How much does it cost?
The cost to attend SOAR or T-SOAR is $30 per student, which includes all print materials and a few light snacks for you and one family member/guest. Additional guests are admitted at a cost of $15 per person, payable via exact cash or check at the time of session check-in.
Please note that orientation fees are non-refundable (e.g. you decide not to attend UNG). However, you may transfer your payment to another SOAR session, provided you do so at least two days prior to your original session date. If you miss SOAR or fail to reschedule with sufficient advance notice, you must pay the fee again when rescheduling. Contact your campus orientation representative for assistance.
How do I sign up?
SOAR dates for those admitted to the Summer 2013 term are available via the Check Application Status webpage. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click the link to "Schedule Your Orientation Session."
SOAR dates for those admitted to the Fall 2013 term are listed at the top of this webpage. Please call the Office of Student Involvement on the Gainesville Campus to reserve your seat at SOAR: 678-717-3622. Please be prepared to provide us with your GSC student ID number.
*TIP - You may wish to consider reserving a seat in the first available SOAR session to ensure the widest variety of classes from which to choose during registration. The information presented at SOAR is roughly the same at both the Gainesville and Oconee campuses, so feel free to choose a session on the campus that's closest to your home.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I change my orientation date?
You may change your SOAR reservation up to 48 hours before your session is scheduled to take place. Simply repeat the registration process via the Check Application Status webpage and change your reservation.
Cancellation Policy: If you decide not to attend SOAR, please let us know as soon as possible. You may cancel your reservation online, or you may contact a campus representative for assistance. As a reminder, orientation fees are non-refundable; however, you may transfer your payment to another SOAR date when you do so with two or more days notice.
Can I sign up for classes on more than one campus?
While at SOAR, you are welcome to register for classes held at any of the three Associate Pathway campuses - Cumming, Gainesville, or Oconee - provided there are seats available. (Only students admitted to the Dahlonega Campus may register for classes there.) If you do schedule classes at more than one campus, be sure to consider travel and parking time. The Gainesville Campus is about an hour away from the Oconee Campus and approximately 30 minutes away from the Cumming Campus.
Am I guaranteed classes at my preferred campus?
Acceptance to UNG does not guarantee a class schedule at particular times or at your preferred campus. Please understand that some classes, particularly those at the Oconee campus, will already be filled to capacity by the time you attend SOAR.
Your flexibility while scheduling classes is key. There will be other open registration periods prior to the start of term, during which you are welcome to change your schedule to better fit your needs. For example, the designated drop/add period at the beginning of each semester allows you to rearrange your classes, provided seats are available. We will discuss open registration and drop/add in detail at your SOAR session.
I can’t attend orientation on any of the dates provided. What should I do?
Please contact a campus representative:
Gainesville and Cumming Campuses:
Office of Student Involvement
Office of Student Services