SOAR: Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration

This is how life as a Yellowjacket begins! Reserving your spot at University of Wisconsin-Superior is a big step, and there's a lot of information new students and their families need to get started with confidence. That's what SOAR is all about.

You'll get a chance to connect with Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Student Life, Campus Dining, and a whole lot more. Most importantly, we want every student to leave SOAR having made a few new friends in some fellow future Yellowjackets. Students will head home with a fall schedule in hand, a strong understanding of campus policies, and strong sense of why all of us are proud to be here at UW-Superior.

We will provide lunch to students and families during the day as well. Check-in opens promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the Yellowjacket Union - Great Room (YU200). A detailed schedule of the day will be sent to students prior to the event.  

Dates & Registration:

Take a look at the five dates below to see what works best for your schedule. Once you have a date selected, click the Register for SOAR button to the right to find your date and complete your registration.  

2020 SOAR Dates:

  • Friday, April 24
  • Monday, June 8
  • Friday, June 19
  • Monday, July 13
  • Monday, August 10  

What to consider before selecting your SOAR date:

  • SOAR has limited space each session, about 80 families at maximum capacity. This means that planning with your family now, reserving a date early, and making sure that work/school/sports schedules are clear.
  • Make sure that you bring along parents or family members. We have special programs and presentations designed specifically for family members since we know they are a big part of this transition to college as well.
  • Placement tests must be completed in advance of your SOAR date. At UW-Superior, we intend to set our students up for a successful start – we cannot do that unless placement test scores are on hand for SOAR. Work with your admissions counselor to make a plan on where and when you plan to test. The UW System also offers a number of other regional testing options as well, especially for those students who don't live near the Twin Ports! Placement exams do not open until March 15. 
  • Dual enrollment, PSEO, Early College Credit, or other college level credits make a big difference for advisors. Make sure that you send a transcript from your college before SOAR (your high school transcript doesn't count for college credit). If you still have classes in progress, bring an unofficial copy of your college transcript with to SOAR as well.
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Attendance for the full program is required.