Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome 2014: August 23-29!

Week of Welcome at Concordia University Texas is the start of a new chapter for incoming first year and transfer students. It is also an opportunity for you, the new student, to make instant connections with returning students. We’ve been working hard all summer to plan an exciting week for everyone, and WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!

Check out the information below for details on this incredible week:


Saturday, August 23

New Student Move In

(8:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Residence Halls

If you are living on campus, you should have signed up for a move-in time through the Office of Residential Life by now. Volunteers from all over campus, and the community at large, will be there to help you unload and get your belongings into your room. If you have not yet reserved a move-in time, contact Sarah Eberle, Director of Residential life, right away.


New Student Induction*

(6:00 PM – 7:00 PM )

The Church at Canyon Creek

A long-time tradition at Concordia University, this is the official kick-off to the new school year.  We’ll gather as a community to learn more about what it means to be a student at CTX, and focus on what is important as you embark on this new chapter in your life.  All parents, friends, and neighbors are welcome.  This is a special time that you will not want to miss.  Note:  New students will need to gather at The Church at Canyon Creek by 5:30 PM dressed in semi-business casual. 

*All freshmen and families invited


Hall Meetings for Residential Students*

(8:00 PM – 9:15 PM)

Residence Halls

If you’re living in the Residence Halls, this is your chance to meet your RA and your neighbors. They’ll go over some important policies and procedures, so please do not be late!

*required for all residential students


Block Party and T-Shirt Trade Up

(9:00 PM – 11:00 PM)

Residence Halls

Beginning college life means growing up and starting a new chapter. Let’s be real: high school

t-shirts are a major party foul. Join us at the block party for ice cream sundaes, games, and an opportunity to trade in your old t-shirts for all new CTX gear.


Sunday, August 24


(10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)


Join us in the Chapel for a special time of worship.


Returning Student Move In

(12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)

Residence Halls

Now that you’ve had the chance to settle in, it’s time for returning students to make their way back to campus as well. Upperclassmen are a great resource for any questions you have. After all, they’re veterans at just about everything student related. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself!


Life and Leadership Opening*

(6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)


Class starts tonight for you if you’re in Life & Leadership this semester, but it’s not like any class you’d expect. Be present to hear from some incredible speakers and to meet your L&L instructors.

*required for all freshmen enrolled in Life & Leadership


Purple vs. Gold Games

(8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Tornado Field

at CTX we have an ongoing tradition throughout each semester: a campus-wide battle between the Purple team ( Sophomores and Seniors) and the Gold team (Freshman and Juniors). Many of our student life events include at least one way to compete, so be sure to look for details. Keep an eye on the flags outside of the Student Life office because the flag that is hanging the highest is in the lead.


Monday, August 25

Life & Leadership Service Project*

(7:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Field House Entrance

Another long-time tradition at CTX, the incoming class comes together on the Monday of Week of Welcome to serve together and make a difference in our community. This year, we’ll be serving our nearby neighbors to begin learning what the mission statement of CTX is all about.

*required for all freshmen students 


College of Education Welcome

(2:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

Study Lounge/Building B

Mandatory for all College of Education students (Education & Religious Education)


Student Services Info Session*

(4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)


Don’t miss this important seminar on the tools and resources available to you here at CTX to help you succeed. You’ll meet some wonderful people who love to help you make the most of your college experience.

*required for all new students


All Resident Housing Meeting

(8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)


As a whole resident hall community you will go over some important policies and procedures to help make the most of on-campus living. The RAs will take attendance so make sure you’re there!

*required for all residential students


Trivia Night at Pluckers

(9:00 PM – 11:00 PM)

Plucker’s near Lakeline Mall

If you’re not hooked already, come to Trivia Night to start your Plucker’s wing addiction! Come to the Lakeline Mall location for some intense trivia and FREE WINGS!


Tuesday, August 26

Athletics Compliance Meeting*

(9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


The NCAA takes its rules seriously, and so do we. If you’re an athlete, your coach as already told you about this meeting. Don’t miss it!

*required for all student athletes


Freshman Common Reader Symposium*

(1:00 PM – 3:00 PM)


We’ll spend some more time talking about this year’s freshman common reader, and hear from some incredible speakers.

*required for all freshman students


Transfer Student Event

(2:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Deck outside Building A

Although being a transfer student means many transitions, now is your chance to meet other transfer students in a fun, casual setting. There’s no pressure here, so come enjoy a sweet treat and get the inside scoop from some fellow transfer and alumni students.


UFCU Welcome Party 2014 / Concert provided by Friendly Savages

(4:00 PM- 7:00 PM / Concert is from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

The Backyard

Community vendors, food, games, student organizations, thousands of dollars in prizes, and music by Friendly Savages. This community-wide event, sponsored by UFCU, is your chance to learn how to get involved at CTX and in the community around you – not to mention get tons of free giveaways and prizes. Invite your friends for one of our favorite WoW events!


Wednesday, August 27

Opening Worship / Chapel

(10:30 AM – 11:10 AM)

It’s the first Chapel of the year! Chapel is held daily at this time, so take advantage of what a blessing it is to worship as a community of believers here at CTX.


The 5 Social Strengths for College Students

(7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)


College isn't only about the classroom--and there are certain strengths that can maximize your social life in personal relationships of all kinds. Join professional speaker, Aaron Boe as he helps you maximize your social life and relationships in college and beyond. 


Game Night with CTX Athletics

 (9:00 PM – 11:00 PM)


Part of what unifies our campus is supporting our student athletes. This event is an opportunity to amp up our spirit for CTX and to have a little fun meeting the athletes. For a chance to win some cool prizes, come to the Fieldhouse at 9:00.



Thursday, August 28

908 Tailgate

(8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)

Building A

You will learn that free food is the way to a poor college student’s heart. Join us in our first ever 908 Tailgate. This is a great time to hang out and meet other students, while enjoying free food and playing games. It will be right outside of Building A, which means you are already there for 908.


908 Worship

(9:08 PM – 10:30 PM)


Every Thursday at CTX we have our very own, student-led worship service called “9:08.” And, you guessed right, it starts at 9:08! Based on the passage Mark 9:8, 908 is a chance to get away from the stress of class and seek worship nothing but the Lord. Laid back, comfortable, and genuine, it’s also your chance to connect with other students.


Friday, August 29

College Colors Day

(1:00-3:00 PM)


Wear your CTX colors, t-shirts, hats, and other swag to class, work, etc. on Friday, August 29th, to participate in National College Colors Day. Then, join us on the Pier for a chance to cool off with a local Austin fave, GoodPop (sponsored by CTX Alumni) and get free purple swag!

Take a picture of you representing CTX in class, at home, or your place of business, and post those pictures to our various Facebook pages:

You can also Tweet pictures and messages about the event using hastags #ctx, #collegecolors, and #ctxcollegecolors. Help spread the word, and let's show our Concordia Texas PURPLE PRIDE!


Backyard Movie Night

(8:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

One of our favorite parts of campus is The Backyard, in between the Library and the sand volleyball court. Bring a blanket and some popcorn to enjoy a movie under the stars. 



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