2019 Summer Freshmen

All freshmen 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 be able to meet with your academic advisor, who will advise you on which classes have been selected for your first semester. We encourage you to prepare for advisement prior to SOAR.

SOAR Session Dates for Students Entering in Summer 2019

All summer orientation sessions for the Statesboro Campus will open on Saturday, February 2, 2019. 

Freshmen starting classes after June 24th should attend 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 2:00 p.m. on Day Two. To make a reservation, please visit our online reservation system.

Session A: June 3-4 – *Reserved for Scholars students
Session B: June 6-7

Session C: June 10-11
Session D: June 13-14

Students beginning classes in May should attend a one-day SOAR session held on May 18, 2019. That particular SOAR session will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m, and takes place in the Russell Student Union.

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 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 Association.

The 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: 3/22/2019

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