Family Orientation (SOAR) 2022

As part of the transition process, we offer an orientation program for new students and their families called, SOAR (Student Orientation Advising and Registration). SOAR is designed to provide you, a family member of an incoming student, important information about programs, services and offices that are here to assist you and your student in their transition.

Students must register all guests for SOAR, maximum two guests per student.

Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) Schedule 2022
  • Day 1

    Schedule subject to change.

    Event Time Description Location
    Check In 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Time to begin your Orientation experience. Your first stop is Check in.
    University Welcome 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Join us as we welcome students and their families to the University of New Haven. Students and families will hear from President Kaplan and other senior leaders at the Welcome and will be introduced to the Orientation Transition Leaders (OTLs).
    The Student Life Forum — Transition, Support, and Engagement 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. The University of New Haven’s commitment to its students’ academic, social, and emotional journey means the development of a world-class education and intentional resources to connect and thrive within the University community. Students and families will learn how to best prepare for college. Dean Ophelie Rowe-Allen will be joined by various student affairs administrators to answer students’ and families’ questions in this interactive session.
    Hammering Down Your Finances 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. We know families are concerned about the cost of a college education and how to navigate the financial aid process. You are not alone! We encourage all families and students to attend this session to learn about tuition payments, the financial aid process, and how families can finance and plan for the four years at University of New Haven.
    Family Lounge 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Families stop by and relax, grab a snack, interact with other family members, chat with University staff or just chill out.
    Academic Planning with Your Dean 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Spend time meeting with the deans of the different colleges. You will hear about the core curriculum, classroom life, faculty support, expectations of students, and an overview regarding their program of study. You will learn and become aware of the academic expectations of your student at the University.
    Wellness, Health & Safety & the Charger Community 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Safety, health, and wellness go hand in hand with students’ college success. The University of New Haven has a support system in place to help students maintain good mental health and emotional well-being. In addition, learn how we strive to keep the Charger Community a safe environment through protection and service.
    Family Networking Social 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Come by and mingle with each other, talk with University staff and grab a snack before you head out.
  • Day 2

    Schedule subject to change.

    Event Time Description Location
    Students Right to Know 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. The Dean of Students Office will introduce the services on campus as well as federal and college policies impacting student rights and responsibilities.
    Family Flip: Families choose one of the following events for each time slot. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
    1. Academic Success Starts Here - Center for Student Success/Center for Learning Resources
      Join the Center for Student Success and Center for Learning Resources to learn about academic services to aid in your student’s success.

    2. Center for Student Success/Center for Learning Resources
      Join the Center for Student Success and Center for Learning Resources to learn about academic services to aid in your student’s success.

    3. Career Development in the 21st Century
      Hear from the staff of the Career Development Center on what they can do to prepare your student for their eventual career.

    4. Supporting Students in the Residence Halls
      Details coming soon!

    5. Supporting Our Commuter and Off Campus Students
      Details coming soon!

    6. Accessibility Resource Center
      Join the Accessibility Resources Center to learn about the specific services for students who need extra support inside and outside the classroom
    Resource Fair 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Stop by and visit various offices and staff to learn about resources and services available during your Charger journey.