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Embark! New Student Orientation

Embark! — Your life-changing adventure starts here.

We can't wait to have you on campus for our new student orientation. Embark! is for incoming students and their families to navigate the ins and outs of being a part of the Concordia family and transition to life as a CTX Tornado.

Embark! is mandatory and new incoming residential students will move into the Residence Halls. Visit the FAQ tab for family accomodations. All students need to register for Embark! We are so excited for you to join the tornado family, and we can't wait to see you soon!

Fall Session 1: Friday, July 15 - Saturday, July 16, 2022

Register for Fall Embark! Orientation - Session 1


Fall Session 2: Friday, August 5 - Saturday, August 6, 2022

Register for Fall Embark! Orientation - Session 2



Questions? Contact your Admissions


  • Welcome

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome and congratulations on your decision to join the Concordia University Texas (CTX) family! This marks the beginning of an exciting journey awaiting you. Your life-changing adventure starts here – at Concordia University Texas.

    Embark! is our first year orientation program that introduces you and your family to CTX and provides you the tools to navigate your college journey successfully. During orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow classmates, engage in social and fun activities, review your schedule for your first semester, interact with CTX faculty and staff, finalize your financial plan, and learn about campus resources available to you. Your family members will be able to learn more about the CTX campus, interact with other CTX families, and get tips to help support you for a successful academic year.

    Concordia University Texas, as a Christ-centered institution, is committed to being an institution where all students are known, valued, and successful. We can't wait for you to experience Concordia's care for our students, and your success is at the heart of all we do. We look forward to serving you as you Embark! on your college career as a Concordia Tornado.



    Dr. Kristi Kirk 

    Provost, Concordia University Texas

  • Tentative Schedule of Events - Stay Tuned for Updates


    Time Session Location
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Check In and Move In

    Residential Students

    Res Hall Lobby
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Campus Tour and Class Schedule Walk Through

    Around Campus 

    Meeting in Res Hall Lobby

    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Hall Meeting Opener Res Hall Lobby
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    Res Hall Lobby

    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    CTX Basketball Game

    Tornado Fieldhouse


    Time Session Location
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Check In and Customs Check Welcome Center
    10:00 AM - 10:45 AM All Aboard and Meet the Provost Chapel
    10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Reaching The Finish Line: Academics 101 


    11:30 AM - 11:45 AM


    Welcome Center

    11:45 AM - 12:25 PM

    Connection Mixer

    Student Development Center

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


    1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

    Navigating the Landmarks


    Families: Campus Resources

    Campus Wide



    2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


    Welcome Center

    3:00 PM - 3:55 PM

    Getting Involved on Campus


    4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Customs Check Cedel Hall


  • Incoming Student Checklist

    As a reminder, make sure to complete your final enrollment items as soon as possible.

    All items can be submitted via email to your admissions counselor or

  • COVID-19

    At Concordia the health of all our students, faculty and staff is top priority. For more information and any questions you may have, please check out our Covid-19 protocols

  • FAQs

    Still have some questions? Hopefully they will be answered here. If not, please contact your admissions counselor at 512-313-4CTX or

    Is attendance at Embark! mandatory?

    Yes! All incoming students must attend Embark! The program is designed to help complete your enrollment as a Concordia University Texas student.

    How do I register for Embark!?

    Click on the registration buttons above.

    Do I have to wear a mask while on campus?

    For information and any questions you may have, please check out our Covid-19 protocols

    Can you describe the course registration process?

    Leading up to Embark! you will virtually meet with an Academic Planner for an individualized advising session to build your schedule and answer any questions. Note: for transfer students, you will do this with your Admissions Counselor.

    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.

    At what session will I settle my bill and talk more about financial aid?

    Customs Check on January 7th will be the session where all final checklist items will be addressed individually with students and families.

    Oh yeah...Where can my parents stay?

    Residential students will move into their on campus room in our Residential Hall for the semester during Embark! For family members attending orientation from out of town please see the following hotels/motels.

    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

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites
    Across the street from CTX
    8300 N Ranch to Market 620
    Austin, TX 78726

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

    5.5 miles from CTX
    Rates range $90-$130
    14022 US Hwy 183
    Austin, Texas 78717

    Drury Hotels