Admissions

Family and Supporters

Family members, we encourage you to attend SOAR with your student! You will be able to attend some presentations and breakout sessions with your student, but there will also be several presentations specific to your needs, as a parent/supporter of a new Georgia Southern student.

The Parent and Family Association is a great way for parents and supporters to connect to the Georgia Southern community, and with other family members and supporters of students.

Statesboro Campus

Attending SOAR with your student

Family Member/Guest SOAR Fees:

  • Two-Day Sessions: $35 for the first guest and $10 for each additional guest.
  • One-Day Sessions: $25 for the first guest and $10 for each additional guest.

The Family Member/Guest SOAR fee includes:

  • Orientation Program Guide
  • Meal(s)
    • Two-Day Sessions: Dinner on Day One and continental breakfast on Day Two
    • One-Day Sessions: Lunch
  • Trained staff able to answer your questions
  • Opportunity to learn more about the Parent & Family Association.

The Family/Guest Fee does not include overnight accommodations for guests. If you need overnight accommodations, you may contact the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau online or by phone at (912) 259-9555.

Information about making changes to your SOAR reservation, and the SOAR Cancellation/Refund Policy can be found here.


What to Expect at SOAR

Family Members and Supporters who attend SOAR will attend sessions both with and without their student. Sessions without your student will allow you to learn more about your role as a Georgia Southern Parent/Supporter.

Things to bring:
  • Lots of energy! Our program is power-packed with information, fun, and spirit! Be ready to SOAR!
  • A list of questions that we may answer. We have outstanding administration, faculty, and staff to assist you.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • An umbrella and a jacket (we have great air conditioning!)
  • Pen and paper (be prepared to learn a lot)
  • A government issued photo ID (such as a drivers license)

Armstrong Campus

Attending SOAR with your student

Family Member/Guest SOAR Fees:

  • Two-Day Sessions: $35 for the first guest and $10 for each additional guest.
  • One-Day Sessions: $25 for the first guest and $10 for each additional guest.

The Family Member/Guest SOAR fee includes:

  • Orientation Program Guide
  • Meal(s)
    • Two-Day Sessions: Lunch on Day One and continental breakfast on Day Two
    • One-Day Sessions: Lunch
  • Trained staff able to answer your questions
  • Opportunity to learn more about the Parent & Family Association.

The Family/Guest Fee does not include overnight accommodations for guests. If you need overnight accommodations, you may contact the Savannah Visitor Information Center online or call their toll-free lodging reservation line at 1-800-568-3301.

Information about making changes to your SOAR reservation, and the SOAR Cancellation/Refund Policy can be found here.


What to Expect at SOAR

Family Members and Supporters who attend SOAR will attend sessions both with and without their student. Sessions without your student will allow you to learn more about your role as a Georgia Southern Parent/Supporter.

Things to bring:
  • Lots of energy! Our program is power-packed with information, fun, and spirit! Be ready to SOAR!
  • A list of questions that we may answer. We have outstanding administration, faculty, and staff to assist you.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • An umbrella and a jacket (we have great air conditioning!)
  • Pen and paper (be prepared to learn a lot)
  • A government issued photo ID (such as a drivers license)

Liberty Campus

SOAR Registration Fees

  • Family/Guest Fee*: $10.00 per guest (one guest per student)

*Due to the space capacity on the Liberty Campus, we ask that only one guest be present per student.

The Family Member/guest SOAR Fee Includes:
  • Orientation Program Guide
  • Lunch
  • Trained staff able to answer your questions

Information about making changes to your SOAR reservation, and the SOAR Cancellation/Refund Policy can be found here.


What to Expect at SOAR

Family Members and Supporters who attend SOAR will attend sessions both with and without their student. Sessions without your student will allow you to learn more about your role as a Georgia Southern Parent/Supporter.

Things to bring:
  • Lots of energy! Our program is power-packed with information, fun, and spirit! Be ready to SOAR!
  • A list of questions that we may answer. We have outstanding administration, faculty, and staff to assist you.
  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • An umbrella and a jacket (we have great air conditioning!)
  • Pen and paper (be prepared to learn a lot)
  • A government issued photo ID (such as a drivers license)

Last updated: 3/9/2020

New Student & Family Programs P.O. Box 8096 Statesboro, GA 30460 912-478-7627 orientation@georgiasouthern.edu