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Parent SOAR



Register for Parent SOAR/Evening Parent SOAR


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 university resources and services; and get a taste of what life will be like for their student at Augsburg University.

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

Evening Parent SOAR is available for parents who cannot or do not want to 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 23 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 University 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 University is the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown which can be reached at 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 8:00-8:30 a.m. on Day 1 of each Parent SOAR session in the Christensen Center Lobby. Programming will conclude by 1:00 p.m. on Day 2 of each Parent SOAR session.

Evening Parent SOAR: Check-in will take place from 5:45-6:00 p.m. in the Hagfors Center Atrium and the program will conclude by 8:30 p.m. (For parents who are interested in attending a pre-session to learn about residential student life and living on-campus or about commuter student life and living off-campus, parents should check-in between 4:45-5:00 p.m. in the Hagfors Center Atrium.)

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

Parents can park free of charge in Augsburg University Parking Lot L 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 CLASS/Disability Resources Office at or 612-330-1053. For more information about CLASS/Disability Resources Office, 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 30 and runs until Friday, September 6. (Aug 30-Sept 3 are required programming days and Sept 4-6 are optional programming days.) 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