First-Year Foundation

Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) starting July

Summer Orientation (SOAR)

Part of First-Year Foundation, Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) is an on-campus summer orientation program for incoming first-year students and their parents and supporters, run by the Student Experience Office. SOAR aims to help prepare students for new academic expectations, address questions or concerns about university life, and introduce resources and support services for all incoming students.

During this one-day program, you will explore campus, talk to staff and faculty as you learn about support resources, get answers to your questions, and make connections with staff, faculty, and upper-year students and your peers! All incoming first-year students and their parents, families, and supporters are welcome.

2022 Dates:

  • July 7, 8, 9, 10: Faculty of Arts and Science
  • July 8, 9: Bader International Study Centre (BISC)
  • July 15: Faculty of Health Sciences, and School of Nursing
  • July 15, 16: Smith School of Business (Commerce), and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Please note: SOAR is a one-day program, with some faculties offering it over multiple days. Students should only attend one day.

Registration will open the beginning of June. Please check back soon for more information. 


Not able to attend SOAR? Be sure to check out our webinars and onQ courses to ensure you are up to date with important academic dates, deadlines, and processes.