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 24-30, 2017

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 24

Highlights:
Move-In Day for First-Year Students
Residence Hall Meetings
Bingo

Friday, August 25

Highlights:
Move-In Day for New Transfer and Returning Students
CSP Seminar begins (1st year students)
Service Event
Comet’s Cookout
Comedy Sportz

Saturday, August 26

Highlights:
Concordia’s “Amazing Race”
Derek Hughes- Stand-up Magician
Movie: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Sunday, August 27

Highlights:
Sunday Morning Worship
Games and Fun on the Knoll
Bonfire and S’mores

Welcome Weekend Schedule

Monday, August 21
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Student Leadership Day Buenger Education Center (BEC)
Thursday, August 24
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dining Hall Open Winget Student Life Center
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Commons Café Open Pearson Commons
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Bookstore Open
Get your textbooks, Concordia apparel and more at your campus bookstore! You’ll need your textbooks for class on Monday!
Buenger Education Center (BEC) 102
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Welcome Center – First-Year Commuter Student Check-in
(Required for first-year students)

First-Year Students Move in to Residence Halls
Cross of Christ Fellowship Center(Chapel)
Residence Halls
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Meal Plan Lunch
(meal plan or cash required)
Winget Student Life Center
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
Take time to say farewell to loved ones. CSP Ministry team members will be available for prayer with families.
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
(Required for first-year residential students)
In Your Respective Hall
8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Bingo
BINGO and PRIZES make a great night! Come play a game or two or ten! Snacks provided.
Buenger Education Center (BEC)
10:00 p.m. Evening Chapel Graebner Memorial Chapel
Friday, August 25
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dining Hall Open Winget Student Life Center
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Commons Café Open Pearson Commons
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Meal Plan Breakfast Winget Student Life Center
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bookstore Open Buenger Education Center (BEC) 102
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Comet’s Crew Orientation Session 1
(Required for first-year students)
This is your first opportunity to meet with your assigned Comet’s Crew group (CC). CC leads are current CSP students who will guide you through your orientation process. They will encourage, mentor, and help ease your transition to a new college campus.
Buenger Education Center (BEC)
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CSP Seminar Kick-off with Jermaine Davis
(Required for first-year students)
Kick off your first college class with professional speaker, author and communications professor Jermaine Davis.  Learn keys to success in college through his fun, passionate, and inspirational approach.  You will also be introduced to your own CSP seminar instructor.  Don’t forget to wear your name tag and close toed shoes!
Buetow Auditorium
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Welcome Center – Transfer Commuter Student Check-in
Returning & Transfer Students Move into Residence Halls
Cross of Christ Fellowship Center(Chapel)
Residence Halls
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. We Are CSP
(Required for first-year students)

Enjoy lunch with your CSP Seminar class and participate in two fun events: FunFest encourages strong connections with each other and Live with Purpose provides the opportunity to give back to our community.FUN Fest
What do inflatable obstacle courses, a parachute, and karaoke all have in common? Fun Fest! Get to know other first-year students by completing various team challenges in order to be crowned Fun Fest Champions.Live with Purpose–Feed My Starving Children
Join your peers to hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children to help alleviate hunger around the world. Bus transportation is provided.
Required to wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing.
Knoll, GC, Off-Campus
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Transfer Student Welcome
(lunch included)
Transfer students have the opportunity to network with other transfers, meet peer advisors and staff, and learn about resources for success at CSP.
Theatre Dance Studio 105
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Comet’s Cookout – LuauTheme
(All-Campus Event, free for students, faculty, and staff; no meal plan required)
Food, friends and fun, with an island style! All are welcome to participate in Tiki Island rockwall climbing, mechanical surfing, mini-golf and a tropical themed obstacle course.  Live island music and hula dancing will also accompany the traditional Luau meal.  This all campus event is free and promises to be tasty and fun.
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)
Head over to the Buetow Auditorium for an interactive comedy show. ComedySportz is a Minneapolis based improv group and they are bound to make you laugh. You might even become part of the show!
Buetow Auditorium
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Returning Students – Residence Hall Meetings
First-year – Res. Hall Student Activity
In Your Respective Hall
Saturday, August 26
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meal Plan Breakfast Winget Student Life Center
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bookstore Open Buenger Education Center (BEC) 102
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Comet’s Crew Orientation Session 2
(Required for first-year students)

