SOAR: Student Orientation, Advising & Registration
Prepare for SOAR
First-year and transfer students, please read below...
STEP 1: Create Your MyBGSU Account:
When admitted, you should have received a Certificate of Admission from the Office of Admissions with information about establishing your BGSU account, including your BGSU ID Number. If you have not already done so, you must set up and activate your BGSU account before conducting any other business related to your enrollment at BGSU.
Using a web browser, go to http://www.bgsu.edu/newaccount and follow the prompts to activate your BGSU account.
STEP 2: Log into Your BGSU FalconMail email accountBy visiting www.bgsu.edu/email, you can log into your FalconMail account. Make sure to start regularly checking your email account. BGSU faculty and staff will use this email address to communicate important information to you.
STEP 3: Reserve your Date for SOAR
Log on to MyBGSU, click on the "My Orientation Reservation" link located in the "Student Services" box under "Academics". Follow the prompts related to Student and Guest reservations and make necessary payment. Payment is required to confirm your Reservation and secure your selected date.
*Please note: There is no payment associated with Transfer Orientation.
STEP 4: Complete Writing Placement Tests
Complete your online Writing Placement essay by May 1st or at least two weeks in advance of attending SOAR.
STEP 5: Visit the Orientation Station
Prior to your on-campus visit for SOAR, be best prepared by visiting our online resource center, the Orientation Station. The site includes important information and a checklist of things to do and read about before and after coming to SOAR.
STEP 6: Plan Your Visit!
You can find a a schedule of the day's events, arrival times, a list of local overnight accommodations, and directions to campus that will help to make your trip more enjoyable by clicking on the links to the left.
Last updated: January 2013