Activities and Social LifeHow about cocurricular activities?
Concordia has a wide range of student activities in which you are eligible to participate. We encourage you to participate in activities and organizations outside classroom work, as cocurricular involvement is one factor of student academic and social success at college. It is not recommended to become excessively involved, but to find one or two ways to be involved that are meaningful to you and your college learning experience. Student Leadership and Service can answer questions you may have regarding your cocurricular involvement.
If you are interested in music or athletics, you should tell your adviser so he or she can help you plan your schedule accordingly. During Fall Orientation in August, you will have additional opportunities to receive information about the student activity programs and auditions, when required.
How about weekends?
Concordia is a community, and the community develops as people come to know each other and become involved in what is happening on campus. Staying on campus during the weekends helps you feel more like a community member. Furthermore, your academic work is likely to suffer from too much “weekending.” When you first move away from home – as you may be doing –it is hard to stay away very long. We recognize this, of course. Don’t be ashamed of homesickness; it means you have a good home. But see if you can wait at least a month before making your first trip home. During the first semester there is a four-day academic break in mid-October, as well as a Thanksgiving vacation period of several days.