VIRTUAL SOAR Your Step by Step Guide
How to Get the Most out of your Virtual SOAR Experience

The Virtual SOAR experience is designed to provide you all the resources and information you need to be ready for your first year at BGSU. This summer, through Virtual SOAR programming, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your class schedule with your advisor, connect with future classmates, determine your Fall 2020 bill and review payment options and learn more about living and learning at BGSU. Every step of the way, we encourage you to ask questions – we’re here for you!

HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please connect with our SOAR staff at 419-372-0353 or orientation@bgsu.edu Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will help lead you through this experience.

TO-DO LIST BEFORE VIRTUAL SOAR

  • STEP 1: Pick a date for your Virtual SOAR by logging in to MyBGSU>Orientation Reservation (if you do not have your MyBGSU account, please set one up. Dates are available in June and July. Need help registering? Please email orientation@bgsu.edu or call 419-372-0353.
  • STEP 2:
    Complete your Writing Placement Essay by logging in to MyBGSU>Orientation>Placement Tests
  • STEP 3: Sign your Financial Responsibility Agreement by logging in to MyBGSU>Student Center>To Do
  • STEP 4: Send final transcripts, college transcripts, AP scores to the Office of Admissions as soon as possible (most high schools and colleges will know how to do this, but the Office of Admissions contact info is 200 University Hall, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, or choosebgsu@bgsu.edu.

STEP 5:

ATTEND THE REQUIRED 30-MINUTE VIRTUAL SOAR WEBINAR

Save the date! By registering for Virtual SOAR, you’ve selected the date that you will attend the required 30-minute Virtual SOAR webinar. In this webinar, you’ll learn about your meeting with your academic advisor to work on your class schedule, paying your bill, move-in and Fall Welcome activities, getting involved on campus, COVID-19 safeguards BGSU is implementing for the fall and more. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions using our in-chat feature. The link for the Virtual SOAR webinar will be emailed a few days in advance of your SOAR date.

STEP 6:

CONNECT WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR

After your required 30-minute Virtual SOAR webinar, you will receive a link to prepare and schedule your 1:1 advising appointment for later in the summer.

STEP 7

MEET THE VIRTUAL SOAR ORIENTATION LEADERS

Following your required 30-minute virtual SOAR event, you will be paired with one of these Orientation Leaders. Keep an eye on your email for opportunities to connect with your Orientation Leader via virtual "hangouts".

Meet Your Orientation Leader!

STEP 8

ATTEND OPTIONAL SOAR WEBINARS

Scheduled throughout June, July and August, we’ve developed a full schedule of optional webinars with YOU in mind. While attendance is not required, we recommend you plan to participate so you feel prepared when it comes time to start classes in the Fall. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find a few that will cover topics you’re interested in. Parents and family members are welcome to participate, as well.
 
Review the full schedule of offerings here

Note: registration for these events will open throughout the summer. If an event you’re interested in does not have an open registration, don’t worry! Keep checking back, it will be open soon.

STEP 9

PLANNING TO LIVE ON CAMPUS? TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF YOUR FUTURE HOME!

Begin your virtual tour by selecting a hall to wander. Explore what is around the hall and what the hall looks like from the outside. Then, go on to visit the interior of the hall and the rooms to explore what each has to offer.

See each and every corner of our rooms

Download the packing list download

We’ll always have room for you!

You can commit to BGSU with your housing payment throughout the spring and summer – BGSU has no deadline. Log into MyBGSU>Housing and Meal Application.

Step 10

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR MAJORS & COLLEGES
WITH A WELCOME VIDEO BELOW FROM YOUR DEAN!

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Health and Human Services

University Libraries

College of Education and Human Development

College of Musical Arts

STEP 11

VISIT OUR VIRTUAL RESOURCE FAIR

Here, you’ll find contact information for a number of campus resources. From ROTC to the Honors College, the Virtual Resource Fair is your connection to the BGSU offices, organizations and people who are excited to welcome you to campus.

Virtual Resources

WE CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO EXPERIENCE CAMPUS!