As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Concordia University has transitioned Summer Orientation to a virtual format. Summer Orientation programming is designed to aid incoming students in their transition to Concordia.

The virtual platform will consist of multiple opportunities for new Falcons to prepare for the fall 2020 semester, including course registration, virtual orientation modules, and virtual orientation modules for parents.

“We are committed to providing an engaging Orientation experience that will both welcome and introduce students to the CUW community, as well as prepare them for academic and personal success during their time as a Falcon,” said Ty Landers, director of the Center for Academic Advising & Career Engagement.

Those who have already registered for Summer Orientation will receive information via email regarding the virtual program details. Students are still welcome to register for a Summer Orientation date:

“We’re disappointed we won’t have the opportunity to interact with our incoming students and their families face-to-face, but the health and safety of our students and staff are priority,” adds Ty Landers. “We have worked to develop an engaging experience for all incoming students to ensure they feel like Falcons on their first day of class.”

The Summer Orientation event is one component of Concordia University’s first-year experience, which also includes Fall Welcome Weekend and a first-year seminar course.

Amidst all the unexpected changes that have accompanied COVID-19, our commitment to ensuring incoming students have a meaningful, successful transition into the Concordia family has not. —Devan Lenz-Fisher, Academic and Career Advisor.

For more information, contact the Center for Academic Advising and Career Engagement at or 262.243.4499.

—This post is written by Elizabeth Polzin, EdD, Assistant Vice President of Academics for Student Success and Assistant Professor or Education

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