First-Year Foundation

Summer Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR)

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 in July, 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. 



SOAR 2022 has now closed. We thank all attendees for joining us this year! Check back in 2023 for new information and updates about SOAR 2023.  

Missed SOAR this year? Not to worry! Check out more First-Year Foundations programs and other resources to assist in your transition to university here

Our SOAR program is jam-packed with opportunities to learn about university life, academic expectations, and campus resources. We also strive to provide opportunities for you to meet and interact with other incoming students, upper-year students, and other families.

Please note these are the schedules for SOAR 2022. Check back in 2023 for updated SOAR schedules.  

SOAR Schedules



 Missed 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.