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.

All students and guests participating in the SOAR program must follow UNCG’s Covid-19 protocols:

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:



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

*As a reminder, students must have officially confirmed their intent to enroll at UNCG in order to save their SOAR reservation. To confirm your intent to enroll please visit your Student Portal account.


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:


  • $0


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

IN-PERSON TRADITIONAL -  June 20 - 21 (overnight)

  • $80 paid by June 13
  • $90 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.



SOAR Dates for Transfer Students Beginning Fall 2022

  • Options for choice of SOAR format:
    • August 10 – express (in-person) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

All first-year students attending August SOAR can fully move into their room on Wednesday, August 10, regardless of hall move in time assignments.  This is only for students attending August SOAR.

Meals and Parking

  • FREE parking for commuters will be in Walker Deck
  • Lunch will be provided in Fountain View Dining Hall.



After SOAR

Resources for Academic Success

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

Few experiences in students’ academic careers have as much potential for influencing their development as academic advising. Advisors help students understand how to develop sound academic and career goals, become successful learners, and understand their role in the academic community. Advising at UNCG may feel very different from advising in high school. In comparison, choosing classes in high school is relatively simple because there are fewer choices. At UNCG, there are over 100 different majors, providing students with a variety of choices when selecting courses.

Incoming Transfer & Adult students will participate in Advising & Registration by appointment (ARA) where they will meet with an academic advisor to get registered for their spring 2022 semester classes.

At UNCG, academic programs are organized under seven areas: College of Arts and Sciences, Lloyd International Honors College, Bryan School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Health and Human Sciences, College of Visual & Performing Arts, and School of Nursing and, for Exploratory Students, the Students First Office will serve as your advising location. Each academic department provides academic advising to meet the needs of its students. Advising during the first year is much different from the SOAR advising experience. Students are assigned to advisors or advising centers based on their majors during the first semester as advising models vary by department.