Food Pantry

The Office of Student Engagement, in partnership with Health Services and Sustainability, launched the Cobber Food Pantry earlier this summer to help meet food insecurity challenges that our students face.  

For more details about the pantry, please visit and follow us on Instagram 

For questions or comments, you can email us at or use the contact form on the website to send us a message. 

Updated 06.29.20 

Personal Medical Kit – Financial Barriers

Recently you received a copy of a letter sent home to your families, sharing information about your return to campus this fall. In the letter, we indicated that all Cobbers should return to campus with a personal medical kit. 

If you face financial barriers to purchasing a personal medical kit, Student Development and Campus Life can provide assistance to a limited number of students. The cost of a medical kit is estimated to be approximately $60, depending on items you may already own and the exact type and source of the item you purchase.

To indicate that you have financial barriers to purchasing a medical kit, please complete this short form no later than Aug 15. 

All students (living on- or off-campus) need to bring a medical kit which contains:

  • Thermometer for daily temperature checks
  •  Minimum of three washable, reusable cloth masks that fit appropriately and will be required in various campus settings (the college is providing each student with one upon their arrival; you should bring two additional
  • Hand sanitizer that includes at least 60% alcohol (16 oz., refillable as needed) 
  • Fever reducer/pain reliever (e.g., Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen)
  • Disinfectant wipes (two containers, approximately 150 wipes)

*We recognize that disinfectant wipes are currently difficult to find online or at common retailers. An appropriate substitute would be a bottle of disinfectant spray and paper towels.


As in years past, Fall Orientation will help students transition to Concordia College by welcoming them to the campus, informing them of policy and procedures, introducing them to social and co-curricular activities, and acquainting them with academic life.

  • The Orientation schedule will begin Sunday evening after move-in and will wrap up Thursday morning with the beginning of fall classes.
  • There will be adjustments made for the health and wellbeing of incoming students. Participants will be required to wear masks and Orientation activities are being adapted to allow for 6 feet of social distancing.
  • Orientation Clubs will be smaller this year, 10 to 12 students instead of 20 to 24, to accommodate these adaptations.  
  • Schedules will be staggered, meaning not all students will be doing the same things at the same time. Some students may be eating lunch while others will be meeting with their academic advisor.
  • There will be some virtual participation. As much as possible, virtual participation will still happen as a Club in order to promote community and facilitate interaction.

If there are any questions, please call 218.299.4551 or email success@cord.eduWe look forward to welcoming new Cobbers to campus!

Campus Housing

On-campus living is modified this year. Check out the Residence Life information for details.