Freshman Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR)


Please note: online registration is now closed. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission directly at (708) 524-6800 to schedule a time for advising/registration on August 24.

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 and every student joining us in the Fall is required to attend the full program. There is also a Family Orientation that takes place from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on the first day of your SOAR program. A Family SOAR session will be available in Spanish. Families are highly encouraged, not required, to attend SOAR with their student.

Orientation Part 2

The second step of your orientation is Welcome Weekend. 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:

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

Freshman SOAR Dates 2018
  • Wednesday, June 13-Thursday, June 14, 2018 (session is full)
  • Tuesday, June 19-Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (session is full)
  • Tuesday, June 26-Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (session is full)
  • Tuesday, July 10-Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (session is full)
  • Tuesday, July 17-Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (session is full)
Family SOAR Dates 2018
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2019 
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018