Parent SOAR


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Parent SOAR I:  July 24-25, 2015
Parent SOAR II:  July 27-28, 2015
Parent SOAR III: July 29-30, 2015 (Tentative)
Evening Parent SOAR: July 30, 2015

Register for Parent SOAR

Registration for Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR opens Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

What is Parent SOAR?

Parent SOAR is an optional two-day orientation experience for the parents and guardians of incoming first-year students that runs concurrently with the student SOAR sessions. 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 on campus.

What if I cannot attend Parent SOAR but still want to attend an Orientation Program?

Evening Parent SOAR is available for parents and guardians who cannot attend a two-day Parent SOAR program. This abbreviated program will be offered in the evening and is available for parents and guardians, regardless of which SOAR session their first-year student is attending. Evening Parent SOAR will cover the basics of what the longer, two-day Parent SOAR programs cover.

Is Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR required?

No, neither Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR are required, but all parents and guardians are welcome to attend one of these programs.

Is overnight housing available on campus for parents or siblings?

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

When and where is check-in for Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR?

Parent SOAR: Check-in and other pre-orientation activities will take place between 8:15-9:00 a.m. on Day 1 of each Parent SOAR session and will be located in the Christensen Center Lobby. Parent SOAR programming will conclude by 12:15 p.m. on Day 2, however optional programming will conclude by 2:15 pm on Day 2.

Evening Parent SOAR: Check-in will take place between 5:30-6:00 p.m. and will be located in the Hoversten Chapel Lobby. Evening Parent SOAR programming will conclude by 9:15 p.m.

What should parents bring to Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR?

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

What can parents expect at Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR?

Parents and guardians will learn about academic requirements for graduation; hear from the President of Augsburg College; meet fellow parents of other incoming first-year students; get their questions answered; and much more.

Where is parking available during Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR?

During Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR programming parking is available in any designed Augsburg College parking lot free of charge. A map of parking lots on campus can be found here.

Need Accommodations?

Please contact CLASS Disability Services at class@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1053 for all accommodation requests regarding Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR.

Additional Questions?

Please contact Campus Activities and Orientation – Orientation Programs at orientat@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1100 for questions and concerns regarding Parent SOAR or Evening Parent SOAR.