Transfer and Non-Traditional Students
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 2018
All orientation sessions for the Statesboro Campus will open on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Session availability is subject to change. Once a session has reached capacity, it will close. The dates below reflect all sessions offered, not only available sessions.
SOAR will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end by 5:00 p.m. All sessions, unless otherwise noted, will take place in the Russell Student Union.
- Session W: June 29
- Session Z: July 20
If you need to change your major, complete the change of major form.
To make a reservation, please visit our online reservation system.
Students must register in advance. No walk-ins will be allowed.
Student Fee: $55.00
Includes: Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Student Guidebook, SOAR t-shirt, lunch, and trained staff to assist with your transition.
Family/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, 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: 1/31/2018