Student Orientation, Advising & Registration
SOAR, "Student Orientation, Advising and Registration", is the first step of your orientation experience at BGSU. This informative, one-day program (created for first-year/freshman students and their transitional needs) serves as your personal introduction and transition to BGSU. Our goal is to provide you, your family, and guest with an overview of university expectations and resources.
In addition to meeting with an academic advisor and registering for your classes, you will meet other students, faculty, and staff who will become an important part of your college experience.
New first-year/freshman students admitted to BGSU for the summer/fall will be notified by email in early March or upon admissions with instructions and details related to signing up for SOAR. New first-year/freshman students admitted to BGSU for the spring will be notified by email in early November or upon admissions with instructions and details related to signing up for SOAR. You can find out more information now by clicking the icons and links on this page.