On September 30, 1962, Lutherans from across Michigan gathered on the grounds of the former Earhart estate in Ann Arbor to install the cornerstone of a building that would soon become the centerpiece of a new college. The motto inscribed on the cornerstone, “That in All Things Christ Might Have Preeminence,” set the tone and function for the Chapel of the Holy Trinity and the surrounding buildings that would embody the college. Soon after the dedication, construction began and the college opened the following fall with 236 students and 24 instructors.
At Concordia University Ann Arbor your faith and your knowledge will flourish because we are a community that cares about your whole self - your mind, body, and spirit - and are committed to helping you reach your fullest potential. Concordia University’s Core Values and Mission Statement express the university’s enduring purpose and identity; its very reason for existence as a place of Lutheran higher education. A shared fidelity to this central purpose guides Concordia’s academic schools, programs, and initiatives.