Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

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SOAR is the first of two mandatory orientation programs to help prepare all new students for an exceptional experience at Hamline. During this program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with offices and departments to get your questions answered
  • Meet other incoming new first-year students and the New Student Mentors (NSMs)
  • Connect with the advising staff from the Center for Academic Success and Achievement to better understand the Hamline Plan and course registration
  • Register for your first semester of courses at Hamline

2024 Summer Orientation and Registration Sessions

  • SOAR 1: Tuesday, June 18 (in-person)  FULL
  • SOAR 2: Thursday, June 20 (in-person)  FULL
  • SOAR 3: Friday, June 21 (in-person)  Register
  • SOAR 4: Wednesday, July 10 (in-person)  Register
  • SOAR 5: Thursday, July 11 (in-person)  Register
  • SOAR 6: Friday, July 12 (virtual)  Register

For the most impactful and informative experience, students are highly encouraged to select an on-campus option.

Sessions for parents and guests

Parents and guests, we encourage you to come to orientation, too! Our in-person parent information sessions covered topics including public safety and the Student Administrative Services and Dean of Students offices. Some sessions on these dates will be for both students and guests, while others will be separate.

Parents and guests who are not able to attend an in-person SOAR session can access videos about the various offices across campus on the orientation website. Throughout the summer we will be posting these videos from offices across campus that cover information on student safety, financial aid, and more!


Please contact New Student Programs at