Summer Freshmen

All freshmen students are required to attend a SOAR session prior to enrolling in classes for the Summer 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 Summer 2018

All summer orientation sessions for the Statesboro Campus will open on Thursday, February 1, 2018. 

Freshmen starting summer term B have the option of attending a two-day freshman SOAR session. SOAR takes place in the Russell Student Union, will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will end by 5:00 p.m. on Day Two.

Session A: June 4-5 – Reserved for Scholars
Session B: June 7-8
Session C: June 11-12

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


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

Family/Guest Fee: $35.00 first guest, $10.00 for each additional guest
Includes: Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Family Guidebook, dinner on Day One and continental breakfast on Day Two, trained staff to answer questions, and the opportunity to learn more about the Parent & Family AssociationThe 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: 1/31/2018

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