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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 will help both students and families to learn how to: 

  • Prepare effectively for new academic expectations
  • Prepare for potential personal stresses and academic pressure points during first year
  • Make the most of services and resources to support student learning and academic success
  • Anticipate important academic dates and deadlines
  • Navigate administrative processes, including academic registration and financial accounts
  • Get tips for staying healthy and getting involved in the campus community

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, 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!