Register for New Student Orientation (SOAR)
Before you start your amazing journey at University of New Haven, you will be going through an orientation program known as Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR).
Info for Families
FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS: When the student registers for SOAR, they can add up to two adults to attend our Family Orientation program, which is run concurrently with (but separate from) student SOAR.
TRANSFER STUDENTS: Events at Transfer SOAR are geared specifically to the transfer students and there is no formal parent program. We recommend any family planning to accompany the student to campus find alternate activities in the local area, or arrange meetings with offices on campus if they have questions or need information.
SOAR is a mandatory program that allows you to meet fellow classmates, familiarize yourself with University programs and services, as well as provide an oversight of academic and student life. One of the perks of attending this program is that you will receive your schedule of classes for the fall.
All students - including commuters - stay overnight in a residence hall.
Parents/guardians can also attend SOAR - they will come on the same date that you choose, but will attend a separate Family Orientation program. Parents do not stay on campus; they make their own overnight arrangements.
Transfer SOAR is a one-day event that starts at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. The August 19 session will run 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
There is no formal parent program for Transfer SOAR.
2016 SOAR Dates
- First-Year Students: June 16-17 (FULL), June 20-21 (FULL), June 23-24, June 27-28, July 7-8, July 11-12
- Transfer Students: June 22, July 6, August 19