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Register for New Student Orientation (SOAR)


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.

First-Year Students

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 Students

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
What do I need to do to complete Step 3?
  • Registration for SOAR is open. Click the sign below to go to the SOAR Registration page.
  • Family of First-Year students who wish to attend SOAR should check out the Family Orientation webpage.
  • If you have previously registered for SOAR, you may proceed to Step 4 now by clicking the sign below.
  • If you have not previously registered for SOAR, click the orange "Register for SOAR" sign below to open the SOAR Registration Form in a new window.
  • Once you have successfully registered for SOAR, return to this page and click the sign below to continue to Step 4.
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  1. Questions?

    As you proceed along the Road Map for New Students, you will find out more information about how to confirm your SOAR date and what happens at SOAR.

    If you have a question about registering for SOAR, please contact Whitney Kolwicz at

  1. Not ready to complete this step?

    You may skip ahead using the navigation in the box, or go back to the Road Map.