SOAR: Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

What is SOAR?

Phase I of the UDM freshman orientation program is SOAR: Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration.  The two-day, overnight session allows freshmen to become familiar with life at UDM by experiencing on-campus housing, touring university facilities, and registering for first semester classes with an academic advisor.

When is SOAR?

SOAR is offered five times throughout the spring and summer:

June 2/3 June 9/10 June 16/17 July 7/8 July 14/15

During SOAR you will:

Take Placement Exams

Placement exams in english, math, chemistry (for select programs), foreign languages, and computer skills will be given. Results from placement exams will help your advisor recommend the appropriate level of courses.  For information on how you can prepare for your exams, check out our placement exam guide

Meet your Academic Advisor

During SOAR, you’ll have the chance to meet with an academic advisor, who will help you plan your undergraduate course work, leading to a degree in your chosen field.

Register for the Fall Semester

Your academic advisor will assist you in registering for fall semester courses and you will leave with your official schedule.

We get it! The transition from high school to college can be a difficult one. We are here to make this the best experience for you and your family. If you have questions about admissions, financial aid, the tuition payment plan, on-campus housing, SOAR, PTV, academic advising, registering for classes, health services – or anything else – please call the Office of Admissions at 800-635-5020 or