Your Orientation Step-by-Step Guide
How to Get the Most out of your SOAR Experience
We call our new student orientation SOAR – which stands for Student Orientation, Advising and Registration. The SOAR experience is designed to provide you all the resources and information you need to be ready for starting classes at BGSU. Through SOAR programming, you will have the opportunity to work on your class schedule with your advisor, connect with future classmates, determine your 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!
At BGSU, you are required to meet with your academic advisor prior to scheduling your courses for the first three semesters.
Before you can schedule your spring courses, you will receive an email with a link and information about how to set up a virtual appointment with your advisor. If you have questions for your advisor earlier, you can contact your College Advising Office for assistance.
MEET THE SOAR ORIENTATION LEADERS
To help you get ready for your BGSU journey, 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."
RECOMMENDED PRE-SOAR WEBINARS
We’ve developed five webinars with YOU in mind! We know you will have many questions prior to your SOAR date, so we have tailored these sessions so they are jam-packed with answers and resources students and families are looking for before spring semester begins. It is HIGHLY encouraged that you attend a least a couple of these sessions prior to SOAR.
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR MAJORS & COLLEGES
WITH A WELCOME VIDEO BELOW FROM YOUR DEAN!
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education and Human Development
College of Health and Human Services
College of Musical Arts
College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering
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.
PLANNING TO LIVE ON CAMPUS?
Begin your virtual tour of your new home by selecting a building to wander. Explore the surroundings from all angles, get decorating ideas and check out what each room has to offer. We also recommend you review the BGSU packing list.
Want to live on campus? Log in to MyBGSU>Housing and Meal Application to apply and make your $200 initial housing payment.