SOAR: Student Orientation, Advisement and Orientation

Registration Information

Session dates

Orientation dates for spring 2015 semester

Session datesOpen toProgram length
Thursday, January 8 All students admitted for spring 2015 One day
Friday, January 9 All students admitted for spring 2015 One day

Orientation dates for summer 2015 semester

Session datesOpen toProgram length
Friday, June 5 All students admitted for summer 2015 One day

Orientation dates for fall 2015 semester

Session datesOpen toProgram length
Monday, June 8 – Tuesday, June 9 Students admitted to the Honors College Two days
Wednesday, June 10 – Thursday, June 11 Students admitted to the Honors College and students admitted before February 1 Two days
Monday, June 15 – Tuesday, June 16 Intercollegiate Student Athletes and students admitted before February 1 Two days
Wednesday, June 17 – Thursday, June 18 Students admitted before February 1 Two days
Monday, June 22 – Tuesday, June 23 Students admitted before February 1 Two days
Wednesday, June 24 – Thursday, June 25 Students admitted before February 1 Two days
Monday, June 29 – Tuesday, June 30 Students admitted before February 1 Two days
Monday, July 6 – Tuesday, July 7 Students admitted before July 24 Two days
Wednesday, July 8 – Thursday, July 9 Students admitted before July 24 Two days
Monday, July 13 – Tuesday, July 14 Students admitted before July 24 Two days
Wednesday, July 15 – Thursday, July 16 Students admitted before July 24 Two days
Monday, July 20 – Tuesday, July 21 Students admitted before July 24 Two days
Wednesday, July 22 – Thursday, July 23 Students admitted before July 24 Two days
Monday, July 27 – Tuesday, July 28 Students admitted before July 24 Two days
*Wednesday, August 12 All admitted students (Online registration begins July 24)  One day
*Thursday, August 13 All admitted students (Online registration begins July 24) One day

* Students are encouraged to attend our two-day SOAR sessions in June and July. These sessions provide students more information, more time to make decisions regarding their education, and a wider selection of courses. One-day sessions are intended to provide late-admitted students an opportunity to receive orientation, not as a method for students to reduce time spent at orientation or accommodate summer schedules. Online registration for one-day sessions will begin July 24.

Registration timeline

Registration for SOAR sessions is determined by your semester of admission:

  • Admitted for summer or fall – registration begins early April
  • Admitted for spring – registration begins early November

SOAR fees

SOAR fees must be paid at the time of registration to confirm your session selection. More information about SOAR fees is available on our Fees and Payment Information page.

Session selection

SOAR session availability is determined by your admission date, your student type and the number of spaces remaining in each session. We recommend you register to attend as early as possible, as this provides you with the best class registration options.

The online SOAR reservation system displays session dates which are both currently open and available to you. Please enter the reservation system to determine which sessions below are available to you.

Overnight accommodations

During two-day SOAR sessions in June and July, all students are required to stay overnight on campus. (Housing for one night of SOAR is included in the student SOAR fee; an additional night's stay is $25.)  

Family members can stay overnight on campus for a small fee. Make your and your family's accommodation reservations online during the SOAR registration process. Visit the Overnight Accommodations page for more details.