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Spring Orientation

Week of Welcome (WOW)

Concordia University Irvine

Spring Orientation

January 6-7, 2023

Welcome new Golden Eagles! We are so excited to have you join us in the spring. Spring Orientation is a critical event to start your Concordia journey on the right foot. Mark your calendars for January 6-7, 2023 and be sure to check your Eagles email for other important information about Spring Orientation.

Contact [email protected] with any questions about the event.

Spring Orientation Reservation

Please fill out this form to confirm your attendance at Spring Orientation. This will help us to best prepare to welcome you and your guests to Concordia University Irvine! Friends and family are welcome to join you on Friday, January 6th. The Knott’s Berry Farm trip on Saturday, January 7th is for new students only. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

Friday, January 6th
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Residential Student Check-In/ Clearance

All new resident students will check in on the Grimm Hall Patio to receive their orientation materials and room key. All students will take their ID card photo. Students with holds will be directed to visit the respective office to clear their hold before receiving their key.


Grimm Hall (GH)

10:00AM - 1:00PM

Residential Student Move-In Day

Residential students will be directed to their assigned building to move their belongings in and get settled in their home away from home. You will get to meet your Resident Assistant that can show you all around the hall!

Residence Halls
11:00AM - 1:00PM

Lunch Available (lunch ticket provided)

Lunch will be provided for our new students and guests.

1:00PM - 1:30PM

Commuter Check In / Clearance

All new commuter students will check in on the Grimm Hall Patio to receive their orientation materials and Commuter Hunt shirt! All students will take their ID card photo. Students with holds will be directed to visit the respective office to clear their hold.

Grimm Hall Patio
1:30PM - 2:00PM

Welcome Reception

Enjoy some refreshments, meet new students, and mingle with Concordia faculty and staff before the orientation sessions start.

Grimm Hall 302 & Patio
2:00PM - 2:15PM

Welcome and Overview of Schedule

Join us as we kick off your orientation experience. Hear from ASCUI Treasurer Daniel Woodfin about the Concordia student experience and theme verse. Assistant Director of Orientation and Student Activities Jessica James will go over the weekend plans and what you can expect from Spring Orientation.

Grimm Hall 302
2:15PM - 2:45PM

Campus Involvement and Hunt Introduction

There are so many ways to get involved as a Golden Eagle! From The Hunt to Intramurals to Basket BINGO, there is something for everyone. In this session, you will hear from Amanda Harris, Michael Ottenad, and Alexis Borland about all of the events and activities on campus.

Grimm Hall 302
2:45PM - 3:15PM

Learning Commons Presentation - Academic Advising, Career Services, DAS, Writing Studio, Tutoring Services

We want you to succeed as a student here at Concordia. You will hear from Laura Courvoisier and Kristen Schmidt about our newly-remodeled library and all of the resources available for free to our students to help them in their academic journeys.

Grimm Hall 302
3:15pm - 3:45pm

Residential Services and Campus Safety 

This is your home away from home. Resident students and commuters are welcome to use the new lounges and common spaces in the residence halls. Director of Residence Life and Housing Erin Komin will share about the key resources within the department. You will also get to meet our Campus Safety team to learn about their services.

Grimm Hall 302
3:45pm - 4:15pm

Campus Technology- Blackboard/Canvas and MyCUI

The MyCUI portal is your one-stop shop for all things Concordia. In this session, you will learn all about the app from Deborah Lee and hear from John Randall about our online portals for classes.

Grimm Hall 302
4:15pm - 5:00pm

Campus Tours and PAL Time

Get familiar with our campus and your new classmates! Take a tour around campus with a Peer Advising Leader and collect free things at every stop!

Around Campus
4:15pm - 5:00pm

Parent Reception

Mingle with members of the Student Affairs team and other parents while your student meets their peers.

Grimm Hall 302 & Patio
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Family Dinner (meal tickets provided)

Dinner will be provided for our new students and guests.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

New Student Social 

Spend the first night in your new home hanging out with new and returning students. Come for free food and a chance to earn some awesome prizes!

Saturday, January 7th
11:00am - 5:00pm

Knott’s Berry Farm 

Join the ASCUI team for a day of roller coasters and adventure! Tickets and transportation provided. Reservations required.


Monday, January 9th - The Gauntlet

Join your team on The Hunt for the Golden Eagle! Compete in the Gauntlet for points or come cheer on your team. 

Soccer Field
11:00am - 2:30pm

Wednesday, January 11th - ASCUI Involvement Fair 

Want to get involved? Visit our Clubs and Organizations at the Involvement Fair to learn about the opportunities and events on campus

Gym Breezeway
8:00am - 10:00am

Friday, January 13th - Coffee and Donuts

Celebrate the end of the first week of school with  free coffee and donuts!

CSLD Patio

Saturday, January 14th & Sunday, January 15th - Homecoming Weekend

  Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes  

Helpful Resources

Contact Us

Concordia University Irvine
First-Year Experience

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

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