SOAR I: Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27, 2013
SOAR II: Monday, July 29 – Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Register for SOAR
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What is SOAR?
SOAR is a required two-day, overnight orientation experience for all incoming first-year students designed to help with the transition to Augsburg College. Students will meet fellow classmates, faculty, and staff; learn about college resources and services; and get a taste of life on campus.
Is SOAR required?
Yes. SOAR is required for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg College in fall 2013.
What can students expect at SOAR?
Students will meet fellow incoming first-year and current students, explore the campus and surrounding community, get their Augsburg IDs, obtain important information about Augsburg College resources and services, and much more.
What do students need to do before SOAR?
Students should complete their Online Course Request Form and schedule their entry-level assessment tests before attending SOAR. For questions or for more information contact Academic Advising at email@example.com or 612-330-1025.
When and where is check-in for SOAR?
Check-in and other pre-orientation activities will take place between 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Day 1 of each SOAR session and will be located in the Christensen Center Lobby. Each SOAR session will conclude by 12:00 p.m. on Day 2.
Is the overnight component of SOAR required?
Yes. All incoming first-year students are required to stay overnight on campus during their SOAR session, regardless of their resident or commuter status.
Where will students stay during SOAR?
Students will stay overnight in Urness Hall, a first-year student residence hall. Housing is not available on campus for parents and guardians or siblings.
What should students bring to SOAR?
- Alarm clock
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Comfortable weather-appropriate clothing
- Overnight items
- Towel and washcloth (bedding and linens are provided)
Can parents and guardians attend SOAR?
No. But parents and guardians are invited to attend Parent SOAR, an optional orientation tailored towards the needs of parents of incoming first-year students at Augsburg College. Parent SOAR takes place concurrently with the student’s SOAR session. There is also an Evening Parent SOAR option available for parents who cannot attend a two-day session but who still want to participate in orientation. Click here for more information about Parent SOAR and Evening Parent SOAR.
Can siblings attend SOAR?
No. Unfortunately, there is no programming available for siblings during SOAR, Parent SOAR, or Evening Parent SOAR.
Where is parking available during SOAR?
During SOAR programming parking is available in any designated Augsburg College parking lot free of charge. A map of parking lots on campus can be found here.
Please contact Campus Activities and Orientation – Orientation Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org 0r 612-330-1100 for all accommodation requests regarding SOAR.
For any questions or concerns regarding SOAR, please contact Campus Activities and Orientation – Orientation Programs at email@example.com or 612-330-1100.