The story of Concordia University dates back to the mid-1950s when a small group of Southern California Lutherans began to plan for a Lutheran college to serve the people of the Pacific Southwest. By 1962 the decision had been made by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to build the new school.
At Concordia Irvine we are dedicated not only to teaching certain subjects, but to shaping a coherent and comprehensive view of the world, of humanity, and of the God who created and redeemed both. It is this faithfulness to this mission and this heritage which makes Concordia graduates wise, honorable and cultivated citizens. They become citizens prepared to serve God’s world and proclaim God’s word.
Career Services supports the mission of Concordia University Irvine by helping undergraduate students determine and fulfill their career goals through programs and services that foster, in each student, career management confidence via self-assessment, research, skill development, and exposure to opportunity.
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Your time living in the Residence Halls can be as fulfilling as you choose to make it. We encourage you to get to know your neighbors by participating in hall and building activities. We offer an on-campus gym (CU Active) and a bike rental program (CU Rides) to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and explore the Orange County area. We provide the opportunities, but your engagement with the community is entirely up to you. We hope you make the most of it.
We provide students and faculty with access to resources and services necessary for their intellectual advancement in an academic environment and in support of the research and instructional mission of the University. We strive to be Concordia’s gateway to the world of information and scholarship.
IT Services at Concordia University is responsible for managing, maintaining, and assisting with a wide range of systems and services on campus. We also manage user accounts and passwords for most of these services. This includes all of the following:
The Wellness Center is dedicated to providing high quality medical and psychological care to our students in a private, confidential and safe setting. The staff is committed to the wellness of our students.
The city of Irvine is a planned community, primarily residential but including multi-national business and industrial complexes. It is rated one of the safest cities of its size in the United States. The surroundings of the Concordia campus offer an oasis to wildlife and are an ideal setting for the newest of the LCMS universities.
The CUI Athletic Training Department believes that athletic training is a ministry. We seek to be a community of disciples who provide the highest level of personalized, whole-person care to our athletes. We will provide this service through prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. We also seek to educate athletic training students by providing an environment that promotes intellectual and clinical development while also fostering spiritual growth.
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Concordia University Irvine is fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of six regional bodies that supervise accreditation for colleges and universities throughout the United States.