Embark! New Student OrientationEmbark! New Student Orientation

Embark! New Student Orientation


Your college journey starts here.

You’re officially a Tornado. Embark! is Concordia’s new student orientation. During orientation, incoming Tornados and their families get a chance to navigate the ins and outs of being part of the Concordia community. The one-and-a-half-day event is required for all incoming students. Learn more about the event and get a list of what you’ll need to bring below.

Embark! gives you a chance to meet your fellow Tornados, have a chat with your new professors, and learn your way around our quaint campus. Meals are included. Plus, you’ll get your hands on some Tornado Swag.

Embark! Sessions include Academics 101, Faith Talk, Campus Resources Tour, and Meet the President.



Download the following EMBARK schedules to keep up with the weekend's activities.






Are you an incoming transfer student? Be sure to register for En Route Transfer Student Orientation, which is mandatory for all incoming transfer students. During orientation, students and their guests will navigate the ins and outs of being part of the Concordia community. You can expect fun activities, engaging information sessions, mock classes, and more. It’s going to be a great day on campus!



Aug 23
Embark! 2023 New Student Orientation 8:00 AM - 7 :00 PM

Welcome to Concordia, Tornado! Embark! is Concordia’s new student orientation and is required for incoming residential students. During orientation, students and their guests will navigate the...

Register for Embark! New Student Orientation today to save your spot. Or reach out to your Admissions Counselor if you have any questions.

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Future Tornado

Students at Embark


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CTX Spirit

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CTX Spirit

Students and staff during Embark.


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CTX loves you so much

CTX loves you so much

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Welcome home

Your Orientation Journey

Register for Embark

Step 1: Register for Embark

You’ve been accepted. You’ve paid your deposit. Why wait? Register for your spot at Embark! today. The earlier you register, the better. 

Register for classes

Step 2: Register for Classes

Register before Embark! so you can meet your professors while you’re here. You’ll receive communication by email with more information about registering. Reach out if you’ve registered for Embark! but haven’t received a registration email.

Attend your scheduled orientation date

Step 3: Attend Your Scheduled Orientation Date

You will not want to miss the exciting activities we have planned for you and the Concordia community experience. You'll get to make meaningful connections, play games, and meet your future classmates! Remember to check out the list of activities and what you should bring.


During new student orientation, there will be sessions that involve both students and guests together, as well as separate sessions dedicated to guests and students. Family and guests will participate in an engaging family symposium. Sessions include:

  • Family Symposium - Introduction
  • Family Symposium - Creating Expectations
  • Family Symposium - Experience the Classroom
  • Debrief & Reception
  • Campus Resources Tour

Family and guests should make their own accommodation plans. Students will spend the night in the residence halls.

Hotel Discounts & Accommodations

Consider staying overnight at one the following hotels near Concordia’s campus:

Residence Inn Austin Lake Travis / River Place: 20% discount when using the Concordia Reservation link

La Quinta Inn & Suites Cedar Park: 10% discount when mentioning that you are with Concordia upon booking

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Follow the link to receive the Concordia discount

Hampton Inn: Special rates for Concordia University Texas

Homewood Suites: Special rates for Concordia University Texas

Residence Inn by Marriott: 20% off best available rate, please email or call 512-634-1250