Fall 2019 Freshmen

All students are required to attend a SOAR session prior to enrolling in classes. 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 meet with your academic advisor and will leave with your first semester course schedule. For more information about advising and course scheduling, see Preparing for Advisement at SOAR

SOAR Session Dates for Students Entering in Fall 2019

Registration for orientation sessions for the Armstrong Campus will open on February 2, 2019. 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 9:00 a.m. on Day One and end at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Day Two. All sessions, unless otherwise noted, will take place in the Student Union.

    • SOAR A: June 5-6, 2019
    • SOAR B: June 12-13, 2019
    • SOAR C: July 9-10, 2019
    • SOAR D: July 15-16, 2019
  • SOAR E: August 15-16, 2019
    SOAR E does not include overnight housing and will be $75 because of this difference. Students living on-campus for the fall will receive information about moving in early for a nominal fee.

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

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

Please click HERE to view an electronic copy of our two-day SOAR schedule.

Registration Fees

Student Fee: $95.00

Includes: Overnight stay in a Residence Hall, Orientation Program Guide, The Blue & White Student Guidebook, SOAR t-shirt, lunch and dinner on Day One, 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 on Day One, a continental breakfast on Day Two, 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: 6/12/2019

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