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.
Session 3 – Monday, August 7
Session 4 – Wednesday, August 9
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.
Please print and bring the SOAR schedule to your SOAR session:
August SOAR Schedule for Transfer Students
SOAR Check-in – 8:00-9:00am in the Elliot University Center (EUC).
Self-Guided Time (includes tours and Spartan EXPO) – 8:00-9:00am
SOAR Welcome – 9:05-9:25am in the EUC Cone Ballroom.
UNCG Support Resources – Group 1 – 9:30-10:10am
UNCG Support Resources – Group 2 – 10:15-10:55am
Parent & Family Welcome (PARENT & FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY) – 10:15-10:55am
Academic Welcome – 11:00-11:30am
Block Session A – 11:35-12:05pm
Block Session B – 12:10-12:40pm
Lunch – 12:45-1:30pm
Academic Advising & Course Registration – 1:45-4:45pm
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Make Your SOAR Reservation
- Log in to your SpartanLink account
- Click Steps to Enrolling
- Confirm your acceptance to UNCG
- Click Make your SOAR Reservation and select the session you will be attending
- Be sure to register any parents or family members attending SOAR
Before You SOAR
We do not provide overnight accommodations during the Transfer/Adult SOAR session.
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.
For reservations call: 800-DRURYINN (800-378-7946) and ask for the UNCG rate. You may also book online.
Advising and Registration by Appointment (ARA)
As a newly admitted transfer or adult student, you will be required to attend an Advising and Registration by Appointment meeting, ARA, with an academic advisor in your College or School prior to you being eligible to register for classes; ARA should be completed before your SOAR session. ARA allows transfer and adult students to benefit from a one on one advising appointment with an academic advisor. Transfer and adult students are still required to attend SOAR.
You can expect to receive emails to your iSpartan account from your College or Professional School beginning mid-spring with information on the next step you will need to follow.
It is required that you attend an ARA session before attending June SOAR, as advising is not offered at SOAR.
Please remember that although ARA is available before your SOAR session, you are still required to attend SOAR.
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
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W9S Tax Form
Once You Arrive at SOAR
Resources for Academic Success