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

SOAR sessions for first-year students are specific to the college/school under which your major belongs. You will attend the appropriate session for the major you plan to pursue at UNC Greensboro. To ensure you meet with your major advisor and get registered for courses, you must attend the correct SOAR session. Below, you will find a list of majors under each college/school to ensure you have identified the correct session options for you. We look forward to seeing you at SOAR!

College of Arts and Sciences

Freshman Session 2
Wednesday, June 5th – Thursday, June 6th
Freshman Session 4
Wednesday, June 12th – Thursday, June 13th
Freshman Session 6
Monday, June 17th – Tuesday, June 18th
Freshman Session 8
Monday, June 24th – Tuesday, June 25th
Freshman Session 9
Thursday, June 27th – Friday, June 28th

Majors

African American and African Diaspora Studies (BA)
African American and African Diaspora Studies: Cultural Arts (BA)
Anthropology (BA)
Anthropology (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Biochemistry (BS)
Biology (BA)
Biology (BS)
Biology (High School Teaching) (BS)
Biology: Biotechnology (BS)
Biology: Environmental Biology (BS)
Biology: Human Biology (BS)
Chemistry (BA)
Chemistry (BS)
Chemistry (High School Teaching) (BA)
Chemistry (High School Teaching) (BS)
Chemistry: Biochemistry (BS)
Chemistry: Chemistry Research (BS)
Classical Studies: Classical Archaeology (BA)
Classical Studies: Classical Civilization (BA)
Classical Studies: Classical Language & Literature (BA)
Classical Studies: Latin (HS Teaching)
Communication Studies (BA)
Computer Science (BS)
English (BA)
English (High School Teaching) (BA)
Environmental & Sustainability Studies
French (BA)
French: K-12 Teacher Licensure (BA)
Geography (BA)
Geography (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Geography: Earth Science/Environmental Studies (BA)
Geography: Geographic Information Science (BA)
Geography: Urban Planning (BA)
German (BA)
History (BA)
History (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Interior Architecture (BFA)
Mathematics (BA)
Mathematics (BS)
Mathematics: Statistics (BS)
Media Studies (BA)
Philosophy (BA)
Philosophy Pre-Law (BA)
Physics (High School Teaching) (BA)
Physics (BA)
Physics (BS)
Physics (High School Teaching) (BS)
Political Science (BA)
Political Science (Pre-Law) (BA)
Political Science (Social Studies High School Teaching) (BA)
Psychology (BA)
Psychology (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Religious Studies (BA)
Sociology (BA)
Sociology (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Sociology: Criminology (BA)
Spanish (BA)
Spanish: K-12 Teacher Licensure (BA)
Special Programs Liberal Studies: Archaeology (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Asian Studies (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Integrated Science (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Integrated Sciences (HS Tch Lic)(BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Intl/Global Affairs & Development (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Intl/Global Arts & Belief Systems (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Intl/Global Human Rights (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Latin American/Caribbean Studies (BA)
Special Programs in Liberal Studies: Russian Studies (BA)
Women’s & Gender Studies (BA)

Bryan School of Business and Economics

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 3rd – Tuesday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 10th – Tuesday, June 11th
Freshman Session 5
Friday, June 14th – Saturday, June 15th
Freshman Session 7
Thursday, June 20th – Friday, June 21st

Majors

Accounting (BS)
Business Administration: Business Studies (BS)
Business Administration: Human Resources (BS)
Business Administration: Management (BS)
Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies: Apparel Design (BS)
Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies: Global Apparel/Related Industries (BS)
Consumer, Apparel & Retail Studies: Retail & Consumer Studies (BS)
Economics (BA)
Economics (BS)
Economics (Social Studies HS Teaching) (BA)
Entrepreneurship (BS)
Finance (BS)
Information Systems/Operations Management (BS)
Information Systems/Operations Management: Supply Chain Mgmt (BS)
International Business Studies (BS)
Marketing (BS)
Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality

School of Education

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 3rd – Tuesday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 10th – Tuesday, June 11th
Freshman Session 5
Friday, June 14th – Saturday, June 15th
Freshman Session 7
Thursday, June 20th – Friday, June 21st

Majors

Deafness, Professions in: Advocacy/Services for the Deaf (BS)
Deafness, Professions in: B-12/Hard of Hearing Tch Lic (BS)
Deafness, Professions in: Interpreter Preparation Program (BS)
Education: Dual Mjr: Special Ed/Elementary Ed (BS)
Education: Elementary (K-6 Licensure) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Language Arts) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Math) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Science) (BS)
Education: Middle Grades Ed (Social Studies) (BS)
Education: Special Ed (general) K-12 lic (BS)

