Concordia Experience

Programs & Events

Jump Start

All new students are required to attend our orientation program, Jump Start. The program helps you and your family become better acquainted with campus. Parents are also welcomed to attend to learn more about the transition to Concordia University Chicago. Read more about Jump Start program and other social events.


Family Weekend 
September 13-15, 2019

Family Weekend is a weekend’s worth of events and activities that give families a chance to spend time with each other and show their Cougar Pride! You can count on being able to see the football team in action on Saturday afternoon and the opportunity to see some of the sights in Chicago in the evening. 


October 25-27, 2019

Be a part of a weekend celebrating students, alumni and families. This year's Homecoming week is October 21-27. Attend the tailgate, cheer on the football team or join in Sunday’s worship service. Enjoy plenty of activities where your family will create lasting memories. And get don’t forget to mark your calendar for next year! 

VIP Weekend

Held in the spring semester, all very important people in the life of your son or daughter are invited to campus. Parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins are all encouraged to visit. Games, special excursions and activities galore will ensure a weekend of fun.

Athletic/Arts Events

Connect with your son or daughter beyond Homecoming and Parents weekend by attending one of special events on campus. If your child participates in one of the choirs, is an actor or student athlete, cheer them on from box seats or the sidelines.