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Spring Orientation

Student Orientation, Activities, and Registration (SOAR)

Concordia University Irvine

January SOAR

Friday, January 8th
An Online Event

New Eagles,
We are so excited to welcome you to this amazing Concordia Adventure! You are starting this journey with us during a historical period -- as the world struggles through a terrible pandemic. We are glad that you are here to further your education, and join our community of faith and service. We know you will be a difference-maker, and this is a great time to get started on your callings! Because of COVID-19, you will go through the key SOAR sessions online, on Friday, January 8th, from 1pm to 4pm. We have students, staff and faculty ready and excited to meet you online! This is a crucial way to get started at CUI, so we ask that you be in full attendance.

The Zoom Link to Orientation will be sent to your email. Here’s the schedule for your online Orientation:

Friday, January 8th

Welcome from President Thomas, Provost Ashmon, and Pastor Anderson. Introduction to the day with Megan Bouslaugh, Dean of Students, and your student Peer Advising Coordinators (PACs).


University Technology Training and Blackboard with John Randall and Deborah Lee.


Faculty Break-Outs – Meet some of your Concordia faculty, understand our unique Questions & Ideas Core curriculum, and get some advice on how to succeed in your classes.


Get the scoop from Academic Advising and our key university services –registration, degree planning, Disability Access Services, Career and Vocation, Tutoring, Writing Center, Counseling and Wellness, Campus Safety, and more great resources at CUI!


Getting involved – find out ways to get involved and connected with Amanda Harris, Director of Student Life and Leadership Development, and Mike Ottenad, Director of CU Fitness and Outdoor Recreation, along with your Peer Advising Coordinators (PACs).


Closing Q&A with PACs - hear about the gift they have for you!

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Concordia University Irvine
First-Year Experience

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

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