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SOAR is a one-day orientation program for new, incoming first-year students where you will:

  • Receive academic advising and register for your fall courses
  • Learn about involvement opportunities and student life on campus
  • Take your picture for your student I.D.
  • Meet current SVSU students and fellow new Cardinals

During SOAR you will be teamed up with an Orientation Leader and a small group of students (about 12-13) for your day on campus. You'll also meet with an Academic Advisor who will explain degree and graduation requirements, help you define your interests and point you in the right direction on completing your first class schedule.

Worried that you aren’t sure about your major? Don’t worry!!! If you haven’t decided on a major, that’s OK. All students are required to complete general education courses, and you'll start by taking some of those.

SOAR is a mandatory program. Trust us; you’ll be glad you participated. You will meet new people, get comfortable with the campus, receive the right information on academic requirements, and more.

Ready to Sign Up?

Check out the video below, or click on SOAR Reservations in the menu to the left for step-by-step directions!


Need to Change Your Reservation?

If you need to change your SOAR date, you can do so online. Simply log in to mySVSU and go to the "Orientation Registration" page, and select a new date.

If you have any questions about your SOAR program, please call us at (989) 964-4070.

How to Register for Orientation

Contact Us
(989) 964-4070(989) 964-4070


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