Fall Freshmen


All students are required to attend a SOAR session during the summer prior to enrolling in classes for the Fall term. SOAR sessions are led by current Georgia Southern students who will be a great resource for you to ask questions of and show you what it means to be a Georgia Southern student!

You will also be able to sit down with your academic advisor, who will advise you on which classes have been selected for you for your first semester.

SOAR Session Dates for Students Entering in Fall 2018

All orientation sessions for the Armstrong Campus will open on March 1, 2018. Session availability is subject to change. Once a session has reached the capacity, it will close. The dates below reflect all sessions offered, not only available sessions.

SOAR will begin at 10:00 a.m., end at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Day Two, and take place in the Student Union.

  • SOAR A: June 6-7
  • SOAR B: June 20-21
  • SOAR C: June 27-28
  • SOAR D: July 9-10
  • SOAR E: July 16-17
  • SOAR F: July 23-24
  • SOAR G: August 9-10 – Reserved for out-of-state students


If you need to change your major, complete the change of major form.

To make a reservation, please visit our online reservation system.


Student Fee: $95.00
Includes: Overnight stay in a Residence Hall, Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Student Guidebook, SOAR t-shirt, dinner on Day One and a continental breakfast on Day Two, and trained staff to assist with your transition.

Family/Guest Fee: $35.00 first guest, $10.00 each additional guest.
Includes: Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Family Guidebook, lunch, and trained staff to answer questions. The Family/Guest Fee does not include overnight accommodations.  If you need overnight accommodations, you may contact the Savannah Visitor Information Center. Their toll-free lodging reservation line is 1-800-568-3301 or visit their website at

Last updated: 1/31/2018

Orientation P.O. Box 8096 Statesboro, GA 30460 (912) 478-7627