Freshman SOAR

Freshman Student Orientation and Registration

Orientation Part 1: The first step in your orientation to Dominican University is attending the SOAR program, which is specifically designed for new students. There is not a parent orientation component as part of SOAR. The Parent Orientation is a part of the Welcome Weekend Events taking place August 22-24, 2014.

Part 2: The second step of your orientation is Welcome Weekend, August 22-24, 2014. Welcome Weekend builds on your experience at SOAR and provides additional information and resources to help you be a successful Dominican University student.

You will receive information about registering for Welcome Weekend in the mail over the summer. There is a parent orientation at Welcome Weekend.

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.

The overnight experience is required of all incoming first year students, residents and commuters. Overnight accommodations will be provided in Centennial 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

The remaining SOAR session for the 2014-15 Academic Year will take place on Friday, August 22.


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