Two-Day Schedule

This schedule is for students admitted for the fall semester who are attending a SOAR session during June or July. If you have registered for a one-day session in August, view the one-day schedule.

Student session     Family session


Day one

Math Placement Exam
8:15 - 9:30
Plaster Student Union (PSU) Lobby
Student Session

SOAR Check-In
9:00 - 9:50
Hutchens House Lobby
Student SessionFamily Session

Welcome to Missouri State University
10:00 - 10:30
PSU Theater
Our campus community welcomes you to your new collegiate home!
Student SessionFamily Session

First Things First
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PSU Ballroom East
SOAR leaders discuss the differences between high school and college life and share tips for adjusting.
Student Session

Letting Grow: How to Support Your Student
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
PSU Theater
Families often forget that like their student, they are experiencing a transition, as well. Missouri State staff discuss this transition and share advice on how to coach your student to success.
Family Session

Lunch
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
PSU Union Club and PSU Food Court
Family Session

Lunch with Your SOAR Leaders
12:00 - 1:00
Garst Dining Center
Student Session

Student Health and Wellness
12:15 - 12:45
PSU Theater
Learn more about the services available at Taylor Health and Wellness Center.
Family Session

Introduction to Your College
1:00 - 1:30
Various meeting rooms
Deans and faculty of your college discuss your major and how to be academically involved. Students still exploring majors will be provided information on how to research and select a major.
Student SessionFamily Session

Advisement Information Meeting
1:45 - 3:00
Various meeting rooms
SOAR advisors provide an overview of the General Education program, major and course requirements, and academic opportunities.
Student SessionFamily Session

Trial Schedule Building
3:15 - 4:45
Various meeting rooms
Practice constructing your first semester schedule using Missouri State’s Trial Schedule Building tool. Don’t worry—SOAR leaders will be there to help!
Student Session

Residence Life, Housing and Dining Services
3:45 - 5:00
Carrington Auditorium
Learn more about life in our residence halls and dining centers.
Family Session

Missouri State Bookstore
3:45 - 5:00
Carrington Auditorium
Bookstore staff discuss textbooks and other academic supplies, gifts, and BearWear.
Family Session

Students Only
5:00 - 6:00
PSU Theater
Have any remaining questions about Missouri State or college life? Get the answers from a panel of SOAR leaders.
Student Session

Q&A with the SOAR Leaders
5:00 - 6:00
Carrington Auditorium
SOAR leaders will answer your questions and provide a student perspective on Missouri State and student life.
Family Session

Dinner with your SOAR Group
6:00 - 7:00
PSU Ballroom
Enjoy a relaxing dinner with your SOAR group and discuss your potential schedules for the upcoming semester.
Student SessionFamily Session

Bear Necessities: What You Need to Know about Public Affairs
7:00 - 8:30
Glass Hall
Missouri State’s public affairs mission is an integral part of our campus community. Learn about the three pillars of the mission—community engagement, cultural competence, and ethical leadership—in interactive sessions.
Student Session

Family Program Wrap-up and Departure
Family Session


Day two

Welcome and Entertainment
8:15 - 8:30
PSU Theater
Begin your second day with an energetic opening from our SOAR leaders.
Student sessionFamily session

Money Matters
8:30 - 9:15
PSU Theater
Learn information about fi20cial aid opportunities and fi20cial services.
Student sessionFamily session

Career Center
9:15 - 9:45
PSU Theater
Whether you are searching for a job, an internship, a career, or a major, the Career Center can provide you help and guidance. Find out more in this session.
Student sessionFamily session

Getting Involved at Missouri State
9:45 - 10:30
PSU Ballroom East
The staff of the Office of Student Engagement will share opportunities for involvement and help you discover how to find your place at Missouri State.
Student session

Safety and Student Conduct
10:00 - 10:30
Carrington Auditorium
Learn how Missouri State helps keep your student safe and what behavior it expects from its students.
Family session

Advisement and Registration
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Various meeting rooms
Meet your academic advisor for an individual advising appointment, then register for your first semester of college.
Student session

Office of Student Engagement
10:30 - 11:00
Carrington Auditorium
Student Engagement staff share why involvement is essential to student success. 
Family session

Counseling and Testing Center
11:00 - 11:30
Carrington Auditorium
Learn what services are available to help students adjust well to the college environment.
Family session

Campus Expo
11:30 - 1:30
PSU First and Second Floors
Visit this information fair to meet with individuals from a variety of campus services and have any final questions answered.
Student sessionFamily session

Family Lounge
11:30 - 1:30
PSU Ballroom West
While students are registering, family members will have an opportunity to relax, meet other family members, and have their remaining questions answered.
Student sessionFamily session