Embark!

Embark! Your journey starts here.

This two-day mandatory orientation for all incoming freshmen is designed to embark you on your college career.  Students, faculty, and staff will all be here to show you the wonderful opportunities CTX has to offer. Future on-campus students only are provided overnight housing. All future students are provided meals.

Embark! Session III: August 23-24, 2017

 

Checklist

Please complete the following prior to Embark!:

  • Discuss your plan for payment with your Admissions Counselor
    • Students will be required to pay in full or set up a monthly payment plan before leaving freshman orientation.
    • Email or call your counselor to set up an in-person conversation or phone call.

  • Complete Student Loan Entrance Counseling and MPN online if you are utilizing your student loans
    • This is fairly easy, just time-consuming. It would be less stressful to complete at home.

  • Complete Parent PLUS Loan Request and MPN online if your parents are utilizing the parent loan option.

  • Turn in all Financial Aid Verification documents if you were chosen for Verification on your financial aid package letter
    • Your financial aid package would have told you if you were selected.

  • Submit your Final High School Transcripts/College Transcripts/AP Scores
    • Turn in college transcripts if you have any dual-credit coursework.

  • Turn in your Meningitis Vaccination/Immunization documentation

 

Student Schedule

Embark! Session III Student Itinerary (Tentative)

The student itinerary events below are mandatory for all incoming freshmen.

DAY ONE

1:00 PM

Check-In & Move-In for Residence Hall Students

Residence Hall

3:30 PM

Check-In for Commuter (Off-Campus) Students
[Note: You will not stay overnight on-campus if you are not living on campus this year]

Welcome Center

4:00 PM

All Aboard

Chapel

5:00 PM

Navigating the Landmarks

Campus-Wide

6:00 PM

Dinner

Dining Hall

7:00 PM

The Challenge

Campus-Wide

8:00 PM

Trivia Night

Residence Halls

DAY TWO

8:00 AM

Student Breakfast

Dining Hall

9:00AM

Worship

Chapel

9:30 AM

Academics 101

Chapel

10:00 AM 

Advising

Cedel Hall

11:00 AM

Meet the Leadership

Chapel

11:30 AM

Lunch

Dining Hall

12:30 PM

Group Purple: Campus Resources
Group Gold: Customs Check

Chapel
Cedel Hall

1:30 PM

Group Purple: Games

Science & Tech Building

2:00 PM

Group Purple: Customs Check
Group Gold: Campus Resources

Cedel Hall
Chapel

2:30 PM

Group Gold: Games

Science & Tech Building

3:30PM

Bon Voyage

Chapel

This schedule is subject to change. A formal agenda will be sent to both students and parents before check-in.

Parent Schedule

Don't worry parents, we've got you covered too. (Subject to change)

Parent Presentations (Embark! Session III - Tentative)


DAY ONE

1:00 PM

Check-In & Move-In for Residence Hall Students

Residence Hall

3:30 PM

Check-In for Commuter (Off-Campus) Students 
[Note: Students will not stay overnight on-campus if they are not living on campus this year]

Welcome Center

4:00 PM

All Aboard

Chapel

5:00 PM

Creating Expectations

Chapel

6:00 PM

Parent Reception

Napa Flats 
(Across the street)

DAY TWO

9:00AM

Worship

Chapel

9:30 AM

Academics 101

Chapel

10:00 AM 

Parent Symposium Intro &
Experience the Classroom

Chapel &
Cedel Hall

11:00 AM

Meet the Leadership

Chapel

11:30 AM

Lunch

Dining Hall

12:30 PM

Group Purple: Campus Resources
Group Gold: Customs Check

Chapel
Cedel Hall

1:30 PM

Group Purple: Round Table Discussion

Science & Tech Building

2:00 PM

Group Purple: Customs Check
Group Gold: Campus Resources

Cedel Hall
Chapel

3:00 PM

Group Gold: Round Table Discussion

Science & Tech Building

3:30PM

Bon Voyage

Chapel

Welcome

Welcome New Students!

