8 a.m. Check In

Check-in takes place in the Lewis Alcove in Lewis Hall

8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. SOAR Placement Tests

You will begin the morning by taking two of your placement exams (English/Writing, Math, or Foreign Language), so don’t be late! If you need to take all three placement exams, you will be contacted by the Academic Advising office to schedule an alternate time for your third exam.

10:45 a.m. Welcome

11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Workshops & Lunch

You will spend the remainder of the day rotating through a variety of workshops (including registering for classes) and enjoying lunch with your fellow classmates.

What To Do Now

RSVP online. Each orientation session has a limited number of students that can participate. Please RSVP by the deadline listed for each session. Please note that SOAR sessions may close before the RSVP deadline – so you are encouraged to RSVP ASAP!

If you have any questions about SOAR, please contact the Dean of Students Office at (708) 524-6822 or send an email to