Fall Freshman


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 to take during your first semester. You will then be able to register for classes and leave SOAR with a class schedule! We encourage you to prepare for advisement prior to SOAR.

SOAR Session Dates for Students Entering in Fall 2017

Summer Orientation sessions will open on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

*Session availability is subject to change. Once a session has reached the capacity, it will automatically close. The dates below reflect all sessions offered, not only available sessions.* 

SOAR will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. on day two, and occurs in the Nessmith Lane Conference Center.

Session A:  June 1-2 *Reserved for Scholars*
Session B:  June 5-6
Session C:  June 8-9
Session D:  June 20-21
Session E:  June 26-27
Session F:  July 10-11
Session G:  July 13-14
Session H:  July 17-18
Session X: August 12

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

To make a reservation, please visit our online reservation system. If you would like to reserve your SOAR date with cash, check, or money order, please contact our office directly at 912-478-7627.


Student Fee: $85.00
Includes: Overnight stay in Centennial Place, Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Student Guidebook, SOAR t-shirt, dinner on day one & 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, dinner on day one & continental breakfast on day two, trained staff to answer questions, and the opportunity to learn more about the Parent & Family Association.

*The Family/Guest Fee does not include overnight accommodations.  If you need overnight accommodations, you may contact the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Their toll-free lodging reservation line is 1-800-568-3301 or click here for a hotel listing.

Last updated: 7/20/2017

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