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Embark! Your journey starts here.

This two-day mandatory orientation for all incoming freshmen is designed to embark you on your college career.  Students, faculty, and staff will all be here to show you the wonderful opportunities CTX has to offer. Future students are provided overnight housing as well as meals.

Embark! Dates for Summer 2014

 

Embark! Session 3: August 21-22, 2014

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Welcome New Students!

 


Welcome and congratulations on your decision to join the Concordia University Texas (CTX) family.  We know that now is the highlight of your high school career.  Proms, graduations, Senior Class Trips, you have been waiting for this moment for the past four years - maybe even longer.  We are excited for you! The end of this journey marks the beginning of an even more exciting journey awaiting you.  Your journey starts here, at Concordia University Texas.

Here at Concordia we know that this time in your life can be exciting, and maybe a little scary.  We offer a special opportunity for you to Embark! on your next journey in life - COLLEGE.  Embark! is an overnight orientation program that introduces you and your parents to CTX.  Incoming freshman and transfer students will have the opportunity to meet fellow classmates through a series of fun activities.  But we are not all play around here; this will also be your opportunity to receive your schedule for the fall semester.  Family members will be able to learn more about the CTX campus, interact with other CTX parents, and learn how to help prepare you for a successful school year.

Attendance is required!  In order for you to Embark! on your journey, you and your parents must attend one of the three Embark! sessions that will be held in July and August.

Concordia University Texas is known for its caring family and outstretched arms to all students, faculty and staff.  We can’t wait for you to experience Concordia’s kindness and concern.  We are here to make sure you are successful and we will do everything we can to make you so. We look forward to serving you as you Embark! on your college career as a Concordia Tornado.

Sincerely,
Kristi Kirk
Vice-Provost of Student Services

The excursion sessions provide an interactive glimpse in to a variety of student opportunities. You will be able to choose two excursions when registering, and you will be assigned based on availability during your Embark! session.

Keep Austin Weird

Join this excursion and get a glimpse of life in Austin. Find out the do's and don't's of Austin and why everyone wants to Keep Austin Weird. If you are from out of town, this excursion is for you!

Student Life

An excursion that will give you the scoop on what Concordia students do outside of the classroom. Learn about the variety of student organizations, planned events, and ways to get involved socially, academically, and spiritually!

Working

This excursion will educate students about the various job opportunities available for students off and on campus. It will also highlight the wonderful career services offered to all students, including resume building, job postings, career fairs, and more!

World View

Concordia has some amazing travel opportunities through missions, travel courses, study abroad and our Concordia exchange program. Find out about how you can become a citizen of the world while studying at CTX!

Here is an important checklist of what to bring.

  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow - We do not provide bedding.
  • Toiletries
  • Pajamas
  • Comfortable Clothing & Tennis Shoes
  • Towel
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Willingness to have fun and make new friends!

Embark! III Student Itinerary

The student itinerary events below are mandatory for all incoming freshmen.

Student

DAY ONE

1:00PM

4:00PM

Customs Check & Move-In for Residents

Student Center & Residence Halls

3:00PM

4:00PM

Customs Check & Check-In for Non-Residents

Student Center & Residence Halls

4:00PM

5:00PM

All Aboard

Chapel

5:00PM

6:00PM

The Challenge

Martin Luther Statue, Building A

6:00PM

7:00PM

Dinner

Dining Hall

7:00PM

7:30PM

Housing Excursion

Chapel

8:00PM

11:00PM

Destination: Mixer

Student Center

DAY TWO

8:00AM

9:00AM

Dean and Faculty Breakfast

Dining Hall

9:00AM

9:30AM

Academics 101

Chapel

9:30AM

10:30AM

Advising

Various, Building C

10:30AM

11:30AM

Navigating the Landmarks

Chapel & All of Campus

11:30AM

12:30PM

Lunch

Dining Hall

12:30PM

1:00PM

Excursion I

Various, Building C

1:00PM

1:30PM

Excursion II

Various, Building C

1:30PM

2:00PM

The Layover

Lobby, Building A

2:00PM

3:00PM

Financial Aid Presentation

Chapel

3:00PM

3:45PM

Book Club

Chapel

3:45PM

4:00PM

WOW Introduction & Non-Resident Check-Out

Chapel & Residence Halls

This schedule is subject to change. A formal agenda will be given to both students and parents at check-in.

Don't worry parents, we've got you covered too. (Subject to change)

Parent Session Presentations

Student Services (PDF)

Financial Aid (PDF)

DAY ONE

1:00PM

4:00PM

Customs Check & Move-In for Residents

Student Center & Residence Halls

3:00PM

4:00PM

Customs Check & Check-In for Non-Residents

Student Center & Residence Halls

4:00PM

5:00PM

All Aboard

Chapel

5:00PM

6:00PM

Parents Reception

TBA

DAY TWO

8:00AM

9:00AM

Dean and Faculty Breakfast

Dining Hall

9:00AM

9:30AM

Academics 101

Chapel

9:30AM

11:30AM

Parent Symposium

Chapel

11:30AM

12:30PM

Lunch

Dining Hall

12:30PM

1:30PM

Creating Expectations

Chapel

1:30PM

2:00PM

The Layover

Lobby, Building A

2:00PM

3:00PM

Financial Aid Presentation

Chapel

3:00PM

4:00PM

Campus Resources

Blackbox Theatre, Building B

Still have some questions?  Hopefully they will be answered here.  If not, please contact KC Pospisil, kc.pospisil@concordia.edu, (512) 313-4703.

Is attendance at Embark! mandatory?

Yes! All incoming first-year students must attend an Embark! session.  The program is designed to help complete your enrollment as a Concordia University Texas Student.

How do I register for Embark!?

Register online for the Embark! session of your choice. You will then recieve an email confirming the date of the Embark! session for which you are registered.

Embark! Session 3: August 21-22, 2014

Register

Can you describe the course registration process?

You will be given instructions on how to register when you get to Embark!  Before you leave on the second day, you will register for class.

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 or bring them with you to Embark!

How can I find out more information about the courses offered in the 2013-2014 academic year?

Please refer to the Concordia University Texas Academic Catalog to better understand your specific program requirements and to locate course descriptions that will assist your decision-making.  The catalog can be viewed here.  Be sure you select the most current catalog to use as a reference.

Oh yeah...Where can my parents stay?

Students will have the opportunity to experience residential life during Embark! by spending the night in one of our residence halls. The following hotels/motels are recommended for families while visiting CTX.

Hyatt House Austin/Arboretum

10001 N. Capital of Texas Highway

Austin, TX 78759

512.342.8080

Located 12 miles from CTX. Offering discounted rates during all Embark Sessions. Includes free continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, and is within walking distance of shopping, a movie theater, and many restaurants.

Embark Session 1 Rates

Embark Session 2 Rates

Embark Session 3 Rates

The Hotel Allendale
7685 Northcross Dr.
Austin, TX 78757 
512-452-9391

Hampton Inn
10811 Pecan Park Blvd.
Austin, TX 78750
512-249-0045

Holiday Inn Express
12703 FM 620 N.
Austin, TX 78750
512-249-8166

Hilton Garden Inn
11617 Research Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759
512-241-1600

La Quinta Inn
11901 N Mopac Expy.
Austin, TX 78759
512-832-2121