Admissions

2019 Fall Transfer Students

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, who will advise you on which classes to take during your time here. 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 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 28
  • Session Z:  July 19
  • Session X: August 17

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

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


Registration Fees

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. All SOAR refunds must be requested 3 business days prior to the scheduled SOAR session.

Family/Guest Fee: $25.00 first guest, $10.00 for 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: 8/21/2019

Orientation P.O. Box 8096 Statesboro, GA 30460 912-478-7627 orientation@georgiasouthern.edu