Questions About CCU's Weekend of Welcome

Are you a new student to CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies? Learn about our Weekend of Welcome event, and find answers to commonly asked questions about this event below.

What is Weekend of Welcome?

Weekend of Welcome is part one of the CCU Orientation Program for new students. WOW consists of parent and student workshops, service projects, social activities, community ceremonies, and multiple opportunities to get to know the community in which you are joining, a vital time to assist in your transition into CCU.

What does the move in process look like?

Move-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2023, based upon residential housing assignments. Move-in slots and check-in map will be announced over the Summer. As we seek to expand our campus with the construction of the Armstrong Center we will be determining the most efficient and effective way to move students into the residential housing.

If you have questions feel free to email

When can I start moving in to my apartment?

Students may check into their Residence Halls no earlier than 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, of WOW. Students will be assigned a move-in window of time based upon their Fall 2023 residential housing assignment.

What should I bring to CCU?

Check out our What to Bring page to find out what you might need in your apartment.

When will parent programming for orientation be completed?

We have planned programming for parents on Thursday afternoon and Friday during Weekend of Welcome. Students will be busy in WOW activities throughout the entire weekend, so we recommend Friday after dinner as a great time to say goodbye.

Are siblings allowed to attend WOW events?

We know that having a student start college is a transition for the entire family and welcome family members including siblings. However, as most activities are geared towards students and parents, siblings can feel out of place. We leave this decision to parents. Each student will be limited to 2 guests for the weekend.

Am I required to attend WOW and the New Student Retreat?

WOW is mandatory for all new students.

The New Student Retreat is also required for all first-time freshmen. Transfer students are invited to attend.

NOTE: The New Student Retreat is connected to an assignment in INT 101 and INT 102. Any unexcused absences will result in a zero on the assignment.

How do I register for WOW?

Students may register here.

Where can I find the schedule for WOW and information about the New Student Retreat?

Visit the WOW website for details about WOW and New Student Retreat.

Where can my parents stay during WOW?

Parents will need to make their own arrangements for lodging during WOW. We have special rates with a few area hotels for your convenience.

What is the New Student Retreat?

The New Student Retreat is the second part of orientation for all new students. We'll head up to Young Life's Frontier Ranch for a weekend to consider the big questions of college.

NOTE: The New Student Retreat is mandatory for all new students enrolled in INT 101 and INT 102. As such, you are already signed up to attend to NSR if enrolled and grade points are attached to this course assignment.

How do I register for the New Student Retreat?

All first-time freshmen (and anyone registered for an FYI class) are automatically registered. If you are a transfer student, not enrolled in INT 102 you will receive detailed information throughout WOW during special events just for transfer students; you may register for the retreat by filling out the Transfer Registration From. If you have questions regarding the New Student Retreat, please e-mail

Where can I purchase textbooks?

Incoming students are automatically enrolled in the CCU bookstore's Slingshot Premium program. When you enroll in classes, Slingshot Premium will automatically receive your book order. Your books will be delivered to you before classes start, and the balance will be posted to your student account. You can manage your textbook preferences (rental vs. purchase, used vs. new) at If you have any questions, please contact or (303)963-3289.