Undergraduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Charger Nation!

SOAR is designed to provide you with a seamless transition to the University community while connecting you with your fellow classmates and sharing valuable information. Please know we are committed to creating a vibrant and engaging SOAR experience for you and your classmates.

University shuttle to do pick-ups (back and forth) at the New Haven train station on Day 1 from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and shuttling back and forth on Day 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Pick up and drop off can be in front of Maxcy Hall.

COVID-19 Information

In line with the recent updates to the university covid policies, we will not require proof of covid vaccination and testing for SOAR. However, out of an abundance of caution we encourage all participants to test prior to their arrival on campus, especially if they are experiencing any covid related symptoms.


  • View Student Orientation Dates (through 2026)

    Schedule subject to change.

    2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
    June 23 & 24 June 22 & 23 June 20 & 21 June 23 & 24 June 22 & 23
    June 27 & 28 June 26 & 27 June 24 & 25 June 26 & 27 June 25 & 26
    July 11 & 12 July 10 & 11 July 8 & 9 July 14 & 15 July 13 & 14
    July 14 & 15 July 13 & 14 July 11 & 12 July 17 & 18 July 16 & 17