At SOAR, new students become a part of UNCG by interacting with other students, faculty, and staff in small, informal groups. Students will plan an academic program with an academic advisor, complete all registration procedures, and experience the unique culture and spirit of UNCG.

SOAR Dates

The final SOAR session for students enrolling in the fall is August 10th-11th. Remind your students to register for this session by August 1st.

Make Your SOAR Reservation

  1. Log in to your SpartanLink account
  2. Click Steps to Enrolling
  3. Confirm your acceptance to UNCG
  4. Click Make your SOAR Reservation and select the session you will be attending
  5. Be sure to register any parents or family members attending SOAR

Spartan Link

SOAR Schedules

Please print and bring the SOAR schedule to your SOAR session:

Parent and Family August SOAR schedule
Day 1
SOAR Check-in – 7:45-8:45am in the Elliot University Center (EUC).
SOAR Welcome – 9:00-9:25 am in the EUC Cone Ballroom.
Academic Welcome – 9:30-10:45am in the EUC Cone Ballroom
Self-Guided Time (includes lunch) – 11:00am-12:15pm
Student Support Presentations – 12:40-1:20pm
SOS Small Groups (STUDENT ONLY) – 1:30-2:30pm
Parent & Family Welcome (PARENT & FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY) – 1:30-2:30pm
Block Session A – 2:35-3:05pm
Block Session B – 3:10-3:40pm
Block Session C – 3:45-4:15pm
Block Session D – 4:20-4:50pm
Student Dinner – 5:00-5:45pm
Parent & Family Dinner – 5:00-6:00pm
Life at the G (STUDENT ONLY) – 5:55-6:20pm
Get Involved (STUDENT ONLY) – 6:20-7:20pm
Spartan Athletics (STUDENT ONLY) – 7:30-8:00pm
Small Groups (STUDENT ONLY) – 8:00-8:30pm

Day 2
Breakfast – 7:00-8:00am
Academic Advising Information (STUDENT ONLY) – 8:00-8:15am
Coffee & Questions (PARENT & FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY) – 8:00-8:25am
Academic Advising & Course Registration (STUDENT ONLY) – 8:30-11:30am
The Campus Experience (PARENT & FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY) – 8:30-9:10am
Expect the Unexpected (PARENT & FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY) – 9:30-11:00am
Lunch – 11:30am-12:30pm
Spartan EXPO – 12:30-1:30pm
Academic Advising & Course Registration (STUDENT ONLY) – 1:45-4:45pm (If needed)

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The cost of a SOAR reservation for one (1) parent or family member is included in your student’s New Student fee of $172.00. The New Student fee covers your student’s SOAR program and student’s required overnight accommodations. Parents and family may add overnight accommodations for an additional cost. The New Student Fee is part of the UNCG student account and is not paid in advance. Advance reservations are required for both student and parent.

Additional parents or adult family members may be added to the SOAR reservation for an additional $80 per person.

The New Student Fee includes:

    • Lunch and Dinner on Day 1 for both student and 1 guest
    • Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2 for both student and 1 guest

  • Parking and materials

Additional Parent & Family SOAR reservation fee includes:

    • Lunch and Dinner on Day 1
    • Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2
    • Parking and materials

Making payments and cancellations

Payments for additional Parent & Family SOAR guests is due at the time of the SOAR reservation by credit card on-line through SpartanLink. We do not accept personal checks or money orders. Please have your student log in to their SpartanLink account to register you for the Parent & Family SOAR program. You will be prompted to pay for the Parent & Family SOAR program at the time you make your reservation. Reservations for the Parent & Family SOAR program not paid by the deadlines will be cancelled. Students do not pay for SOAR in advance, their fee is included in the UNCG bill.

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your reservation, please have your student log-in to their SpartanLink account and cancel your reservation before August 1st. Once you have cancelled your reservation through the online reservation system, please contact our office at 336-334-5231 to complete your refund request. Partial refunds cannot be made. If a partial refund is needed, your entire reservation will be refunded and a new reservation will need to be made. Changes in rates may apply. Refunds are not available after August 1st nor on site. SOAR is designed to cover materials presented over a two day period. As a guest you my chose to leave if necessary however, you may miss presentations and the fees for SOAR will be the full price. Please note that students are required to stay for the entire SOAR program.

Before You SOAR

Overnight Accommodations

Parents and Family may choose one of our local area hotels.  We highly recommend one of our SOAR sponsors. Please ask for
the “SOAR Rate” when making reservations to the local hotel.

O’Henry & Proximity* Discounted rates at the beautiful O.Henry & Proximity hotels are
available during SOAR.  Use the code “SPARTANS” in the Special Offers/Corporate Code section OR book directly below.

Proximity Hotel logo

Click here to book Proximity

Located just 10 minutes from campus. Book Proximity online now or reference “UNCG University Rate” when calling 336-379-8200

OHenry Hotel logo

Click here to book O.Henry

Located just 10 minutes from campus. Book O. Henry online now or reference “UNCG University Rate” when calling 336-854-2000

Drury Inn and Suites

“The Extras Aren’t Extra”

For reservations call: 800-DRURYINN (800-378-7946) and ask for the UNCG rate. You may also book online.

Fairfield Inn and Suites

4308 Big Tree Way Greensboro, NC 27409
Book Fairfield Inn & Suites online
Located just 10 minutes from campus. Book Fairfield Inn & Suites online now or reference “UNCG” rate when calling (336) 369-1300.

Other Area Hotels

Comfort Inn Greensboro
Comfort Suites Four Seasons
Best Western Plus Windsor Suites
Hyatt Place
Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons

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Directions & Parking


Spartan Directions is designed to provide quick driving and walking directions to all UNCG campus buildings.


Walker Avenue Parking Deck
1360 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC

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Once You Arrive at SOAR