Concordia is excited to welcome some new members to the fold this academic year. During CUW’s Move-in Day on Thursday, TMJ4 stopped by to feature a Cardinal Stritch transfer student as he anticipates a new start.

Despite receiving news last spring that his university would shutter its operations at the end of the semester, Jacob Carlson is meeting the new academic year with optimism. The former Cardinal Stritch University SGA president made the decision to transfer to Concordia shortly after learning the news. There wasn’t a doubt in his mind that CUW would be his new “right fit.”

He even started his time at CUW earlier than most Stritch transfers. Over the summer, Carlson worked as a student ambassador within CUW’s Admissions Office. Even though he’s only called CUW home for about three months now, it hasn’t tampered his Falcon pride. He regularly takes prospective students and families on tours throughout the university and talks up the perks of choosing Concordia.

On Thursday, during CUW’s freshmen/transfer Move-in Day, Carlson was again on the front lines—alongside Freddy the Falcon and President Erik Ankerberg—welcoming new Concordians onto campus.

In the media

TMJ4 reporter Sarah McGrew stopped by campus during Move-in Day activities to capture the scene. She spoke to Carlson and Interim Vice President of Student Success Dr. Elizabeth Polzin about their hopes for the new school year.

Click here or on the image below to watch the segment.

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