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SOAR

Session Dates

SOAR I: July 22-23, 2016 (Closed)

SOAR II: July 25-26, 2016 (Closed)

SOAR III: July 27-28, 2016 (Closed)

SOAR IV: August 25-26, 2016

Register for SOAR (and Auggie Days)

Click HERE to register for SOAR IV (Aug 25-26) and Auggie Days (Aug 26-Sep 2)!

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 College in fall 2016. 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 college resources and services; explore the campus and surrounding community; obtain an Augsburg College 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 College in fall 2016.

What do students need to do prior to attending SOAR?

Academic Advising will be reaching out to incoming first-year students in June and July to review any placement tests in writing, math, and/or language that need to be completed before and/or during SOAR. Academic Advising will also help students activate their Augsburg email accounts and prepare students for selecting and registering for their fall classes at SOAR. For questions or concerns, please contact Academic Advising at advising@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1025. For more information, please visit augsburg.edu/advising.

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: 2016-2017 Contract. (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 College 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 College in fall 2016 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 22-23, 2016
  • Parent SOAR II: July 25-26, 2016
  • Evening Parent SOAR: July 26, 2016

The Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR Registration Deadline is Friday, July 8, 2016!

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 College 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 College 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 26 and runs until Friday, September 2, 2016. (Aug. 26-29 is required Auggie Days programming and Aug. 30- Sept. 2 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 augsburg.edu/cao/orientation/auggie-days.