon Schewe, our Residence Life Manager, at schewe@csp.edu or 651-641-8228.

Transfer Students

What items should I bring for my apartment?

*This list is intended for students living in Holst Hall or Hyatt Village

  • Blanket, pillow & towels
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamp (not halogen)
  • Extra-long twin sheets & mattress pad
  • Garbage/recycling cans
  • Kitchen items (Holst): Communication between roommates as to who will bring what is encouraged.
    Suggested items: Cooking utensils & silverware, Dish soap, Dishes & glasses, Oven mitts & pot holders, Paper towels & dish towels, Pots & pans, Storage containers, Toaster
  • Laundry basket or hamper, laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • White poster putty
  • UL approved power strip
What items are NOT ok to bring for my apartment?

*This list is intended for students living in Holst Hall or Hyatt Village

  • Candles, incense
  • Extension cords
  • Halogen lamps
  • Microwave
  • Multi-plug adapters
  • Personal refrigerators (Holst)
  • Space heater
What items will CSP provide for my apartment?

*This list is intended for students living in Holst Hall or Hyatt Village

  • Bed and mattress (extra long twin, 36” x 80”)
  • Cable television
  • Carpeting
  • Closet and dresser
  • Desk and desk chair
  • In-building laundry room
  • Window blinds
  • Wireless internet