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Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

SOAR Dates

Monday, June 14 – Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Specific sessions dates and times during this period to be announced in spring 2021.

What is SOAR? 

Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is a required orientation experience for all incoming first-year students who will be starting at Augsburg University in Fall 2021. SOAR is designed to help with the transition to Augsburg and allows students to learn about their fall schedule; 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.

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 2021.

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.

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. Questions about family communications can be directed to Kristen Cooper at cooperk@augsburg.edu.

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 accommodations will be available.

Additional questions?

Please contact Campus Life at orientation@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 27 and runs until Friday, September 3, 2021. (Aug 27-31 are required programming days and Sept 1-3 are optional programming days.) STUDENTS SHOULD MARK THEIR CALENDARS!