Transfer SOAR/Spring SOAR

DatesTransfer-SOAR

Spring SOAR: Friday, January 6, 2017 (Tentative)
Transfer SOAR: Friday, August 26, 2016

Register for Transfer SOAR

Registration will open on May 9, 2016.

The Transfer SOAR registration deadline is August 12, 2016!

What is Transfer SOAR?

Transfer SOAR is a required day-long orientation experience for all incoming transfer students starting at Augsburg College in fall 2016 designed to help with the transition to Augsburg. Students will learn about college resources and services; have a chance to ask questions; meet fellow students, faculty, and staff; and discover why being a part of the Augsburg community is so rewarding.

Are students required to attend Transfer SOAR?

Transfer SOAR is required for all incoming transfer students starting at Augsburg College in fall 2016.

Should students still attend Transfer SOAR if they have already attended an orientation program at a previous institution?

Transfer SOAR is required for all incoming transfer students starting at Augsburg College in fall 2016 regardless of attendance at an orientation program at a previous institution. Transfer SOAR is a succinct orientation program that will offer students the “nuts and bolts” of Augsburg College, but will not focus on broad transition issues that would be covered in previous orientation programs. Transfer SOAR will also address concerns and answer questions students may have about transitioning to Augsburg College.

Should students still attend Transfer SOAR if they will be commuting to campus?

Transfer SOAR is designed for all incoming transfer students, regardless of their resident or commuter status.

What do students need to do prior to attending Transfer SOAR?

All transfer students should contact Academic Advising at advising@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1025 to make sure they have completed all necessary steps prior to attending Transfer SOAR. For more information, please visit augsburg.edu/advising.

What should students bring to Transfer SOAR?

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

*During Transfer SOAR students will be exploring different communities, businesses, organizations, and campus partners surrounding the Augsburg College campus and will be traveling varying distances by walking.

Can parents attend Transfer SOAR?

Transfer SOAR is specifically designed for transfer students and so parents are welcome to stay and explore the Augsburg campus and surrounding community or leave while their student participates in the Transfer SOAR program.

Can siblings attend Transfer SOAR?

Unfortunately there is no programming available for siblings during Transfer SOAR.

When and where is check-in for Transfer SOAR?

Transfer SOAR check-in will take place in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby from 8:45 – 9:30 a.m. and the program will conclude by 4:00 p.m.

Where can students park during Transfer SOAR?

Transfer students can park free of charge in Augsburg College Parking Lot L during the hours of Transfer SOAR. A map of campus showing Parking Lot L can be found at augsburg.edu/about/map.

When do students who will be living on campus for fall 2016 move into their residence hall?

Transfer students will receive information on their specific move-in date and time from Residence Life. For additional questions, or if you wish to learn more about how to live on campus, please contact Residence Life at reslife@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1488.

Need accommodations?

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

During Transfer SOAR students will be exploring different communities, businesses, organizations, and campus partners surrounding the Augsburg College campus and will be traveling varying distances by walking. 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 – Orientation Programs at orientat@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1100 for all questions and concerns regarding Transfer SOAR.