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

Thursday, January 4th

Online reservations open Monday, October 16th.

The January Freshman SOAR is a one-day program and all newly admitted students are required to attend.

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

Family SOAR Fee

$25.00 if paid by January 2nd (last day to register online)

$35.00 on-site payment amount

Young Children and Friends

The transition to college is an exciting time for the entire family; however, we recommend that young children do not attend. Our program is not designed to accommodate the unique needs and interests of younger people. If children must accompany family members during SOAR, please note that each guest must pay a guest fee, regardless of age.

SOAR Schedules

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

Download the PDF here

  • 8:00-9:00am: Student Check-in – EUC Auditorium
  • 8:00-9:00am: Parent & Family Check-in – EUC Azalea
  • 8:00-9:00am: Self-Guided Time (Spartan EXPO, Tours, SpartanCard Photos, etc.)
  • 9:05-9:25am: SOAR Welcome – EUC Cone Ballroom
  • 9:25-9:55am: Student Support – EUC Cone Ballroom
  • 10:00-10:40am: Transfer & Adult Student Panel
  • 10:00-10:40am: Parent & Family Welcome
  • 10:45-11:00am: Academic Welcome
  • 11:05am-11:30am: Student Small Groups
  • 11:05am-11:30am: Coffee & Questions, UNCG Bookstore (Parent & Family session)
  • 11:35am-12:05pm: Block Session A
  • 12:10-12:40pm: Block Session B
  • 12:45pm-1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:45pm: Academic Advising & Course Registration

or Preview Guidebook on the web!

Before You SOAR

Overnight Accommodations

We do not provide overnight accommodations during the January SOAR program. 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

Hilton Garden Inn
Sheraton Four Seasons/Koury Convention Center
Best Western Plus Greensboro Coliseum Area

Freshman living on-campus and attending the January SOAR session should contact Housing and Residence Life for details about moving in before your SOAR session. If you have other questions or concerns about your move-in date, please contact Housing and Residence Life.

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

Take Care of These Items

Once You Arrive at SOAR