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. If you have not registered for SOAR yet please register for this session by August 1st.

SOAR Schedules

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

Freshman 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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New Student Fee : $172

The New Student Fee is a standalone fee which covers all SOAR student program costs, accommodations, and materials. Students do not pay their New Student Fee at SOAR. The new student fee is applied directly to the student account, and cannot be waived.

The New Student Fee (SOAR fee) is still applicable if you attend SOAR, yet decide not to attend UNCG.

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

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Before You SOAR

Overnight Accommodations

There are no overnight accommodations for the August 10th SOAR session. Commuter Students must make arrangements to leave in the evening August 10th after all SOAR programming and return August 11th at 7:00 am.
Students living on campus must make arrangements with Housing and Residence Life to move into their residence hall August 9th to attend SOAR August 10th.

All SOAR sessions follow the rules and policies set by UNCG’s Student Code of Conduct.

  • Students are expected to stay with their SOAR groups at all times.
  • While at SOAR, students are subject to all policies in the Code of Conduct, and all state and federal laws. Violations result in dismissal from SOAR and a referral to the Dean of Students.

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1360 Walker Avenue
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