Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)
Welcome to SOAR
All new full-time freshman and transfer applicants who plan to attend Chowan University are required to attend Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR). This one-day event gives new students an opportunity to meet their academic advisor, register for fall classes, attend important sessions on preparing for college, learn more about the Chowan University experience, and socialize with other new students and members of the Chowan University community. Parents of new students are encouraged to attend this event. Sessions designed for parents will be available.
9:30 a.m. Registration & Advising Packet Pick-Up Squirrel Park or Turner Auditorium of the McDowell Columns Building
Lunch for future Chowan students is FREE. Guests may purchase lunch tickets for $5.00 each.
10:00 a.m. Learn How to SOAR! Squirrel Park or Turner Auditorium of the
McDowell Columns Building
10:30 a.m. Student Breakout Groups:
Learn More About Academic and Student Life
Get Involved in Student Life!
How to Thrive in the Classroom: Academic Life at Chowan University
Who are you? Who will you be?
How to Use Technology to Maximize Your Academic Potential
10:45 a.m. How to Parent a College Student: Parents' Information Session Squirrel Park or Turner Auditorium of the McDowell Columns Building
Parents and guests may purchase lunch tickets for $5.00 each during this session.
11:45 a.m. The Nitty Gritty: Parents' Information Session Squirrel Park or Turner Auditorium of the McDowell Columns Building
Learn more about housing and academic support services.
11:30 - 1:30 p.m. Take a break & have lunch! Thomas Dining Hall
Students will eat lunch with their breakout groups. Parents and guests will eat lunch with
parent breakout groups around 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, guests may purchase lunch tickets for $5.00 each.
1:30 p.m. Group Advising Session Locations across campus
Your name tag and folder contain information about your meeting location.
Parents are encouraged to attend this session about academic advising and class registration.
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Individual Advising and Class Registration Locations across campus
Your name tag and folder contains information about your academic advising location and time.
Parents will not attend the class registration sessions.
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Get to Know CU Bingo! Chowan University Campus and the Hawk's Nest
Finish important paperwork, learn about the campus, meet other new students, and get a free T-shirt!
Simply complete the game instructions on your HAWKS BINGO game sheet located in your packet.
When you have completed your HAWKS BINGO sheet, go to the Hawks Nest & receive your free Chowan University T-shirt!
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Get Housing Info, Check Out the Bookstore, & Grab a Snow Cone!
The bookstore is located in the back of the McDowell Columns Building.
Housing information is located on the first floor of Penny Hall (adjacent to the Columns Building).
World famous snow cones are available in the Hawks Nest.
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Residence Hall Tours Tours will leave from the steps of the Columns Building every half-hour.
You and your families must have an admissions representative with you in order to visit the residence halls.
*SOAR agenda is subject to change.
"I loved the fact that all my questions were answered." – Recent Visitor
"I had a very positive experience during SOAR! The entire Chowan family was very professional, sincere and knowledgeable. The Chowan pride was demonstrated on all levels - from the administration and staff to the professors and students!" – Recent Visitor