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Orientation Dates: April 25 | June 15 | August 10

Saturday, April 25
*first-year students only
Monday, June 15
*first-year and transfer students
Monday, August 10
*first-year and transfer students

We are excited you are joining the Concordia community!

To help make this important transition in your life a success, we invite you to campus for Orientation. Orientation is designed to complete your class registration, learn more about financial aid and share information about campus life. Your family is welcome and encouraged to join you as our guests*.
*Due to space, we request no more than 2 guests per student.


Before Orientation

Submit Your Tuition Deposit

Admitted students are required to make a $100 tuition deposit to reserve their place in the entering class. The deposit is applied to your first semester tuition at Concordia.

The deposit is non-refundable after May 1, 2015.

Send Your Housing Application and Payment

In order to receive your housing assignment at Orientation, your completed housing application as well as your housing down payment must be received prior to your orientation date.

April Orientation attendees will receive their housing assignment in June.

Students Entering Concordia in Fall 2015:
To request campus housing for the 2015-16 academic year, apply immediately.

When applying, review the Housing Agreement and return the completed housing application with a down payment of $125 (non-refundable after May 1, 2015). The housing application will not be processed without payment.

First-year students are required to live on campus unless living at home with a parent or guardian. If you meet this criteria and do not plan to live on campus, you must complete and submit the Petition to Live Off Campus.

Students requiring any accommodations should complete this form and contact Student Accessibility Services at as soon as possible when applying for housing.
The deadline for accommodation requests is June 1 for fall term.

Submit the Immunization Form

Minnesota State law requires proof of immunization. You will not be allowed to enroll until the required documentation has been submitted.


Orientation Toolkit

Get to Know CSPConnect

CSPConnect is Concordia University's student portal and is a secured community communication tool that allows you to access customized information tailored to your role as a student. It is where you can view your grades, manage your finances, and view outstanding items. You will be using CSPConnect often as a student, so we encourage you to get familiar with it now.

Orientation Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

8:30am Check-In
9:00am University Welcome
9:30am Academic and Financial Aid Overview
10am-12pm Rotating Sessions
- Advising Information
- Faculty Meetings
- Bear Necessities
12:00pm Lunch with CSP Community
1:00pm Chapel
1:30pm Campus and Student Life Overview
2:00pm Student and Family Breakouts
- Students: Campus Tour and Residence Life
- Family: Speaker and Resource Room
3:30pm Orientation Wrap Up

Orientation Parking

Complimentary parking is available in multiple places on campus. For this event, you are encouraged to park in campus parking lots A, B, or E.

  • Lot A is located on Concordia Avenue, approximately 1 block east of Hamline Avenue
  • Lot B is located on Hamline Avenue, approximately 1 block south of Concordia Avenue
  • Lot E is located on the corner of Concordia and Hamline Avenues

Additional parking is available on the city streets (adhere to posted parking restrictions) and all other campus lots.

Once parked, follow posted signs to the Pearson Commons for check-in.


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