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SOAR

Session Dates

SOAR I: July 20-21, 2018

SOAR II: July 23-24, 2018

SOAR III: July 25-26, 2018

SOAR IV: Aug 30-31, 2018*

*SOAR IV is reserved for students outside of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Register for SOAR (and Auggie Days)

SOAR I 

SOAR II 

SOAR III

SOAR IV*

*Call 612-330-1100 for permission to register.

Registration for SOAR (and Auggie Days) opens April 1, 2018!

The SOAR registration deadline is Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

What is SOAR? 

Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is a required two-day overnight orientation experience for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg University in Fall 2018. SOAR is designed to help with the transition to Augsburg and allows students to register for fall classes; meet fellow classmates, faculty and staff; learn about university resources and services; explore the campus and surrounding community; obtain an Augsburg University student ID; and get a taste for life on campus.

Are students required to attend SOAR?

SOAR is required for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg University in Fall 2018.

What do students need to do prior to attending SOAR?

Academic Advising will email incoming first-year students prior to SOAR to review placement tests in writing and math, that need to be completed before or during SOAR. This email will also help students activate their Augsburg email account and prepare students for selecting and registering for fall classes at SOAR. For questions or concerns, please contact Academic Advising at 612-330-1025. For more information, please visit augsburg.edu/advising/new-student-registration.

If you are planning to live on campus your first year at Augsburg, it saves time and energy to submit your housing contract earlier rather than later. To submit your Residence Life & Meal Plan Contract, complete the information found at this link: LINK COMING SOON. (You will need to log onto AugNet with your username and password.) Contact Residence Life at reslife@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1526 for more information.

What should students bring to SOAR?

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator for Math Placement Test (graphing
    calculator okay)
  • Comfortable walking shoes*
  • Comfortable weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fan
  • Notebook
  • Overnight items/toiletries
  • Towel and washcloth (bedding and linens
    provided)
  • Umbrella

*During each SOAR session students will be exploring different communities, businesses, organizations, and campus partners surrounding the Augsburg University campus and will be traveling varying distances by walking and/or using public transportation.

Are students required to stay overnight during SOAR?

All incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg University in Fall 2018 are required to stay overnight on campus during their SOAR session (SOAR I, II, & III only) regardless of their resident or commuter status.

Any student who would like to request disability-related overnight accommodations or who has a disability-related concern about staying overnight should contact the CLASS/Disability Resources Office at class@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1053. Contacting CLASS two or more weeks prior to your SOAR session will help ensure that all necessary arrangements will be available.

For more information about the CLASS/Disability Resources Office, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/class.

Where do students stay overnight during SOAR?

Students will be staying overnight in Urness Hall, a first-year student residence hall. Please note: Housing is not available on campus for parents or siblings.

Can parents attend SOAR?

SOAR is specifically designed for incoming first-year students and so parents are invited to attend Parent SOAR, an optional two-day orientation experience. Parent SOAR runs concurrently with the student SOAR sessions (SOAR I & II only). There is also an Evening Parent SOAR option available for those parents who cannot attend one of the two-day Parent SOAR sessions but who still want to participate in orientation. Parents should go to augsburg.edu/cao/orientation/parent-soar to complete an online registration form and then choose from one of the following three sessions:

  • Parent SOAR I: July 20-21, 2018
  • Parent SOAR II: July 23-24, 2018
  • Evening Parent SOAR: July 24, 2018

The Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR Registration Deadline is Friday, July 13, 2018!

Can siblings attend SOAR?

Unfortunately there is no programming available for siblings during SOAR, Parent SOAR, or Evening Parent SOAR.

When and where do students check-in for SOAR?

Check-in and other pre-orientation activities will take place between 8:00-8:30 a.m. on Day 1 of each SOAR session (SOAR I, II, & III only) in the Christensen Center Lobby.

What time do the SOAR Sessions start and end?

Check-in and other pre-orientation activities will take place between 8:00-8:30 a.m. on Day 1 of each SOAR session (SOAR I, II, & III only) in the Christensen Center Lobby. Required SOAR programming will conclude by 1:00 p.m. and optional SOAR activities will conclude by 2:00 p.m. on Day 2 of each SOAR session (SOAR I, II, & III only).

Where can students park during during SOAR?

Students can park free of charge in Augsburg University Parking Lot L during the hours of their SOAR session. A map of parking lots on campus can be found at augsburg.edu/about/map.

Need accommodations?

Any student with a disability-related concern in regards to SOAR should contact the CLASS/Disability Resources Office at class@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1053. Contacting CLASS two or more weeks prior to your SOAR session will help ensure that all necessary arrangements will be available.

During each SOAR session students will be exploring different communities, businesses, organizations, and campus partners surrounding the Augsburg University campus and will be traveling varying distances by walking and/or using public transportation. Any student with a disability-related concern about participating in this activity should contact the CLASS/Disability Resources Office at class@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1053.

For more information about the CLASS/Disability Resources Office, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/class.

Additional questions?

Please contact Campus Activities and Orientation (CAO) – Orientation Programs at orientat@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1100 with any additional questions and concerns regarding SOAR.

AND DON’T FORGET!

Auggie Days, the second part of the required orientation experience for first-year students, starts Friday, August 31 and runs until Friday, September 7, 2018. (Aug 31-Sept 4 are required programming days and Sept 5-7 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 augsburg.edu/cao/orientation/auggie-days.