Opportunities to Connect to Concordia
Throughout the school year the Office of Student Success and Retention Services hosts several social and educational events to help students get connected with the college. We are always open to suggestions and are always looking for new ways to get students involved. If you have an idea for an event don't hesitate to contact us. The most updated information on the dates of Student Success events can be found on our Facebook page. Here is a list of events that have taken place in the past and events you can look forward to in the future:
Rock, Paper, Scissors - RPS is an annual event held during the first few weeks of the school year. This event involves a rock-paper-scissors tournament for students with some cool prizes. There are also door prizes, music, and appearances by a group of Concordia celebrities. RPS is a great way to meet fellow students and meet your student mentor! The 2009 RPS tournament was held in the Centrum with a freshman taking home the title, and it featured appearances by vice president of enrollment Omar Correa, world renowned composer/conductor Dr. Rene Clausen, Pastor Tim Megorden, and head football coach Terry Horan.
Spike For Success - This event is held during the fall at a home volleyball game. Spike For Success features door and raffle prizes, as well as a serving contest. This event is a great way to meet the Peer Mentors and support our Cobber volleyball players.
Serving contest and some of the mentors at the 2010 Spike for Success
Freshman/Student Interest Groups - Freshman and student interest groups (FIGS and SIGS) are groups of students (not just freshman) with a common interest doing something fun. Lead by a student mentor, they are an easy way to get involved and meet new people. Some examples of FIGS are trips to a coffee shop, billiards hall, or Kroll's Diner. Others involve informational presentations by guest speakers or simply getting together for some sports in Olson Forum. FIGS/SIGS are held at various times throughout the year and by popular demand from students. If you have an idea or request for a FIG/SIG please contact Student Success.
Christmas/Holiday Party - Held during the last 2 weeks of first semester, the holiday party is a quick and easy way to take a study break and grab some hot cider or cocoa, a cookie, and say hi to a student mentor. The holiday party is held in both the Grant Center and the Frida Nilsen lounge.
Hoop Night - Held during the first half of second semester, hoop night is a way to come out and support the men and women's basketball teams. Hoop night features prizes for all students in attendance, raffle drawings throughout both games, musical lay-ups, and the Buffalo Wild Wings hot wings eating challenge.
Snow Mania - Snow Mania is held during the middle part of second semester, granted the weather cooperates. Snow Mania is a week long event in which students create snow sculptures on campus and compete for prizes. Door prizes are also given away.
Ice Cream Social - Held near the middle of second semester, Student Success gives free ice cream cones and prizes to students to brighten their day. This is a great way to take a study break, meet the mentors, and learn more about Student Success
Fill the Ballpark - This event is held during April at both a baseball and softball game. It features free hot dogs for students as well as door prizes. Fill the ballpark is a great way to get some fresh air, take a study break, and support your fellow Cobbers!
Updated information on Student Success events and more pictures can be found on our Facebook page.