2019 Fall 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

All orientation sessions for the Statesboro Campus will open on Saturday, 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.

Check-in for SOAR will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Day One and end by 2:00 p.m. on Day Two. All sessions, unless otherwise noted, will take place in the Russell Student Union.

  • Session A: June 3-4 – Reserved for student scholars
  • Session B: June 6-7
  • Session C: June 10-11
  • Session D: June 13-14
  • Session E: June 25-26
  • Session F: July 8-9
  • Session G: July 11-12
  • Session H: July 15-16
  • Session J: July 22-23
  • Session L: June 20-22 – Reserved for students participating in Eagle Success
  • Session P: August 15-16 (Early move-in is required for all students participating in Session P. Move-in will take place on on Wednesday, August 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – more information will be sent via email. Housing  accommodations will NOT available for students NOT living on campus. SOAR fee is $75.00)

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 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 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.

Last updated: 6/18/2019

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