UNCG Campus Weekly

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Modifying SOAR to spur affinity for academic majors

Photo of SOAR session.SOAR is only three months away and the university has made a few changes to improve the focus of the orientation experience.

Those incoming students looking toward a major in the College of Arts and Sciences or who are exploring majors will have four sessions to choose from. Four other SOAR sessions will be for the professional schools or those exploring majors. There will be eight total, in June.

“We’re making this shift to be more academic-content focused,” said Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples. The students will spend more time in academic buildings with faculty and staff from their chosen major. This will help build an affinity for their major and make connections with faculty and students with similar academic interests, she explained.

By Mike Harris