Transfer SOAR: Friday, August 31, 2018
(Transfer Students Only)
Spring SOAR: Friday, January 11, 2019
(First-year and Transfer Students)
Register for transfer SOAR
The Transfer SOAR registration deadline is Friday, August 17, 2018.
What is transfer SOAR?
Transfer SOAR takes place on Friday, August 31, 2018 and is a required day-long orientation program for all incoming transfer students starting at Augsburg University in Fall 2018 designed to help with the transition to Augsburg. Students will learn about university 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 University in Fall 2018.
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 University in Fall 2018 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 University, 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 specifically about transitioning to Augsburg University.
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?
- First, all incoming transfer students need to register for their fall classes with the Office of Academic Advising prior to attending Transfer SOAR. To register for an Advising & Registration event, please check your Augsburg email account for invites.
- Next, all incoming transfer students need to meet with a Financial Aid Specialist. To make an appointment, contact Student Financial Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1046 or you can schedule an appointment online by clicking HERE. Student Financial Services also takes day-of walk-in appointments during business hours. Note: Make sure your FAFSA has been completed and has been sent to Augsburg University.
- Lastly, all incoming transfer students to should visit the Admitted Transfer Student webpage and make sure they have attended to all of the information shared on the page. For questions, contact Academic Advising at email@example.com or 612-330-1025.
WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS BRING TO TRANSFER SOAR?
- Comfortable walking shoes*
- Weather-appropriate clothing
*During Transfer SOAR transfer students will be exploring different communities, businesses, organizations, and campus partners surrounding the Augsburg University campus and will be traveling varying distances by walking.
Can parents attend transfer SOAR?
Transfer SOAR is specifically designed for incoming 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 between 8:45-9:30 a.m. in the Oren Gateway Center Lobby.
when does transfer Soar start and end?
Check-in for Transfer SOAR starts at 8:45 a.m. and the program will conclude no later than 4:00 p.m.
Where can students park during transfer SOAR?
Transfer students may park free of charge in Augsburg University 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 transfer students who will be living on campus for fall 2018 move into their residence hall?
Transfer students will receive information on their specific move-in date and time from the Department of Residence Life. For additional move-in questions, or if you wish to learn more about how to live on campus, please contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1526.
Any transfer student with a disability-related concern in regards to Transfer SOAR should contact the CLASS/Disability Resources Office at email@example.com or 612-330-1053. Contacting CLASS two or more weeks prior to Transfer SOAR will help ensure that all necessary arrangements will be available.
As previously noted, during Transfer SOAR students will be exploring different communities, businesses, organizations, and campus partners surrounding the Augsburg University 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1053.
For more information about the CLASS/Disability Resources Office, please visit augsburg.edu/class.
Please contact Campus Activities and Orientation – Orientation Programs at email@example.com or 612-330-1100 for all questions and concerns regarding Transfer SOAR.