• Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

    Completion of this Summer Orientation and Registration is mandatory


    SOAR is the first of two required orientation programs for all new students to help make your experience at Hamline exceptional. 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

    SOAR Sessions 2022
    SOAR I: June 15, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (in person) - FULL
    SOAR II: June 16, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. CDT (online)**
    SOAR III: June 17, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (in person)
    SOAR IV: July 13, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (in person)
    SOAR V: July 14, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. CDT (online)**
    SOAR VI: July 15, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (in person)

    *Session modality is subject to change dependent on COVID guidelines and policies.
    **Thursday SOAR Sessions will be held virtually to provide an option for those students who are unable to attend in person.

    Parent/Guest SOAR Sessions

    Parents and families, we have programming for you too! Guests are welcome to attend our Summer Orientation and Registration sessions as they are a great way to learn about resources available to you and your student(s), meet other parents and families, and connect with the Hamline Community! The program will be broken up into sections that will allow you to attend some with your student, while others will be specifically for guests.

    Online SOAR sessions (June 16 & July 14) will include a parent/guest program as well. These 90 minute live sessions do not require pre-registration and can be viewed by any guest regardless of the SOAR session your student attends. The guest session will also be recorded and posted on this site for later viewing at your convenience. Even virtually, these sessions are a great way for families to connect to Hamline and learn more about the offices and services here to assist in your students’ transition to college. Links and any additional information for accessing virtual sessions will be posted here in early June.

    General Questions? Please contact New Student Programs at (651) 523-2165 or newstudentprograms@hamline.edu.