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Something new, before they SOAR

Rising freshmen will have something new this year, even before they come to campus. Every new first year student will have an online orientation.

It’s called “Before you SOAR: Online Orientation.”

The goal is help students be better prepared for SOAR and to free up time during on-campus SOAR that can be used for more impactful activities that students have said they find very helpful.

Students will go through a series of video modules and quizzes on topics such as student health insurance and financial aid. They’ll also learn more about academic advising and what to expect at SOAR, so when they attend they’ll be better prepared. Giving them information online allows for more time and activities with peers, orientation leaders and academic advisors during on-campus SOAR.

“Students told us they wanted more time for these high-impact activities,” said Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples, director of New Student & Spartan Family Programs.

Questions? Email soar@uncg.edu.