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

The following COVID-19 policies are intended for SOAR-only. To view the University's complete list of COVID-related policies and procedures: click here.

Students

Due to the overnight portion of SOAR and out of an abundance of caution, students who are not fully vaccinated, including a booster, if eligible, will be required to take a COVID-19 test provided by the University upon their arrival on campus.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will need to reschedule for a future SOAR date. Both electronic or physical proof of required documentation will be accepted.

Family Members
  • Family members who are not fully vaccinated (haven't received a booster) will be required to wear a mask.
  • Family members who are not vaccinated will be required to provide proof of a COVID test performed within 72 hours prior to arriving on campus for SOAR. Proof of at-home tests are acceptable.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will need to reschedule for a future SOAR date. Both electronic or physical proof of required documentation will be accepted.

Masking

Masking indoors is optional. However, it is highly encouraged out of an abundance of caution.


  • 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