School of Health and Human Sciences

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 3rd – Tuesday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 10th – Tuesday, June 11th
Freshman Session 5
Friday, June 14th – Saturday, June 15th
Freshman Session 7
Thursday, June 20th – Friday, June 21st

Majors

Human Dev/Family Studies: Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Licensure (BS)
Human Dev/Family Studies: Child, Youth & Family Development
Human Dev/Family Studies: Early Care & Education (BS)
Kinesiology: Phys Ed/Health Teach Ed (K-12)(BS)
Nursing (Pre-Nursing Interest)
Nutrition: Human Nutrition & Dietetics (BS)
Nutrition: Nutrition & Wellness (BS)
Nutrition: Nutrition Science (BS)
Peace and Conflict Studies (BA)
Pre-Health Studies (BS)
Public Health: Community Health Education (BS)
Recreation: Community Recreation/Special Event Planning (BS)
Recreation: Therapeutic Recreation (BS)
Social Work (BSW)
Social Work: School Social Work (K-12 Teacher Licensure) (BSW)
Speech Pathology and Audiology (BS)

Pre-Health Studies
Pre-Health Studies is not the appropriate choice for those preparing for Medical School, Dental School, Pharmacy School or Veterinary Medicine. It serves as a temporary designation for students who are interested in Nursing or who haven’t yet decided upon which Health & Human Sciences major they wish to complete. The following link reflects all available majors at UNCG: http://admissions.uncg.edu/majors-and-concentrations.php.

Occupational Therapy
Since an Occupational Therapy (OT) degree is not available at UNCG, many of the prerequisites for this professional degree are commonly found in the Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation within the Community and Therapeutic Recreation Department. If you have specific questions, please contact Health and Human Sciences Advising and Personal Development Office – 336-334-9753

Physical Therapy
Since a Physical Therapy (PT) degree is not available at UNCG, many of the prerequisites for this professional degree are commonly found in the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology within the Kinesiology Department. If you have specific questions, please contact Health and Human Sciences Advising and Personal Development Office – 336-334-9753.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Freshman Session 2
Wednesday, June 5th – Thursday, June 6th
Freshman Session 4
Wednesday, June 12th – Thursday, June 13th
Freshman Session 6
Monday, June 17th – Tuesday, June 18th
Freshman Session 8
Monday, June 24th – Tuesday, June 25th
Freshman Session 9
Thursday, June 27th – Friday, June 28th
Majors
These are the majors listed on your admissions application. For a complete list of majors in the College of Visual & Performing Arts, visit the College’s website.

Arts Administration (BA)
Art: Art Education (K-12 Tch lic)(BFA)
Art: Art History (BA)
Art: Studio Art (BA) and all other BFA programs
Dance Undecided
Drama (BA)
Drama: Acting (BFA)
Drama: Design & Technical Production (BFA)
Drama: Technical Production (BFA)
Drama: Theatre Education K-12 Licensure (BFA)
Music – Audition Required (BA)

Art
All students pursuing a studio degree enter the department as candidates for a BA degree in Studio Art. Upon completion of the foundational program, students seeking to join the BFA program in Art Education, New Media and Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Drawing, or Sculpture and Ceramics will submit a portfolio of their work. Admission to any BFA concentration is contingent upon a successful portfolio review by a rotating committee of art department faculty. There is currently no audition for entry into the BA in Arts Administration. Students will be reviewed by the Arts Administration Program Director to ensure adequate and timely progress within the degree program. Further requirements may need to be met.

Music
Admission to both the Music major and minor programs at UNCG require a separate application and secondary admissions process that must be completed prior to official admission to the major and permission to enroll in major-specific coursework. Depending on your intended program of study in music, an audition and/or interview, as well as possible supplemental application materials, may be required. For more information on what is required for your major of interest, please visit performingarts.uncg.edu/prospective/apply. Questions? Please contact us at (336) 334-5789.

Theatre
Admission to the Drama (BA) major does not require any additional application or audition. However, some of the BFA programs (Acting, Theatre Design, and Technology, Technical Production) may require secondary admissions requirements (auditions, interviews, etc.) during your first year of study at UNCG. For more information on these requirements and what to expect during your first year, please visit performingarts.uncg.edu/prospective/apply. Questions? Please contact us at (336) 334-5789.

