Register for SOAR

Where to begin?

Please follow steps 1 through 6 below to sign up for SOAR. If you have issues completing your SOAR reservation, call New Student Orientation at 419-372-0353 for assistance.

Step 1: Create your MYBGSU account

Use the BGSU ID Number on your Certificate of Admission from the Office of Admissions to set-up and activate your MyBGSU Account.

Activate your MyBGSU Account

Step 2: Regularly check your BGSU email

BGSU will use this email address to communicate important information to you.

Log into BGSU email Set-up BGSU email on mobile device

Step 3: Reserve your date for SOAR

Space is limited in each session. When you make your reservation, it is possible that some of the dates listed below will no longer be available.

Spring 2020 - Full-Day Program

Month Orientation Dates
Registration Open
January Thursday, January 23rd November 4th, 2019

Summer/Fall 2020 - Full-Day Program

Week Orientation Dates
Registration Open
1 Thursday, June 4th
Friday, June 5th
Saturday, June 6th
March 9th, 2020
2 Tuesday, June 9th
Wednesday, June 10th
Thursday, June 11th
March 9th, 2020
3 Wednesday, June 17th
Thursday, June 18th
Friday, June 19th
Saturday, June 20th
March 9th, 2020
4 Thursday, June 25th
Friday, June 26th
Saturday, June 27th
March 9th, 2020

5

Tuesday, June 30th
Wednesday, July 1st
Thursday, July 2nd
March 9th, 2020

Fall 2020 - Full-Day Program

Month Orientation Dates
Registration Open
August Tuesday, August 25th July 3rd, 2020

Spring 2020 - Partial-Day Program

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. options

Month Orientation Dates
Registration Open
November Wednesday, November 13th September 30th, 2019
December Thursday, December 12th September 30th, 2019
January
Thursday, January 9th November 4th, 2019
January Wednesday, January 22nd November 4th, 2019

Spring 2020 - Full-Day Program

Month Orientation Dates
Registration Open
January Thursday, January 23rd November 4th, 2019

Summer/Fall 2020 - Partial-Day Program

More information on dates and times coming soon. 

Fall 2020 - Full-Day Program

Month Orientation Dates
Registration Open
August Tuesday, August 25th July 3rd, 2020

Step 4: Print your E-confirmation packet

You should have received an E-confirmation packet in your bgsu email inbox. Make sure you print out this file. If you haven't yet received your E-confirmation packet or have lost it, please click on the applicable link below.

First-Year, First-Time Students

Transfer Students (9:00 AM SOAR session)

Transfer Students (11:00 AM SOAR session)

Step 5: Complete writing placement essay

Complete your online writing placement essay and revision plan at least two weeks before attending SOAR.

Learn more about the placement essay

Step 6: Check out your next steps

Prior to your on-campus visit for SOAR, visit our Next Steps page. The site includes important information and a checklist of things to do and read before and after attending SOAR.

Step 7: Plan your visit

It is our goal to make this process run as smooth as possible so it important to plan out details such as arrival times before you come. If you are coming from out of town please review the directions to campus and local overnight accommodations.