* Wear shoes that are comfortable to walk in
Assigned Classrooms
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bookstore Open Buenger Education Center (BEC) 102
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CSP Seminar Class
(Required for first-year students)
Buetow Auditorium
12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m. CSP Seminar Lunch on the Light Rail (Required for first-year students – includes lunch) Local Community
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Concordia’s “Amazing Race”
(Required for first-year students)

You and your CSP Seminar class are on a mission to rack up the most points while navigating the Metro Transit Light Rail through your local community. As a team, your task is to figure out where each clue leads and explore the Midway community in the process. There may be a few snacks along the way!
Twin Cities Area
 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Academic Advising Open Meyer Hall 114
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Diversity Meeting
(snacks will be served)
BEC
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meal Plan Dinner Winget Student Life Center
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Derek Hughes- Stand-up Magician
(Presented by the Concordia Activity Board (C.A.B.) and open to all students)
Join us for a live performance from Derek Hughes, the native Minnesotan who the New York Times lauded as “thoroughly entertaining.” Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, and the CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Most recently, he was a finalist on season 10 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
E. M. Pearson Theatre
9:00 p.m. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Movie
(Presented by Residence Life)
E. M. Pearson Theatre
Sunday, August 27
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
Concordia students typically join with local congregations for their Sunday worship, but this morning we offer new and returning students the opportunity to worship together on campus.
Graebner Memorial Chapel
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Bookstore Open Buenger Education Center (BEC) 102
12:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. Meal Plan Lunch Winget Student Life Center
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CSP Seminar
(Required for first-year students)
Hear from Peer Advisors as they give insightful answers to freshman’s common questions and share their personal stories about how they overcame their first-year obstacles.
Buetow Auditorium
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Comet’s Crew Orientation Session 3
(Required for first-year students)
Comet’s Crew will take you on a tour to find your classrooms and answer any final questions you have before classes begin.
Assigned Classrooms
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Games and Fun on the Knoll
Enjoy this low-key time to fellowship with your new classmates, get your room ready, and explore the local community. There may even be a few surprises!
Knoll
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Meal Plan Dinner
CAB Coffee House – Music by Preston Gunderson
Preston Gunderson is a singer songwriter based out of Minneapolis. With his powerful voice and catchy melodies, Gunderson’s songs have been bringing in listeners of all ages and capturing audience’s attention.  This Northern Minnesota native will have you singing along while you eat dinner and catch up with friends.
Winget Student Life Center
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Bonfire and S’mores
Looking for a laid back event before your first day of classes? End the summer with a bonfire and S’mores. Co-hosted by CSP Ministry and the Campus Activities Board (CAB).
Fellowship Fire Pit (between Wollaeger and Holst Halls)
Monday, August 28
CLASSES BEGIN FOR ALL STUDENTS
10:30 a.m. Festival of Beginnings
(All students, faculty, and staff)
The Festival of Beginnings is a gathering of the campus community to celebrate with Word and song the opening of another academic year. New faculty and staff, as well as student government and student organization officers, will be installed in their positions during this service.
Buetow Auditorium
10:00 p.m. Evening Chapel Graebner Memorial Chapel
Wednesday, August 30
10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Part-Time-Job Fair: On- and Off-Campus Jobs
Interested in working part-time on- or off-campus? Attend the job fair to meet with employers interested in hiring CSP students.
BEC
Wednesday, September 6
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Campus and Community Involvement Fair
(Required for first-year students)
Description: Discover opportunities for involvement in campus clubs, community service, campus ministry, and other interest and activity groups. Involved students are happy 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 28.

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 25.

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

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