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Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

Register now for SOAR 2016

The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed.

This one-day summer orientation program offers students and families a unique opportunity to: 

  • Meet with an advisor to assist you in choosing your courses
  • Connect with peers and develop a campus support network before the fall semester starts
  • Consult with an accessibility specialist, residence staff, or dining hall staff about any academic or living accommodation needs
  • Meet upper-year students in your program and the professors and advisors who are committed to your success
  • Tour a residence building and become acquainted with campus
  • Learn about specific health and wellness supports on campus, including health services, counselling, and accessibility services
  • Prepare effectively for new academic expectations

Get ready to SOAR in 2016!

The SOAR program runs throughout the month of July. Programming varies depending on your faculty/program, so make sure you register for the correct day. Please note that Arts & Science also includes students in Concurrent Education, Computing, Fine Arts, Music, and Kinesiology and Physical Education. Students heading to the Bader International Study Centre in the fall should register for one of the BISC days, and not for Arts & Science. All dates below are for the 2016 program.

Arts & Science Commerce Nursing Engineering BISC
Thursday, July 7 Friday, July 8 Saturday, July 9 Sunday, July 10 Friday, July 15 Saturday, July 16 Saturday, July 16 Friday, July 15 Saturday, July 16 Friday, July 8 Saturday, July 9

Register today!