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

August 15-16

SOAR Schedules


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

August SOAR is a two-day program, however, overnight accommodations are not provided. If you are a residential student you will need to contact Housing and Residence Life to move into your residence hall the day prior to SOAR. If you are a commuter student you will need to contact Parking to obtain your parking pass prior to SOAR.

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