Dear New Cobber,
Welcome to Concordia College! My name is Amanda Pieters and I am the Assistant Director of Orientation and First-Year Transition Programming. You can find my office in the Center for Student Success, lower level of Fjelstad Hall, B02.
Concordia is dedicated to making your transition to college the best it can be. A few of the programs designed to help with your transition to college are: Fall Orientation and the First-Year Transition (FYT) Labs.
Come August, Fall Orientation takes place for four days prior to the start of class. Fall Orientation begins Sunday, August 26, 2018, and ends with Convocation on the first day of class, Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Events during Orientation are designed to help you acclimate to the campus, community and classroom. Two Orientation Leaders (OLs) will guide you through Orientation week.
On your second day of class you will begin your FYT Lab. This required lab, attached to your Inquiry Seminar course, is an extension of Orientation and addresses things like time management, choosing a major, overcoming failure, building relationships and campus resources. It occurs six times throughout first semester. One of your OLs will continue into the semester with you to facilitate these labs. All of these programs are intentionally designed to meet your needs in an engaging and educational way.
We know you have what it takes to be successful, we're here to help. Best wishes as you begin your journey!