New Student and Transfer Orientation (SOAR)

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.

Highlights of SOAR:

  • Learn about the various campus resources available to you.
  • Get an inside look at student life and how to get involved on campus.
  • Interact with the dean of your academic school or college and students from your major.
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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.
    Charger to Charger — Meet Your Orientation Transition Leaders 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Students will meet with their OTLs to start building community with fellow Chargers. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about one another and show their Charger pride.
    Academic Planning with Your Dean 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Students will spend time meeting with the deans of the different colleges. Students will hear about the core curriculum, classroom life, faculty support, expectations of students, and an overview regarding their program of study. Students will learn and become aware of the academic expectations at the University.
    Course Registration and Advising 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Join the Center for Student Success to discuss your curriculum, major requirements, and academic advising. Our success advisors will review your fall course schedule in preparation for your first semester of study. Additionally, learn about the Foundation for Success programs that can help you navigate your first year of college.
    Courageous Conversation - #ThePowerOfWe 2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
    and 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    The University of New Haven embraces diversity and recognizes our responsibility to foster a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. Join your peers in conversation about diversity, inclusion, and social justice to promote critical self-reflection.
    Readers Theatre 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. As a University community, there are values and expectations that we all share which provide the framework for how we interact as individual members of the community and speak to who we are and what we stand for as a community. Learn what this means through interactive presentations and small group conversations with the Orientation student leaders.
    Evening Activities - Being in Community 8:00 p.m. The Orientation student leaders have prepared activities for students to meet other students in an informal atmosphere. Come to the quad and enjoy the activities that will be similar to what you experience on campus during the year from different recognized organizations, resident assistants, or commuter assistants.
  • Day 2

    Schedule subject to change.

    Event Time Description Location
    Student Flip: Start Your Career Adventure 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    and
    10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    As you start your college experience, you also start your career adventure! Learn how to begin connecting your interests, skills, major, and personality to career options and discover the resources available to make your personal career adventure a success.
    Charger to Charger — Meet Your Orientation Transition Leaders 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    and
    10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Students will meet with their OTLs to start building community with fellow Chargers. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about one another and show their Charger pride.
    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.
    Your Journey Continues in Charger Nation 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Hear from your orientation and transition leaders on how to stay engaged as a Charger during the rest of the summer.