New First-Time and Transfer Student Orientation
SOAR 2024 - Spring Semester

The Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration program (SOAR) welcomes all new undergraduate and transfer students to the Charger Community!

This page is designed to help you understand what will take place at SOAR and answer some basic questions about the program.

View Winter SOAR 2024 Resources here.

Date and Schedule of Events

Friday, January 12, 2024

Check-in starts at 8 a.m. in Bartels Hall, the Campus Center Lobby.

⚑ SOAR Parking Map

⬇ See event schedule below.


  • Learn about the various campus resources available to you.
  • Learn more about student life and how to get connected on campus.
  • Interact with the dean and students from your academic program.

Register for SOAR!

Our interactive New Student Road Map within your Accepted Student Portal shows you everything you need to do before classes. This is where you'll learn about all the steps you need to complete to officially become a Charger - including registration for Orientation (SOAR)! Click the button below to log into your Portal and get started.

Register Now!

> Questions or Problems?

Deposited students will receive an email when the Road Map and Orientation registration is active.

What Is SOAR?

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 12, 2024
Time Event Location
8 - 9 a.m.

Continental Breakfast and Check-In

Students will check in. Commuter and Off-Campus students will receive their student IDs. You will have the opportunity to connect with students, staff and grab a bite to eat before our first session. The Campus Card Office will be available for students who need assistance.
Bartels Campus Center, Jazzman's Cafe/Fireplace Lounge
9 - 10 a.m.

Welcome and Student Life Panel

The University of New Haven’s commitment to our 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 will be introduced to our Guidebook resource and learn how to best prepare for college.
Bartels Campus Center, Alumni Lounge
10 - 11 a.m.

Conversations with Academic Deans

Students will spend time meeting with the Dean of the different Colleges. Students will hear about 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 of New Haven

College of Arts and Sciences:
Bartels Campus Center, Alumni Lounge

Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice & Forensic Science:
A&S Kaplan Hall, Presentation Room

Pompea College of Business:
Bartels Campus Center, Moulton Lounge

Tagliatela College of Engineering:
Buckman Hall, Rm. 120

School of Health Sciences
Maxcy Hall, Rm. 226

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Explore Your Digital Experience

Join various staff members to learn about the numerous digital opportunities and resources available to you as a student. Overview of Registration, How to Pay Your Bill, Campus Card and Canvas, Charger Connection, and Corq.
Bartels Campus Center, Alumni Lounge
12 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Resource Fair

Grab a bite to eat in our Marketplace and then stop by the Fair to learn about campus departments and resources in the surrounding community.
Bartels Marketplace & Beckerman Recreation Center
1:30 - 2 p.m.

Charger to Charger: Student Panel

Curious about life on campus? Have questions about getting involved? Hear from some current students about life in Charger Nation
Alumni Lounge/Annex
2 - 4 p.m.

Meet Your Advising Team/Visit Campus Partners

Join the Center for Student Success and faculty members to discuss the curriculum, program requirements, and academic advising. After, you will have the opportunity, on your own, to visit any campus offices you may need, including Financial Aid.
Students will be given assigned locations at check-in.
2 - 4 p.m.

Transfer Peer Mentor Program

Transfer Students: An opportunity to meet your Transfer Peer Mentor! Transfer Peer Mentors are current students who transferred into the University and can be a knowledgeable guide to help incoming transfers adjust and transition to the University of New Haven. Transfer Peer Mentors can be available to show your classroom building locations and answer some of your questions.
Bergami Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Lobby