SOAR Resources

SOAR will be hosted in an in-person format.  SOAR is where students will meet other new students and learn about campus resources to help you feel prepared to make a successful transition to college. SOAR will take place on the following dates:

Freshman:

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA), Exploratory (EXP/undecided): June 1 - 2, June 9 - 10, June 13 - 14, June 21 - 22, and June 27 - 28

Bryan, Health and Human Sciences (HHS), School of Education (SOE), Nursing: June 6 - 7, June 16 - 17, June 23 - 24, and June 29 - 30

Transfer: June 3, June 8, June 20 & 21

After you make your SOAR reservation, there are 3 phases in your onboarding to UNCG:
  1. First-year students will be required to complete the Class Schedule Interest (CSI) Survey in the New Student Portal prior to making their SOAR reservation to be pre-registered for their fall 2022 semester classes.
  2.  SOAR Canvas Course (you'll receive a link to join via email).
  3.  Academic Advising and Course Registration:
    • As an incoming first-year student, you will be pre-registered for your spring 2022 semester courses by your Academic Advising Center based on your information provided from the Class Schedule Interest Survey (CSI). You'll get to meet with academic advisors and access your course schedule when you come to SOAR.
    • Incoming Transfer & Adults will participate in Advising & Registration by appointment (ARA) where they will meet with an academic advisor to get registered for their fall 2022 semester classes.

 

First-Year Student SOAR Schedule

The June SOAR Schedule is available here.

Transfer and Adult Student SOAR Schedule

The June SOAR Schedule will be available closer to the date.

Resources for Academic Success

UNCG is committed to student success and provides programs and services that will support students as they grow personally and academically. It is important that students be aware and take advantage of the services that UNCG has to offer. Some of the programs and services designed to assist students are listed below.

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.

In the New Student Portal, students will complete the Class Schedule Interest (CSI) Survey. Students' academic advisor will use this information to register students for classes, and they will have an opportunity to finalize their schedule prior to the start of the Spring semester. Students' must complete this survey to sign up for an orientation session, so they should complete the survey as soon as possible.

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.

 

Take Care of These Items

SOAR Presentations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY2c8mF7O9Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh1SZQvtd2A

https://youtu.be/dFqpjeqId6Q

https://youtu.be/iKrOO9xEnsQ

https://youtu.be/bbZEoYWVkT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt1Xj6s3Tq4

https://youtu.be/t-WZSssX0Fk

https://youtu.be/nMayOdokQxw

https://youtu.be/QitPltVHIOs

https://youtu.be/QJKW7r6NDsU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcrjEchCqtA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtE2MFJ2pOg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVlknQGCats&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYSZsikrHq8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYQh4RhNaoc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQpPrHOyJUQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnTaFr2htqA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCWzFYhtb2E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_Qxn67eFw

 

We have gathered together the most frequently asked questions about SOAR and answered them all in one place.

Reserving Your Spot at SOAR

  • Where do I go to reserve a place at SOAR?
  • Why can’t I see a specific date for SOAR?
    • Sessions are divided by College or School. You will only see SOAR dates that pertain to your major.
    • If you see no dates for SOAR and Reservations are open you may need to check your steps to enrollment and confirm your intent to enroll. Or you may not need to attend SOAR, only new first-time transfers and new first-time freshman including international students are required to attend SOAR.
    • If a SOAR session is full it will disappear from the list.
  • Is it better to register for earlier SOAR sessions?
    • It is best to register for the earliest SOAR session you can attend so that you will have time to prepare for classes and look into getting involved on campus.
    • Getting an earlier SOAR session will help with getting the class times you want. However, you will still get the classes you need regardless of which SOAR session you attend.
  • Can I bring guests to SOAR?
    • Yes, the cost of one guest to attend is included in the freshmen new student fee.
    • You will need to register all guests through your SpartanLink account. Space is limited, register guests as soon as possible.
    • Additional guests require an additional fee. Additional fees must be paid before the deadline through SpartanLink. Fees can be paid on-site during SOAR check-in but at an increased rate.
  • Can I change my SOAR reservation?
    • Yes, you can make changes to your SOAR session through your SpartanLink account up to the day before your reservation. If you missed your scheduled session you will have to cancel your session and register for a new session as the SpartanLink system will not allow you to change a session that has passed.
  • Can I change my major before SOAR?
    • Yes, when you are choosing your SOAR session in SpartanLink it will ask if you would like to change your major. Once you indicate that you would like to change you will be able to select your new major from a drop-down list.

Before You SOAR

  • I’ve made my SOAR reservation, now what?
    • Fill out your immunization forms, which can be found on the student health center website. You can submit those electronically to Student Health Services.
    • You will need to activate your computer accounts to get your UNC Greensboro username and email. you can find more information on activating your computer accounts on the information technology services website
    • You will need your official transcripts sent to the registrar’s office before you register for classes.
    • Schedule a Campus Tour so you’ll know your way around campus.
    • Complete your Class Schedule Interest Survey or CSI in the New Student Portal so your advisors can better help you register for classes.
    • Send in a photo to SpartanCard to speed up getting your ID. You will have time to pick up your SpartanCard during SOAR.
  • Where am I going for SOAR?
    • Check your UNCG email prior to your SOAR session with information about the schedule.

Paying for SOAR

  • What does the new student fee include?
    • The new student fee covers all of the cost of SOAR. This includes all of the student family SOAR. It also covers all first-year events such as Rawkin’ Welcome Week, NAV1GATE, and more.
  • I want to bring a guest will there be a charge for them to attend?
    • Yes, the cost of guests to attend is not included in the new student fee.
    • You will need to sign-up all guests in the New Student Portal. Space is limited, register guests as soon as possible.

What Happens at SOAR

  • At SOAR you will meet other new students and learn about campus resources to help you feel prepared to make a successful transition to college. SOAR sessions are offered in June.
  • Do I need to stay for the entire duration of SOAR?
    • Students are required to stay for the entire program.
    • If an emergency occurs that prevents you from finishing your SOAR session please notify a member of SOAR staff.
    • Parents/family are not required to stay for the entire duration; however, it is strongly encouraged.

Will Students and Parents/Family be Together Throughout the Duration of SOAR?

  • Students and parents/family have separate programs throughout SOAR.
  • This gives parents/family the information they need while giving students the opportunity to experience campus on their own.
  • Students and parents/family will have to opportunity to reconnect throughout SOAR during a few programs and during meals.

Who Do I Call if…

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