The Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program is designed to welcome you into the Dominican University community. SOAR helps you discover the tools needed to be a successful Dominican student both inside and outside the classroom.

The SOAR program includes meeting with an academic advisor and registering for classes, interacting with staff throughout the University, learning about campus resources, and meeting both new and current students. It’s the first step to reaching the new heights and amazing possibilities open to you at Dominican!

Attending SOAR is required for all new undergraduate students—incoming first-years and transfers—whether you'll live on campus or commute. Space is limited and registrations may close before the deadline, so please make your arrangements to attend the entire program early.

You must pay your tuition deposit prior to registering for SOAR.

COVID Mitigation Strategies

  • Students will be required to download the "Campus Clear" pre-screening app and show a "Good To Go" screen when arriving at SOAR
  • Masks will be required for all attendees and a DU-branded mask will be given to all attendees
  • Programs will be capped at 48 students and smaller groups of 8 students will be set throughout the day to limit unnecessary exposure
  • Sessions will happen outside whenever possible
  • Plexiglass shields will be used on all check in tables
  • Disinfecting will take place in all rooms between sessions
  • Lunch will be served in individually prepared meals, eaten in small groups, with proper spacing at tables

Upcoming SOAR Programs