Everything during Fall Orientation is designed to help you become more comfortable and more likely to have a positive transition to college life. You'll learn about your college resources, expectations and learn tips to be academically successful. For these reasons, Fall Orientation participation is highly encouraged, although it is not mandatory.

Residence halls open at 8 a.m. on move-in day. Go directly to the residence hall to which you are assigned and plan have everything moved into your room by around 2 p.m., as the opening ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. There will be lots of Cobbers willing to help you and your family move your belongings on move-in day. 

Those who live far away, participate in fall sports or have unique circumstances may be able to move in early. To inquire about early move-in, contact Residence Life at 218.299.3872.

Representatives from the Admission, Business, Dining Services, Financial Aid, Payroll, Registrar, and Student Development and Campus Life offices will be available to assist you between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on move-in day in Lorentzsen Hall. 

If you will be living on campus AND you've already taken your ID photo taken, you will receive your ID when you check into your residence hall. If you will live off campus, you must pick up your ID with the Dining Services representative between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on move-in day in Lorentzsen Hall, or any other day at the Dining Services office in the Knutson Campus Center.

If you have NOT had your ID photo taken, you will need to have your photo taken between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on move-in day in Lorentzsen Hall, or any other day at the Dining Services office in the Knutson Campus Center. 

Parents are asked to leave campus around 3:30 p.m. Orientation Clubs will gather at 4 p.m.

Although it is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged that ALL new students attend Fall Orientation activities. Fall Orientation planners have collaborated with coaches to make sure that your schedule is balanced and you are getting the most out of both Fall Orientation and athletic team activities. 

The Summer Book Read will be discussed in your Orientation Club with your faculty mentor, Orientation Leaders and other new students. The discussion will be the first of many intellectual conversations you'll have in and out of the classroom at Concordia. In most cases, your faculty mentor will also be one of your first semester course instructors, so you'll want to make a good impression by getting your first assignment done and participating in the discussion. 

Parking is free at Concordia, but you must register your car and get a parking permit. Parking Services allows you to apply online for a permit and provides all the information you need about parking lots, policies and more.

Yes. It is convenient to purchase your textbooks online at the Cobber Bookstore. Online textbook ordering is available from July 15 to Aug. 18. A large selection of used textbooks will be available in the Cobber Bookstore during Summer Orientation in June. For added convenience, you may charge your textbooks to your Cobber ID account, which appears on your tuition statement.

Yes. There will be some residence floor meetings and activities during which you'll meet other floormates and your Resident Assistant (RA). Your RA will also inform you about the community policies of the residence hall that keep the halls safe and comfortable for everyone.

Each student receives a campus post office box. Your post office box number will be available on CobberNet. Your address will be:

Your Name
Your Campus PO #
Concordia College
901 8th St. S.
Moorhead, MN 56562

You should have received a Concordia email username and password shortly after your acceptance as a student. If you have lost this, contact Pam Miller at pmiller@cord.edu.