At SOAR, new students become a part of UNC Greensboro 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 UNC Greensboro.

SOAR Dates

Session 1 – Friday, May 31st*
Session 2 – Friday, June 7th*
Session 3 – Monday, August 12th
Session 4 – Wednesday, August 14th

*Academic advisors will not be available during the May and June Transfer & Adult SOAR dates. Transfer and Adult students will need to meet with their academic advisor at a different time to get registered for courses.

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


The New Student Fee is a standalone fee which covers all SOAR student program costs, accommodations, and materials. The New Student Fee also covers NAV1GATE new student convocation, Rawkin’ Welcome Week, and many other first-year Programs. 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 is still applicable if your student attends SOAR, yet decides not to attend UNCG.

The New Student Fee is still applicable if your student doesn’t attend SOAR but does attend UNCG for the respective semester.

SOAR costs for parents & family members are due in advance at the time of your SOAR reservation. SOAR reservations and payments are made through your student’s SpartanLink account.

The Parent & Family SOAR reservation fee may be added for the price of $30.00 per person if paid by May 28, 2019 ($40 if paid on-site). All guests regardless of age are required to be signed up and paid to attend SOAR. Because of the nature of SOAR, we recommend that young children not attend the SOAR program.

The Parent & Family SOAR reservation fee includes:

  • Admission to the Parent & Family SOAR programs
  • Light breakfast refreshments and Lunch
  • Parking
  • Material

Making Payments and cancellations

Payments for Parent & Family SOAR is due at the time of the SOAR reservation by credit card online through SpartanLink. We do not accept personal checks or money orders. Please have your student log into 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 canceled. Students do not pay for SOAR in advance, their fee is included in the UNCG bill.(No personal checks or money orders will be accepted).

Cancellation Policy
If you need to cancel your reservation, please have your student log-in to their SpartanLink account and cancel your reservation before the deadlines above. Once you have canceled your reservation through the online reservation system, please contact our office at 336-334-5231 to complete your refund request. Refund request must be made prior to May 28, 2019. 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. No refunds will be available after August 1st. SOAR is designed to cover materials presented over a two day period. As a guest you may choose 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

We do not provide overnight accommodations during the Transfer/Adult SOAR session.

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 Use the code “SPARTANS” in the Special Offers/Corporate Code section. If calling in, ask for the “UNCG University Rate” 336-379-8200

OHenry Hotel logo

Click here to book O.Henry

Located just 10 minutes from campus. Book O. Henry online now Use the code “SPARTANS” in the Special Offers/Corporate Code section. If calling in, ask for the “UNCG University Rate” 336-854-2000

Drury Inn and Suites

“The Extras Aren’t Extra”

For reservations call: 1-800-325-0720 and ask for the UNCG rate. You may also book online.


Other Area Hotels

Wyndham Garden Greensboro
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express

Directions & Parking


Spartan Directions is designed to provide quick driving and walking directions to all UNCG campus buildings.The parking offices also provide a map that may help you navigate campus.


Walker Avenue Parking Deck
1360 Walker Avenue
Greensboro, NC

Take Care of These Items

Once You Arrive at SOAR