First-Year Orientation (SOAR)

Congratulations on joining us at the University of New Haven - Your Success Starts Here!

Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) is our exceptional overnight orientation program, which all new students must attend. SOAR is a great time to meet your classmates, learn more about academic and student life at the University, receive your class schedule, and more.

2019 First-Year SOAR Dates:

  • Monday & Tuesday, June 17 – 18
  • Thursday & Friday, June 20 – 21
  • Monday & Tuesday, June 24 – 25
  • Thursday & Friday, June 27 - 28
  • Monday & Tuesday, July 8 – 9
  • Thursday & Friday, July 11 – 12

Register for SOAR!

Our interactive Road Map for New Undergraduate Students shows you everything you need to do before classes this fall. This is where you're learn about all the steps you need to complete to officially become a Charger - including registration for Orientation (SOAR)! Click the button below to get started.

Register Now In Your Road Map!

Planning Ahead

When arriving to campus, please enter through the main entrance of the University at 300 Boston Post Road.

Here's what to bring:

  • Hotel reservations for families attending Family Orientation (if applicable)
  • Pack clothes for both days; comfortable shorts and pants are recommended
  • Wear comfortable shoes; you will be on your feet a lot
  • Pack sheets and a pillow (or a sleeping bag), towel, toiletries, fan and an alarm clock

2019 SOAR schedules will be available in mid-to-late April.