Upon arrival on Aug. 26, go directly to the lobby of the residence hall to which you've been assigned – student staff members will be there to greet you, issue a key and provide directions to your room (more information about move-in day will be sent out in August).
Blessing the Journey, the new student orientation program for you and your family, begins at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 26. You'll want to be moved in and settled before that time so that you can attend.
If there are circumstances that make it imperative that you arrive earlier than Aug. 26, please contact our office in advance to determine if special arrangements can be made. (If you are a fall athlete, your coach has likely already communicated with you about an early arrival date.)
Feeling overwhelmed? Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
Not Anymore Training
Must be completed prior to arriving on campus.
This video-based program will provide critical information about Consent, Bystander Intervention, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Stalking, and much more. "Not Anymore" will help you better understand how important these issues are and what you can do to help make our campus safer.
Contacting Your Roommate(s)
It's totally normal to be a little nervous about reaching out to your roommate. A few things to keep in mind:
- The sooner, the better!
- If you check them out on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, remember that social media is not always the complete story of a person's true personality. Be open minded.
- Resist the urge to just use text/email to contact them. If calling them is too nerve-wracking, consider using text/email first to set up a good time to talk on the phone.
- When you talk, you'll want to determine who will be bringing which items to your room so that you don't end up with unnecessary duplicates.
- Remember that college is all about growth and personal development – and living with someone who might not be exactly like you is a huge part of that experience!
All rooms are provided with single beds (most bunkable), mattress, desks or study tables, chairs, dressers, closets, and window coverings. You'll need to bring your own bedding (mattress pad, sheets, pillows, blankets, etc.) and anything else that will help you feel comfortable in your new home away from home. If you choose to bring carpeting for your room, avoid carpet with a rubber back, as it can create poisonous gases in the event of a fire. You can also view a gallery of 3D floor plans on our website.
See Floor Plans
Each room may have one refrigerator (no larger than 4.9 cubic feet/drawing 1.5 amps) and one microwave oven (no more than 1200 watts). If desired, you may also bring a coffee maker. For safety reasons, we prohibit the use of hot plates and broiler ovens and strongly discourage the use of other cooking-related appliances which use heating coils. (If you are living in the college apartments, these limitations do not apply to you – contact our office if you need specifics).
For a full list of residence hall regulations and policies, be sure to read the hall handbook.
Helpful measurements are listed below (contact our office if you are living in a building that is not listed).
|Hall||Approximate Dimensions||Mattress Size||Study Lamps|
|Erickson/Hallett||9'8" x 15'2"||80" x 39"||Yes|
|Hoyum||9'11" x 14'11"||80" x 39"||Yes|
|Livedalen||9'11" x 15'4"||80" x 39"||Yes|
|Park Region||Varied||80" x 39"||No|
Lofting Your Bed
If you would like to loft your bed, we recommend renting a metal loft from College Services, Inc. You'll receive a separate email with a brochure and link to their company. This is the easiest way to install a loft in your room. Deadline to confirm your rental is Friday, Aug. 17. Lofts can be picked up on Sunday, Aug. 26 or Monday, Aug. 27 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. from the parking lot south of Hvidsten Hall of Music or the parking lot east of Hallett and Erickson Halls.
- If you are living in the college apartments or Brown Hall, you must use the college-provided beds.
- If you are living in Park Region Hall, your bed has the ability to be lofted with existing parts and you will not need to rent one. You can assemble the loft on move-in day.
If you construct your own loft:
- It must accommodate the college's bedspring or a full length of 5/8" plywood under the mattress
- The highest point of the loft should not exceed 6 feet.
Regardless of how you choose to loft, the remaining portions of the college-owned bed must be stored in the room to reduce the likelihood of misplaced or lost pieces.
Laundry facilities are located in each residence hall and the cost has been included in your room fee, so no additional payment is required. The machines are high efficiency, so please consider purchasing detergent specifically designed for high-efficiency machines.
In addition to in-hall facilities, we are excited to partner with Overloaded Laundry – a local laundry service that picks up, washes, dries, folds and delivers laundry on a weekly basis. You’ll receive an additional email from our office about how to purchase this service if you are interested.
You will be assigned a locked post office box located in the Knutson Campus Center. Your post office number and box combination will be emailed to you in early August. Please keep that email for future reference. Plan to check your box regularly, as you’ll receive important communication from the college. Your mail may be addressed to you as follows: name, post office box #, Concordia College, 901 8th St S, Moorhead, MN 56562.
Because the college is not responsible for loss or damage to personal property, we suggest that you verify that your family’s homeowner’s insurance will cover your property while you are here, or purchase a special policy.
Four days of Orientation activities are scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, in Memorial Auditorium. You will be assigned to an Orientation Club with approximately 20 other students and will be advised by two specially selected returning students and a faculty mentor. Later this summer, you'll receive a mailing from your Orientation Leaders and faculty mentor, which will provide more details about Orientation. You may also look online for additional information.
NOTE: International students should plan to arrive Wednesday, Aug. 22, for International Student Orientation, which starts Thursday, Aug. 23, with lunch at noon followed by a campus tour at 3:30 p.m. and a welcome dinner at 5:30 p.m. Two full days of Orientation will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24-25.
We want your transition to Concordia to be smooth – if you have any questions about your housing assignment, what to bring, what to expect from your residence hall experience or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Finally, remember that you can view your housing and dining information by logging into MyHousing.