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About SOAR


Student Orientation Advising and Registration welcomes new freshmen and transfer students, and answers many important questions. 

During SOAR you and your parents will: 

  • Meet your academic advisor and receive your fall class schedule 
  • Meet your work supervisor and learn about your first Berry College job 
  • Receive your housing assignment for Fall 
  • Receive your Berry College email address and post office box 
  • Meet your fellow classmates coming to Berry in the Fall
  • Meet 18 exceptional SOAR Leaders who want to help you transition to Berry 
  • Spend a night on campus in a residence hall 

Sample schedules for students and parents are posted in the left hand column of this page to give you an idea about what to expect during SOAR. International students are invited to attend an international student orientation program that will begin the Monday before classes begin. Please note that parents are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. (See SOAR Accommodations