Before SOAR

Before you arrive on campus for SOAR, please:

  • Pay your $100 enrollment deposit. 
    You will not be able to meet with an academic advisor or register for classes until this deposit is paid in full. You can make this payment at SOAR check-in.
  • Complete your online student health form.
    Marian's required student health form is available online. Complete and submit the form by Aug. 1.
  • Find overnight accommodations if you are a guest attending a two-day program.
    Students are required to stay overnight in one of our residence halls free of charge. Family members or guests can take advantage of Marian University discounts at these local hotels and lodging accommodations.

What to bring with you

  • Cell phone and charger
    Posting SOAR selfies to your Snapchat story, tweeting about how much you love your new school (using #MUSOAR18), and adding contact information for all your new friends will drain your battery! Don't forget to bring your charger, especially if you're staying overnight. 
  • Dress for the weather
    We don’t want you to be caught out in the rain, so bringing an umbrella is always a good idea. Although it may be hot and sunny outside, it can get cold inside air conditioned buildings, so a light jacket or sweater won’t hurt either. 
  • Sunscreen                                                                                                                               Although we'll spend most of the program indoors, there will be outdoor activities and time spent walking from building to building. If you burn easily, we recommend bringing sunscreen.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Although Marian's campus is compact, you may walk between several buildings during SOAR. And, if you are attending a two-day program, we bringing comfortable shoes.
  • Questions
    We recommend you start a list now with all the questions you have about Marian, adding to it throughout the summer as you think of more and bringing it SOAR. We want you to leave SOAR will all of your questions answered so you feel confident and ready to begin your college journey! 

Things to bring for two-day, overnight SOAR programs

  • A change of clothes for day two
  • Comfortable clothes for evening activities and sleeping
    If sand volleyball is your game, we highly recommend you bring some athletic wear.
  • Toiletries, including toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contact solution, face wash, shampoo and shower products, a towel, and anything else you need to stay clean and comfortable.
  • Any prescriptions or medications you may need
  • A blanket
    We'll provide pillows and bed linens, but bring a blanket or comforter to keep warm.
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