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: newstudents.uncg.edu/soar/soar-resources
JUNE 2023 SOAR INFO WILL BE POSTED SOON.
Make Your SOAR Reservation
SOAR reservations are open now
- 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 –
- Make your SOAR reservation and select the session you will be attending – you can add your guest reservation at this time
- 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.
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.
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: http://www.uncg.edu/shs/student-insurance.
OARS ensures students have the necessary accommodations for equitable access.
New Student Fee: $112
The New Student Fee is a standalone fee which covers all SOAR student program costs, accommodations, and materials. The New Student Fee also covers Winter Weeks of Welcome 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.
SPRING SOAR FOR Transfer STUDENTS
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.
ADVISING AND CLASS REGISTRATION
As an incoming transfer & adult student, you will hear from your Academic Advising Center based on your major to set up advising & registration by appointment (ARA). Be sure to be checking your UNCG email for more information about setting up an appointment.
Day Of 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.
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.