Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)

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From finding your way to knowing you belong.

Albion College. It's a new chapter in your life story. You'll start by finding your way. By finding your direction. And that the classroom is just the beginning. Getting to know Albion is only the first step to getting more out of college than you ever imagined. While exciting, the transition from high school to college can be exhiliarating, challenging, perplexing, and overwhelming all at the same time. The SOAR program is designed to help new student and their families transition to Albion College.

Student Program

If you're new to Albion, then you must attend our Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration program (SOAR), sponsored by the Campus Programs and Organizations Office (CPO).


During SOAR, you'll beging to make connections with faculty, staff and fellow students. You will learn information and strategies to help prepare for your upcoming college experience. Faculty will work with you to understand what it will take to be succesful in the classroom and staff will share expectations of what it means to live in a residential campus. Our SOAR A-Team who are current students will share their insights about the Albion College experience as well.

Parent Program

Talk with faculty. Meet our administrators. And introduce yourself to life at Albion College. The SOAR Parent Program is both vital and optional, and it runs parallel to the SOAR Student Program. Choose from a variety of sessions and bring your list of questions. One or both parents may attend, and we also welcome siblings, grandparents, and other important mentors.

Dates for Summer 2017
Session #1 Wednesday, June 21
Session #2 Friday, June 23
Session #3 Monday, June 26
August Session Thursday, Aug. 17

Select a SOAR Session to Attend