SOAR is UNCG’s required new student orientation. Your student will meet other new students and learn about campus resources to help them feel prepared to make a successful transition to college. Parents and family members will meet other Spartan families and learn about UNCG.

Each student is permitted to bring two parents or adult family members to SOAR. To make a reservation for a parent or adult family member, students will need to log in to The New Student Portal. Parents and family members will have access to all of the SOAR materials listed here:


June 2023 SOAR info will be posted soon.

Make Your SOAR Reservation

SOAR reservations are open now

  1. Sign in to the New Student Portal – be sure to use your UNCG username and password. Your UNCG username and email address are very similar so they are easy to mix up –
    Username: smith
  2. Make your SOAR reservation and select the session you will be attending – you can add your guest reservation at this time
  3. Are you ready to make your reservation? Click here

*Students will need to confirm their intent to enroll before attending SOAR.

Take Care of These Items


All official communication about UNCG to the student is in the UNCG email - be sure you are checking your UNCG email

For more information about the types of accounts required and other IT information, visit The Information Technology and Services (ITS) website.

Apply for financial aid by filing your FAFSA. Our Financial Aid Office can provide more information about our process.

Get familiar with our housing options and review the housing application process through Housing and Residence Life.

Submit your SpartanCard Photo on-line using the SpartanCard Center website.

The UNCG Immunizations office is open Monday – Friday 8 am until 5 pm. The office is located on the second floor of the Anna M. Gove Student Health Center. Find Immunization Forms on the Student Health Center website.

Every student is required to complete a W9S Tax Form and submit to the Cashiers Office.

Verify with your high school and/or current college to confirm that an official copy of your academic transcript(s) has been sent to the UNCG Registrar’s Office.

If you are taking 6 or more campus credit hours, you must submit proof of creditable health insurance at:

OARS ensures students have the necessary accommodations for equitable access.


SOAR Guest Fees

Transfer students are encouraged to bring a guest to SOAR (max 2 parent or adult family member guests per student).

Guests of the Transfer SOAR program pay a fee to attend; this fee covers administrative program costs, meal(s), parking, and materials.

Transfer guest fees:

  • $30 paid by January 1
  • $40 paid onsite at SOAR program

Refund Policy

The guest fee(s) is fully refundable only if the SOAR guest reservation is canceled no fewer than 5 (five) business days (M-F, 8 am-5 pm) in advance of the reserved SOAR session start date. No partial refunds.




Spring SOAR first year students will be a one-day in-person program hosted on January 6, 2023!

All students living on campus in the spring need to be fully moved in prior to the start of your SOAR session.  All students should take advantage of Stop Drop and Roll – more info here!

January SOAR Inclement Weather Plan

In case of a University delay or closure due to inclement weather, Spartan Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) will be cancelled. In place of in-person SOAR, we will host live information sessions via Zoom. Each session will feature representatives from across campus to share important information and answer questions to guide you to appropriate resources.

As soon as the University makes a call, we will send all SOAR participants an email announcement and Zoom links. We encourage you to stay tuned to Greensboro weather and your email.


Click here to view the Transfer Parent and Family schedule

Meals and Parking

  • FREE parking will be available in Walker Deck
  • Lunch will be provided in Fountain View Dining Hall.
  • Need overnight accommodations prior to SOAR? View local accommodations here.

After SOAR

Transfer & adult students will meet with their Academic Advising Center to do an advising & registration by appointment (ARA) to get signed up for classes.