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.

Students who have paid the $100 Advanced Tuition Deposit are eligible to attend. You may pay your deposit online.

SOAR is FREE for incoming students (including lunch). Guests of prospective students, including parents, will need to pay $5.00 each for lunch.

Register online.

 

SOAR June 15th Agenda

Due to demand, we have added an additional SOAR to the 2019 schedule. The altered SOAR Agenda is below! 

10:00 am Admissions, Financial Aid, and Scholarship Information Pick-up
Turner Auditorium in the McDowell Columns Building
   
10:30 am Learn More about Chowan University
Turner Auditorium in the McDowell Columns Building

11:00 am Tours of Campus and Residence Halls
Campus tours will leave from Turner Auditorium

12:00 pm Lunch (on us!)
Thomas Dining Hall

1:00 pm Student Breakout Sessions 
Vaughan Auditorium (Marks Hall)

1:00 pm Parent Information Session
Turner Auditorium

2:00 pm Group Advising Sessions
Locations across campus—see your nametag for location information.
Parents will attend the group advising session
   
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm 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 session

2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Take your Photo for your ID!
Penny Hall—see your nametag for suggested time

2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Financial Aid Planning Session
Columns Building—see your nametag for time and location

2:30 - 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. Sno cones  & popcorn are available in the Hawks Nest. Fun and games are located in the Hawks Nest.

 

"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

July 20th SOAR Agenda*

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
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 sno-cones and popcorn 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.