Southern's Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR)

Once accepted for admission, all new degree-seeking undergraduate students must attend Southern’s Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR). SOAR is a mandatory orientation program for new incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to assist with their transition to University life. At SOAR, students will receive information about how to succeed both in and outside of the classroom through sessions with faculty, staff, and current students. Meetings with academic advisors are held with time for class schedule review. Family members are encouraged to attend SOAR. There is a fee for both students and guests to attend. Accepted students may complete an online reservation, linked from the SOAR website,

For more information about SOAR, contact New Student & Family Programs at (912) 478-SOAR,, or visit the website at