Welcome and congratulations on your decision to join the Concordia University Texas (CTX) family.  We know that now is the highlight of your high school career.  Proms, graduations, Senior Class Trips, you have been waiting for this moment for the past four years - maybe even longer.  We are excited for you! The end of this journey marks the beginning of an even more exciting journey awaiting you.  Your journey starts here, at Concordia University Texas.

Here at Concordia we know that this time in your life can be exciting, and maybe a little scary.  We offer a special opportunity for you to Embark! on your next journey in life - COLLEGE.  Embark! is an overnight orientation program that introduces you and your parents to CTX.  Incoming freshman and transfer students will have the opportunity to meet fellow classmates through a series of fun activities.  But we are not all play around here; this will also be your opportunity to receive your schedule for the fall semester.  Family members will be able to learn more about the CTX campus, interact with other CTX parents, and learn how to help prepare you for a successful school year.

Attendance is required!  In order for you to Embark! on your journey, you and your parents must attend one of the three Embark! sessions that will be held in July and August.

Concordia University Texas is known for its caring family and outstretched arms to all students, faculty and staff.  We can’t wait for you to experience Concordia’s kindness and concern.  We are here to make sure you are successful and we will do everything we can to make you so. We look forward to serving you as you Embark! on your college career as a Concordia Tornado.

Sincerely,
Kristi Kirk
Vice-Provost of Student Services

FAQs
 

Still have some questions?  Hopefully they will be answered here.  If not, please contact Brittany Leiva, brittany.leiva@concordia.edu, 512-313-4632.

Is attendance at Embark! mandatory?

Yes! All incoming first-year students must attend an Embark! session.  The program is designed to help complete your enrollment as a Concordia University Texas Student.

How do I register for Embark!?

Register online for the Embark! session of your choice. You will then receive an email confirming the date of the Embark! session for which you are registered.

Can you describe the course registration process?

You will be given instructions on how to register when you get to Embark!  Before you leave, you will register for classes.

Does CTX accept Advanced Placement (AP) or College Level Examination Process (CLEP) credit?

Yes, we do accept AP scores of 3, 4, or 5.  We also accept CLEP credit.  Please have all your scores sent to the Admissions Office or bring them with you to Embark!

How can I find out more information about the courses offered in the 2016-2017 academic year?

Please refer to the Concordia University Texas Academic Catalog to better understand your specific program requirements and to locate course descriptions that will assist your decision-making.  The catalog can be viewed here.  Be sure you select the most current catalog to use as a reference.

Oh yeah...Where can my parents stay?

On-campus students will have the opportunity to experience residential life during Embark! by spending the night in one of our residence halls. The following hotels/motels are recommended for families while visiting CTX.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Cedar Park
6.2 miles from CTX
Special CTX rate of $99 for 2-person room (online reservations only)
10701 Lakeline Mall Drive
Austin, TX 78717
512-568-3538

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Across the street from CTX
Rates are $115/night when booked with CTX rate (online only)
8300 N Ranch to Market 620
Austin, TX 78726
512-610-5700

Hyatt House Austin/Arboretum
11.8 miles from CTX
10001 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78759
512-342-8080
Guests may call 866-974-9288 to make their reservation.

Hampton Inn
5.1 miles from CTX
Rates range $119-$130
10811 Pecan Park Blvd.
Austin, TX 78750
512-249-0045

Holiday Inn Express
4.9 miles from CTX
Rates from $126
12703 FM 620 N.
Austin, TX 78750
512-249-8166

Hilton Garden Inn
9.8 miles from CTX
Rates range $149-$170
11617 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
512-241-1600

La Quinta Inn
14.5 Miles from CTX
Rates range $100-$129
11901 N Mopac Expy.
Austin, TX 78759
512-832-2121

Home2Suites
5.5 miles from CTX
Rates range $90-$130
14022 US Hwy 183
Austin, Texas 78717
512-610-2107
(May offer discounts during Embark! Sessions.  Information about discounts will be added when available)

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