Dance
Admission to the Dance major (both BFA and BA) requires a separate application, as well as an audition, that must be completed prior to admission to the major and major-specific coursework. For more information on how to request and prepare for your audition, please visit performingarts.uncg.edu/prospective/apply. Questions? Please contact us at (336) 334-5789.

School of Nursing

If your intended major is Nursing, when making your SOAR reservation please select your major as Nursing (Pre-Nursing Interest). Incoming freshmen must have earned at least a total SAT score of 1060 OR earned a minimum ACT composite score of 21 to declare pre-nursing as their major. Those not meeting these initial criteria will maintain the declared major of Pre-Health Studies with Pre-Nursing Interest. Once enrolled at UNCG, following an established minimum cumulative 3.0 UNCG GPA AND the completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours earned, one can then declare pre-nursing as their major.

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 3rd – Tuesday, June 4th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 10th – Tuesday, June 11th
Freshman Session 5
Friday, June 14th – Saturday, June 15th
Freshman Session 7
Thursday, June 20th – Friday, June 21st

Exploratory (Undecided)

Freshman Session 1
Monday, June 3rd – Tuesday, June 4th
Freshman Session 2
Wednesday, June 5th – Thursday, June 6th
Freshman Session 3
Monday, June 10th – Tuesday, June 11th
Freshman Session 4
Wednesday, June 12th – Thursday, June 13th
Freshman Session 5
Friday, June 14th – Saturday, June 15th
Freshman Session 6
Monday, June 17th – Tuesday, June 18th
Freshman Session 7
Thursday, June 20th – Friday, June 21st
Freshman Session 8
Monday, June 24th – Tuesday, June 25th
Freshman Session 9
Thursday, June 27th – Friday, June 28th
As an Exploratory Major, you will work closely with your Exploratory Academic Advisor in the Students First Office to help you discover aspects of your purpose and passion in life. You and your Exploratory Academic Advisor will identify opportunities for you to explore different courses, programs, and co-curricular opportunities at the University and in the surrounding Greensboro community as part of your major selection process.

SOAR Schedules

Freshman: Required day 2 overnight program

2019 schedule outline

DAY 1
Check-in: 7:45-8:30am
Welcome Session: 8:45-9:10am
Student Small Groups: 9:15-9:55am
Parent & Family Welcome: 9:15-9:55am
Academic Welcome: 10:00-11:25am
Self-Guided Time: 11:25am-12:50pm
Student Session – Let’s Get SOARing: 12:55-1:50pm
Parent & Family Session – The Campus Experience: 12:55-1:50pm
Campus Connections: 1:55-2:35pm
Block Session A: 2:40-3:10pm
Block Session B: 3:15-3:45pm
Block Session C: 3:50-4:20pm
Block Session D: 4:25-4:55pm
Student Dinner with Small Groups: 5:00-5:50pm
Parent & Family Reception: 5:00-5:50pm
Parent & Family Dinner: 5:50-6:50pm
Student Get Involved Session: 6:05-7:20pm
Student L1GHT THE G Session: 7:30-7:45pm
Traditions Walk & Small Groups: 7:45-9:15pm
DAY 2
Housing Check-out: 6:45-7:45am
Breakfast: 7:00-8:00am
Student Academic Advising & Course Registration Information: 8:00-8:15am
Parent & Family Bookstore Coffee n’ Questions: 8:00-8:40am
Student Academic Advising & Course Registration: 8:30am-12:00pm
Parent & Family Academic Dean’s Session: 8:45-9:25am
Parent & Family Expect the Unexpected Session: 9:30-11:00am
Walk Your Class Schedule: 9:30am-12:00pm
Lunch: 11:30am-1:00pm
Spartan EXPO: 12:30-1:30pm
Student Academic Advising & Course Registration: 1:45-4:45pm

SOAR Fees

New Student Fee: $254

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 you attend SOAR, yet decide not to attend UNCG.

The New Student Fee is still applicable if you don’t attend SOAR but do attend UNCG for the respective semester.

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

Before You SOAR

Overnight Accommodations

Freshman students attending June SOAR sessions are required to stay overnight on campus and attend both days of SOAR in full.

These items are NOT provided and are the responsibility of the student:

  • linens (queen size sheets and blanket)*
  • towels
  • pillow
  • personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc…)
  • TVs, or alarm clocks

*Size of bed may vary, queen size sheets are recommended to ensure the sheets will fit the bed.
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.

Directions & Parking

Directions

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.

Parking

Jefferson Suites Parking Lot
1110 Oakland Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27412


Take Care of These Items

Once You Arrive at SOAR