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Transfer SOAR/Spring SOAR

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Spring SOAR is two parts on Friday, January 8, 2021:

  • Online Session: 8:20am – 12:00pm
  • Pick Up Materials: 1pm – 3pm
    Students will select a 20-minute time slot to campus to campus and pick up important information, including their Student ID, Auggie Pass, and more.

Register for Spring SOAR

Click here to register for Spring SOAR.

What is Spring SOAR?

Spring SOAR takes place on Friday, January 8, 2021 and is a required orientation program for all incoming Day undergraduate students starting at Augsburg University in Spring 2021 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 Spring SOAR?

Spring SOAR is required for all incoming Day undergraduate students starting at Augsburg University in Spring 2021.

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

Spring SOAR is required for all incoming Day undergraduate students starting at Augsburg University in Spring 2021 regardless of attendance at an orientation program at a previous institution. Spring 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. Spring SOAR will also address concerns and answer questions students may have specifically about transitioning to Augsburg University.

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

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

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

  1. First, all incoming students need to register for their fall classes with the Office of Academic Advising prior to attending Spring SOAR. To schedule an appointment, please check your email account for invites.
  2. Next, all incoming students need to meet with a Financial Aid Specialist. To make an appointment, contact Student Financial Services at studentfinances@augsburg.edu 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.
  3. Transfer students 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 advising@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1025.

If do not have a laptop or reliable internet FOR THE Spring SOAR ONLINE SESSION, what do I do?

You will be asked on your registration form whether or not you want to check out a free laptop or a free wireless hotspot from the Library. If you do so, the Library will be in contact with you in the days before Spring SOAR about how to pick this technology up. You are able to keep this technology during the course of the pandemic for any other online requirements you have at Augsburg.

If you have questions, you can email laptopcheckout@augsburg.edu.

What should students bring when they come to campus in the afternoon?

When you come to campus the afternoon of Friday, January 8, if you have a face covering, bring one and wear it over your nose and mouth. If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided to you to wear.

Where can students parK?

Students may park free of charge in Augsburg University Parking Lot L during the hours of Spring 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 Spring SOAR move into their residence hall?

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 residencelife@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1526.

Need accommodations?

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

Additional questions?

Please contact Campus Life at orientation@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1100.