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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 students are provided overnight housing as well as meals.

 

Embark! Dates for Fall 2016

Please register for only one session.

Registration Full    Embark! Session 1: July 11-12, 2016
Registration Full    Embark! Session 2: July 14-15, 2016
REGISTER NOW Embark! Session 3: August 24-25 2016 

 

Checklist

Please complete the following prior to Embark!:

  • Set up 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.
  • Complete Student Loan Entrance Counseling and MPN online if you are utiliizing 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

Here is an important checklist of what to bring.

  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow - We do not provide bedding.
  • Toiletries
  • Pajamas
  • Comfortable Clothing & Tennis Shoes
  • Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Willingness to have fun and make new friends!
Student Schedule

Embark! Student Itinerary

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

DAY ONE

9:30AM

10:15AM

Check-In

Residence Halls

10:30AM

11:15AM

All Aboard

Chapel

11:15AM

12:30PM

Faculty Lunch

Student Center

12:30PM

1:00PM

Academics 101

Chapel

1:00PM

2:30PM

Schedule Building

Cedel Hall

2:30PM

3:00PM

Life & Leadership

Student Center

3:00PM

4:00PM

Navigating the Landmarks

Campus-Wide

4:00PM

4:45PM

The Challenge

Luther Statue

5:00PM

6:00PM

Bar-B-Que

Student Center

6:00PM

6:15PM

Registration Instruction

Chapel

6:15PM

7:15PM

Registration

Math & Sciences Building

7:00PM

10:00PM

Destination: Mixer

Black Box

DAY TWO

8:45AM

9:30AM

Life and Leadership Breakfast

Dining Hall

9:30AM

10:00AM

Worship

Chapel

10:00AM  

11:30AM

Group Purple: Customs Check   

Cedel Hall

10:00AM

10:45AM

Group Gold: Team Building

Backyard

10:45AM

11:30AM

Group Gold: IT Connection

Chapel

11:30AM

12:30PM 

Lunch

Student Center

12:30PM

2:00PM

Group Gold: Customs Check

Cedel Hall

12:30PM

1:15PM

Group Purple: Team Building

Backyard

1:15PM

2:00PM

Group Purple: IT Connection

Chapel

2:00PM

2:15PM

Bon Voyage

Chapel

2:15PM

2:30PM

Check out of Residence Halls

Residence Halls

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

Parent Schedule

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

Parent Session Presentations

DAY ONE

9:30AM

10:15AM

Check-In

Residence Halls

10:30AM

11:15AM

All Aboard

Chapel

11:15AM

12:30PM

Faculty Lunch

Student Center

12:30PM

1:00PM

Academics 101

Chapel

1:00PM

2:00PM

Creating Expectations - Debra Craig

Chapel

2:15PM

3:00PM

Parent Symposium Introduction

Chapel

3:00PM

3:50PM

Experience the Classroom

Cedel Hall

4:00PM

4:45PM

Round Table Discussion

Chapel

5:00PM

6:00PM

Parent Reception

Highlights

DAY TWO

9:30AM

10:00AM

Worship

Chapel

10:00AM

11:30AM 

Group Purple: Customs Check

Cedel Hall

10:00AM

10:45AM

Group Gold: Campus Resources

Chapel

10:45AM 

11:30AM

Group Gold: IT Connection

Chapel

11:30AM

12:30PM

Lunch

Student Center

12:30PM

2:00PM

Group Gold: Customs Check

Cedel Hall

12:30PM

1:15PM

Group Purple: Campus Resources

Chapel

1:15PM

2:00PM

Group Purple: IT Connection

Chapel

2:00PM

2:15PM

Bon Voyage

Chapel

2:15PM

 

Student Check-Out of Residence Halls  

Residence Halls

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?

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.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Across the street from CTX
Rates are $105/night (Sun-Thurs) and $115/night (Fri-Sat)*
8300 N Ranch to Market 620
Austin, TX 78726
512-610-5700
*Rates are available unitl 80% occupancy and reservations must be made at least 7 days in advance. Mention you are with Concordia.

Hyatt House Austin/Arboretum
11.8 miles from CTX
Rates range $110-$130
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

La Quinta Inn & Suites Cedar Park
6.2 miles from CTX
Rates range $121-$140
10701 Lakeline Mall Drive
Austin, TX 78717
512-568-3538

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)

SMASH

Summer Math and Science Highlights

SMASH is an orientation event for all incoming science, math, education, and undecided students which occurs between the first two sessions of Embark!

Register*

*Registration open to all incoming science, math, and undecided students only. You must also be registered for one of the first two Embark! sessions.

Tentative Schedule

DAY ONE: July 12

2:30PM

3:00PM

Check-In

Building D Atrium

3:00PM

3:30PM

Team Building

D-160

3:30PM

5:00PM

Scavenger Hunt

Library

5:00PM

5:30PM

Set the Stage

Building D Atrium

5:30PM

6:30PM

Taco Tuesday/Math Snacks

Student Center

6:30PM

7:30PM

Fun and Games

Backyard

7:30PM

8:30PM

Panel Discussion/Survival Skills 

D-160

8:30PM

10:00PM

Sing Along, Compline

Pier

DAY TWO: July 13

7:30AM

8:00AM

Morning Prayer

Chapel

8:00AM

8:30AM

Breakfast

Building F Break Room 

8:30AM

9:30AM

Session 1

Building D

9:40AM

10:40AM

Session 2

Building D

10:50AM

11:50AM

The Plot Thickens

D-260

12:00PM

12:45PM

Lunch

D-260

1:00PM

2:00PM

Session 3

Building D

2:15PM

3:15PM

Session 4

Building D

3:30PM

4:30PM

Session 5

Building D

4:45PM

5:45PM

The Plot Continues

Building D

5:45PM

8:00PM

WhoDunIt and Dinner

D-260

8:00PM

10:30PM

Movie

Black Box

10:30PM

 

Moon/Star Gazing

Pier/Deck

DAY THREE: July 14

7:30AM

8:00AM

Morning Prayer                           

Chapel

8:00AM

8:30AM

Breakfast

Building F Break Room 

 

 

 

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