Freshman SOAR

Freshman Student Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Orientation Part 1: The first step in your orientation to Dominican University is attending the Summer SOAR program. This is a two-day, overnight program every student joining us in the Fall will attend. There is also a Family Orientation that takes place from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on the first day of your SOAR program. A Family SOAR session will be available in Spanish. Families are not required to attend SOAR.

Orientation Part 2: The second step of your orientation is Welcome Weekend, August 28-30, 2015. Welcome Weekend builds on your experience at SOAR and provides additional information and resources for you and your family to help you succeed at Dominican, and welcome both you and your family to the Dominican community. You will receive additional information about registering for Welcome Weekend in the mail over the summer.

IMPORTANT: The university will send all communications regarding SOAR (confirmation, assessment login & password information, etc.) to the email address you provided when you applied to the college.  If you have changed your email and would like to update your information please contact:

The Basics

Each SOAR program is two days, and you are required to attend the two-day program in its entirety. Please make your travel arrangements after you have received confirmation of your SOAR Program date. Your family is invited to attend the morning of the first day of your program, but their attendance is not mandatory.

The overnight experience is required of all incoming first year students, residents and commuters. Overnight accommodations will be provided in Murray Hall, which has cluster-style rooms and semiprivate baths. Bed linens and towels will be provided. Please bring toiletries, personal items and an alarm clock.

Pick a SOAR Session

Freshman SOAR Dates: Registration Deadline:
June 10 - 11 May 27
June 16 - 17 June 2
June 23 - 24 June 9
July 7 - 8 June 23
July 14 - 15 June 30


*The deadline to participate in SOAR was June 30. Please contact your admission counselor at (708) 524-6800 for further information.*

Please call the Dean of Students Office at (708) 524-6822 or if you have any questions or need special accommodations.