We've all heard the phrase "Fall Welcome Weekend". We know the dates (August 25-28) and we know it's on campus. However, not everyone knows the true purpose of Fall Welcome Weekend - so, here's a brief introduction.

Welcome Weekend 101

Before school starts, there are a few things incoming students need to know. Let’s take a moment to discuss that weekend that will kick off your time at CUAA. Over the next few weeks leading up to Fall Welcome Weekend, the Concordia community wants to make sure all students feel ready to begin their journey as Cardinals. Here is just a taste of what FWW is about and a few of the things we have planned for you.

Purpose of Fall Welcome Weekend

Whether you are a commuter, athlete, or transfer student, this Weekend is for YOU. This 4-day event is intended to connect all undergraduate new and transfer students to campus. The weekend is filled with opportunities to step out of your comfort zone, make new connections, and get familiar with Concordia’s campus. We want to make sure that all of our students feel comfortable and prepared to start their CUAA careers, and this is the first step. Above all, it is an opportunity to challenge yourself to grow in mind, body and spirit.

Reminder: Fall Welcome Weekend attendance is expected for all new and transfer students, but you’re not going to want to miss it!

From Thursday, August 25 to Sunday, August 28, students will hang out with their student-led transition groups and engage in all the happenings on campus listed below:

  • Cardinal Cup
  • Playfair
  • Goosechase–The Ultimate Digital Scavenger Hunt
  • Deluxe Grocery Bingo
  • Outdoor movie
  • Off-Campus Excursions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Cash prizes and giveaways
  • Day of Service

Mark your calendars, future cards! Also, keep a lookout for more Welcome Weekend 101 stories for more information!

Here are some moments from past Fall Welcome Weekends!

Hanging out with new and current students.

Meals together!
Worship together in the Chapel!
Meet your professors.
Important information sessions with your whole class.
Explore campus!
Large group games and competitions!

— This story is written by Allie Milot, social media manager for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at alexandria.milot@cuaa.edu or 734-995-7403.

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