Parent SOAR


Parent SOAR I:  July 24-25, 2015
Parent SOAR II:  July 27-28, 2015
Evening Parent SOAR: July 28, 2015

Register for Parent SOAR

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The Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR registration deadline is Friday, July 10, 2015!

What is Parent SOAR?

Parent SOAR is an optional two-day orientation experience for the parents of incoming first-year students that runs concurrently with the student SOAR sessions (SOAR I & II Only). Parents will obtain important information about the campus; meet fellow parents, current students, faculty, and staff; learn about college resources and services; and get a taste of what life will be like for their student at Augsburg College.

What if parents cannot attend Parent SOAR but still want to attend an orientation program?

Evening Parent SOAR is available for parents who cannot attend one of the two-day Parent SOAR sessions. This abbreviated program will cover the basic information provided in the two-day Parent SOAR sessions and will be offered Tuesday, July 28 in the evening for all parents, regardless of which SOAR session their first-year student is attending.

What should parents bring to Parent SOAR?

  • Comfortable walking shoes*
  • Umbrella
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

*During Parent SOAR parents have the option of exploring the different businesses, organizations, and campus partners surrounding the Augsburg College campus through a walking tour (Parent SOAR I & II Only).

Is there overnight on-campus housing available for parents during Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR?

Unfortunately there is no overnight on-campus housing available for parents during Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR. The hotel nearest to Augsburg College is the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown which can be reached at or 612-333-4646.

When and where do parents check-in for Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR?

Parent SOAR: Check-in and other pre-orientation activities will take place from 8:00-8:45 a.m. on Day 1 of each Parent SOAR session in the Christensen Center Lobby. Regular programming will conclude by 12:30 p.m. and optional activities will conclude by 2:30 p.m. on Day 2 of each Parent SOAR session.

Evening Parent SOAR: Check-in and other pre-orientation activities will take place from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel Atrium and the program will conclude by 8:45 p.m.

Where can parents park during Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR?

Parents can park free of charge in any designated Augsburg College parking lot during the hours of their Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR session. A map of parking lots on campus can be found at

Need accommodations?

To request accommodations for a disability, such as print materials in electronic formats, physical access/mobility issues, etc. for Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR, please contact the Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services (CLASS) at or 612-330-1053. For more information about CLASS Disability Services, please visit

Additional questions?

Please contact Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO)-Orientation Programs at or 612-330-1100 with any additional questions and concerns regarding Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR.


Auggie Days, the second part of the required orientation experience for first-year students, starts Friday, August 28 and runs until Friday, September 4, 2015. (Aug. 28-31 is required Auggie Days programming and Sept. 1-4 is optional Auggie Days programming.) STUDENTS SHOULD MARK THEIR CALENDARS!

Please note: Once students register for their SOAR session, they are automatically registered for Auggie Days. For more information about Auggie Days visit