Orientation

SOAR Arrival and Schedule

Registration/check-in for each SOAR session begins Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and continues until 11:00 p.m. for those arriving early.

Registration/Check-in is also available Friday morning from 7:00 - 7:45 a.m.

The SOAR program begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Friday.

A quick overview of the schedule will be posted here at a later date.

SOAR Overview

Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

  • Registration/check-in for SOAR, 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. in the Ridgway University Center. There are no scheduled SOAR activities for Thursday. Thursday registration/check-in is available as a convenience to those traveling long distances.

Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • Breakfast for all students and parents who stay in University housing (SOAR 1 & 2 only)
  • Registration/check-in continues, 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. in the Ridgway University Center Lobby
  • Welcome presentation
  • Student assessments begin
  • Parent information sessions: Security, Health Services, Residence life and more
  • Special interest sessions on Harlaxton College, activities, religious life and more
  • Parents meet with academic staff
  • Students begin the advising process
  • Lunch
  • "Letting Go" presentation for parents
  • "Straight Talk" panels for students & parents
  • "Ice Cream Social" reception
  • Student dance

Saturday 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Breakfast in the Cafe Court located in the Ridgway University Center
  • "Now for College" presentation
  • Evaluation of testing results
  • Student academic advising continues
  • Student class registration
  • Parent orientation continues
  • "Parenthood UE Style" by current UE parents