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Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Congratulations on your decision to attend Marian University. The next few years will be among the most exciting and memorable of your life.

Your next step in becoming a Marian Knight is to attend one of our SOAR programs. At SOAR, you will learn important information you need to thrive at Marian, register for your first semester of classes, and get to know other new students, current Marian students, and faculty members.

When you arrive for SOAR, you will be given the Marian University Orientation Guidebook, a resource to help incoming students and family members navigate Marian throughout the first year. Please click here to access a digital copy of our Orientation Guidebook.

Students entering in the Fall 2018 term

We offer four SOAR sessions from which you can choose. Register as early as possible to reserve a spot for your preferred date. Depending on the date you select, you will join us for either one full day or two days.

  • For the one-day program, plan to be on campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For the two-day programs, plan to arrive at 9 a.m. on day one and leave after 1 p.m. on day two. You will staying overnight in a campus residence hall.

Note: Do not register for a SOAR session unless you can attend the entire event on that date. You will be asked to come back for another SOAR program if you leave early. SOAR is a requirement to enroll and move into campus housing. 

SOAR programs for freshmen and transfer students beginning classes in August take place throughout the summer. The following SOAR dates are still available for registration. Please click here to register for SOAR.

  • August 16 (one-day program)

During SOAR, you will:

  • Connect with your future classmates, current students, faculty, and staff.
  • Hear from faculty about what to expect in your classes.
  • Find out about student services and resources that will help you succeed.
  • Meet with your academic advisor and register for classes.
  • Have of your questions answered​​.

 Preparing for SOAR

To prepare for SOAR, review the information listed in the menu on the right side of this page.

Contact us if you have questions. We’re here to help as you begin your journey to becoming a Marian Knight!

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