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Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

SOAR Dates

  • SOAR I – Friday, June 16 – Saturday, June 17, 2023
  • SOAR II – Tuesday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 21, 2023
  • SOAR III – Thursday, June 22 – Friday, June 23, 2023
  • SOAR VI** – Wednesday, August 23

**Reserved for students who live outside of Minnesota / western Wisconsin, as well as F-1 and J-1 international students.


Students can register for SOAR through their student portal.

What is SOAR? 

Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is a two-day required orientation experience for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg University in Fall 2023. 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; discuss living on campus with Residence Life; and get a taste for life as an Auggie.

SOAR programming starts at 8am on Day 1 for those who have not yet taken their math placement exam, and at 9am for those who have already taken their math placement exam.

SOAR programming ends by 12pm on Day 2.

Are students required to attend SOAR?

Yes. SOAR is required for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg University in Fall 2023.

What do students need to do prior to attending SOAR?

  1. Register for SOAR Through Your Student Portal.
  2. Review the Augsburg University Curriculum and prepare for your Math Placement Test. You will receive information regarding the class registration process via your Admissions Status Page in the upcoming weeks. During this process, you will be asked to activate your AugNet account. Remember your AugNet email and password, as you will need this for SOAR (and beyond!).
  3. Sign Housing Contract (if applicable). If you plan to live on campus your first year at Augsburg, submit your housing contract sooner rather than later. To submit your Residence Life & Meal Plan Contract, log into your student portal. For questions, email

Can parents and guardians attend SOAR?

SOAR is specifically designed for incoming first-year students. Family SOAR communications will be sent via email throughout the summer months informing parents and guardians of important information. More information will be provided about any Family SOAR programming closer to Summer.

Need accommodations?

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

Additional questions?

Please contact Campus Life at or 612-330-1100 with any additional questions and concerns regarding SOAR.

And don’t forget!

Auggie Days (First Year Welcome Week), the second part of the required orientation experience for first-year students, starts Friday, August 25, 2023 and runs until Tuesday, August 29, 2023.