Congratulations on your decision to attend Marian University! The next four years will be among the most exciting and memorable of your life.
Your next step is to attend one of our SOAR programs. During SOAR, you will learn everything you'll need to know for your transition to Marian and how to thrive here as a student. You'll also register for your first semester of classes and get to know other new students, current students, and faculty.
All incoming 4-year Bachelor's degree-seeking students and Saint Joseph's College students are required to participate in SOAR. This includes transfer students and international students. You are able to register for SOAR once you have been admitted to Marian University or Saint Joseph's College.
Spring 2021 Students
Students starting their MU journey in January will participate in SOAR on Friday, January 15. We hope to be able to host you on campus for this SOAR, but we will be continuing to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 in the upcoming months. Should it be necessary, we will host this SOAR program fully online. We will notify all registrants whether SOAR will be in-person or online by December 15 at the latest.
Fall 2021 Students
If you are a first-time freshman or transfer student who will start classes in August, you will attend either a one-day or a two-day SOAR program this summer. By choosing a two-day program, you have the opportunity to stay in a residence hall, explore downtown Indianapolis, build connections, and make memories with future classmates.
2021 summer SOAR programs take place on the following dates:
- Friday, April 23, 2021 (one-day SOAR)
- Thursday-Friday, June 10-11, 2021 (two-day overnight SOAR)
- Thursday-Friday, June 24-25, 2021 (two-day overnight SOAR)
- Thursday-Friday, July 15-16, 2021 (two-day overnight SOAR)
- Friday, July 16, 2021 (one-day SOAR, transfer students only)
Transfer students are encouraged to choose a one-day SOAR to best fit your needs. However, you are welcome to attend a two-day SOAR if you are looking for a more comprehensive and social orientation experience.
International students are invited to join us for SOAR on Thursday, August 19. We will be sharing more information with you this summer on how you can register and begin course registration prior to your SOAR.
Registration for SOAR
Once registration becomes available, please click the button at the top of the page and sign in using the account you created when applying to Marian University or Saint Joseph's College. Once signed in, you will be able to view all of our available SOAR dates on the Events page. After you have registered for a SOAR, it will appear under My Events on the main page.
- Spring students: Registration for our January SOAR program will open on October 15, 2020.
- Fall students: Registration for our summer SOAR programs will open in January 2021.