Transfer and Mature/Non-Traditional
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 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. and occurs in the Nessmith Lane Conference Center.
Session W: June 23
Session Z: July 21
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 at 912-478-7627.
For SOAR W and Z: Students must register in advance. No walk-ins will be allowed.
For SOAR X (Saturday, August 12th): Students who have not registered for SOAR by 2:00 p.m. the day before will be processed as a walk-in . These students will be subject to a penalty charge of $25, in addition to the $45 SOAR fee, to be paid at check-in.
Student Fee: $45.00
Includes: Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Student Guidebook, SOAR t-shirt, Lunch, and trained staff to assist with your transition.
Supporter/Guest Fee: $25.00 first guest, $10.00 each additional guest.
Includes: Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Family Guidebook, Lunch, trained staff to answer questions, and the opportunity to learn more about the Parent & Family Association.
If you need overnight accommodations (SOAR starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.), 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