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FAQ

How Do I Get Involved?

Giving of yourself is one of the most powerful ways in which you can give back to your Alma Mater. The CUI Alumni Association offers many programs in which you can become involved and offer your voice and expertise on-campus.

Volunteer to greet new students & families!
New Student Move-In Day (August): Provide drinks and refreshments to new students and their families as they moved into the residence halls.

Photos & Floats Send Off (August): Serve students and their families a traditional root beer float in a traditional plastic CUI cup before they say goodbye! There’s also a fun photo booth for that final selfie together.

Scarving (August): Welcome new students on the first day of school and foreshadow their future "Alumni status" with CUI's award winning tradition of scarving!

Eat & Greet Alumni Panel (October & April): Network with current students, guiding them along their journey before graduation with advice on jobs, resume writing, relationships, and more!

Homecoming (Jan/ Feb): Help with planning and events on this exciting day full of reminiscing and fun for all ages!

Senior Send Off (May): Enjoy a meal & fellowship with graduating students and their families just before they walk across that stage and enter the next phase of their life!

Contact the Alumni Office for more information by calling 949-241-3178 or email alumni@cui.edu.

Reunions!
Do you want to help organize a class reunion for your graduating class? If so, please email alumni@cui.edu

Were you involved with a club and want to see your friends again? Want to reminisce with friends from your residence hall? Visit CUI Connect to join the online community and reconnect with students who shared your experience. Also, email alumni@cui.edu and let us know! We can help you organize your reunion.

Host a "Dine with Alum" Event!
If you live within 30 minutes of campus you can volunteer to host a dinner for CUI students. As the host of "Dine with an Alum" you may choose the time, date and number of students you wish to host, and the Alumni office will take care of your guest list. You may choose to host a specific group of students such as Inreach, SHOUT or you can host students within a specific discipline or major. This is a great opportunity for you to meet with current students and to learn first hand what changes are taking place on campus.

Host a Regional Event!
Do you live far from campus? Other alumni do too! If you are interested in hosting, or simply being involved in a regional event in your area, please let us know. We are very interested in hearing from alumni currently living in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Northern California, Palm Springs and St. Louis. We would love to help coordinate an event in your area!

Actively Pray for the CUI Community!
The Lord has blessed Concordia University in many ways. We ask for your continued prayers as we continue to grow and provide a challenging education to future church workers and business leaders. Your time and prayers are greatly appreciated!

How Can I Impact a Future Student?

No matter the donation, every dollar counts. Our alma mater is ranked on number of Alumni who give – not the dollar amount given. Together, we can make a difference in the life of future alumni!

What can your gift be used for?

A gift of any amount is very significant to Concordia University! Here are just a few ways that your contribution dollars can be put to great use at CU:

  • Assist in purchasing new equipment for the athletic program - $25
  • Purchase a book for the CU library - $50
  • The cost of career assessments for a CU student - $65
  • The cost to keep the library open for one additional hour - $125
  • Fund an additional student Alumni Scholarship for a year - $1,000
  • Cost of a new computer in the computer lab - $1,200
  • The cost to pay the electric bill for one day at CU - $1,275
  • Faculty instruction for one student in an undergraduate class - $5,000
  • The cost to run the University for one day - $82,375
  • Contribute to the scholarship fund for students in need - Any amount!

If you would like your gift to be used in a specific area please let us know. Visit cui.edu/giving for all the ways you can make an impact on a future student.

How Can I Leave a Legacy with an Alumni Brick or Seat?

One of the most exciting ways in which you can make a gift to Concordia and leave your name on campus is to purchase an alumni seat or brick. Your name will be engraved on a plaque installed on a seat in DeNault Auditorium for a $500 donation. The Alumni Bricks are set into Concordia's foundation for a $100 donation. Your donation contributes to the Alumni Fund, supporting student scholarships and alumni connections!

Purchase your Alumni seat or brick

I need to order a transcript. How can I do that?

No problem! Visit the registrar, click on TRANSCRIPTS, and follow the prompts. You can also contact the Registrar directly at 949-214-3079 or registrar@cui.edu.

I’m a teacher and would like to add some CUI swag to my walls – can you send me something?

We love showing our CUI Pride! Send us an email to alumni@cui.edu to request some items. Please include:

  • Name
  • Class Year
  • School
  • Grade you teach

Items sent based on availability.

How do I join the CUI Alumni Association (CUIAA)?

Once you earn a degree from Concordia University Irvine, you’re automatically a member of the Alumni Association and have “voting rights.” As a voting member, you are eligible to serve on the Alumni Board of Directors and vote on topics and decisions that affect the entire association.

What if I haven’t earned a degree, but attended CUI?

Individuals who have not earned a degree from Concordia University Irvine, but who meet at least one of the following criteria, shall be eligible for membership, may apply for non-voting membership status, and may be designated as such by majority vote of the Board of Directors.

  • All persons who have earned a certificate, credential, colloquy or other designation from Concordia University Irvine
  • All persons upon whom Concordia University Irvine confers honorary degrees
  • All persons who are interested in membership and who serve or have served the university as an employee.
  • The Executive Director of Constituent Relations and the Director of Alumni & Family Relations shall be non-voting, ex officio members of the Association, if not a degree-holding alumnus/a.

Is there a cost to be a member of the CUIAA?

Nope! It’s free to be a member and have access to all the great benefits and opportunities. Love giving back? So do we! You can give of your TIME volunteering at various events throughout the year (watch monthly e-newsletters!), your TALENTS through CUI Connect, and your TREASURES to help students fulfill their degree with an annual Alumni Scholarship from the Alumni Fund.

My insurance will give me a discount as a member of an alumni association. How do I confirm I’m a member of the CUIAA?

A few ways!

  1. Email us the request at alumni@cui.edu with your name, class year, mailing address, agent’s name, email, and phone number. We’ll take it from there!
  2. Give your agent our email: alumni@cui.edu and they can reach out directly.
  3. Have your agent call us at 949-214-3176 to confirm your membership verbally.

 

Have a question not answered here? Reach out!

Tamara Sauer ’02, Director of Alumni & Family Relations
Tamara.sauer@cui.edu 949-214-3178
Haley Marrujo ’14 MBA ’15, Alumni Relations Coordinator
Haley.Holmes@cui.edu949-214-3176

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