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SOAR 2021

Parent & Family Orientation

First-Year Experience

Parent & Family Orientation

Friday, August 20 through Saturday, August 21, 2021

Welcome to the Concordia Experience. We invite you to attend orientation with your student as we believe you play an integral role in your student's transition to Concordia University Irvine. We have both Student and Parent Workshops scheduled for Orientation. In addition to ensuring that your student receives the necessary support to settle in comfortably, we also want to prepare you as a member of the Concordia Family.

2021 SOAR Schedule

Friday, August 20th
8:00am - 12:00pm All New Student Check-in
8:00am - 12:00pm All New Student Clearance
8:00am - 12:00pm Residential Student Move-in
10:30am - 11:00am Mandatory Commuter Student Workshop
11:00am - 1:30pm SOAR Family Lunch
11:30am - 1:30pm Academic and Resource Fair
1:30pm - 2:00pm Presidential and PAC Welcome
2:00pm - 3:35pm Parent Session
3:45pm - 4:30pm SOAR Family Worship
4:30pm - 5:00pm Honors Welcome Session
4:30pm - 6:30pm Family Dinner
5:30pm - 6:00pm Mandatory Transfer Workshop
6:00pm - 6:30pm Multicultural Community Reception
7:00pm - 9:30pm Parent Wine and Cheese Reception
Saturday, August 21st
9:00am - 10:30am Parent Session
10:30am - 11:30am Farewell Family Brunch
11:30am - 12:15pm Later Send Off: Photo Booth and Root Beer Floats

* Schedule is subject to change. Please keep checking this page for updates to the schedule.

Meal Registration

CUI Parent Connection

Families often experience an adjustment period when a child enters a new university, whether they are entering as a first-year student, transferring from another college or university, living on campus, or commuting. As a parent, you have also begun a new phase in life as you take a supportive role in your student's newest endeavor.

We want to assure you that you will not be alone in experiencing this transition. Our campus staff is dedicated to support and assure the well-being of your student as well as address any questions or concerns you have. Specifically, the Office of First-Year Experience is geared toward providing you student resources that ensure a smooth transition.

We value our partnerships with parents and family members as we strive to develop your student into a wise, honorable, and cultivated student. To successfully develop a supportive network for your student, we ask for your assistance in fostering your student's growth as they will be seeking your guidance and advice throughout their time at Concordia.

We encourage you to be a member of our parent mailing where you will receive newsletters, our University's magazine, The Concordia Today, and event invitations by enrolling in the free CUI Parent Connection Association.

Join the CUI Parent Connection Association »
Join the CUI Parent Facebook Page »

Helpful Resources

Contact Us

Concordia University Irvine
First-Year Experience

Phone: (949) 214-3065
Email: [email protected]

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