At SVSU, we feel it is important for students to become familiar with academic requirements, important deadlines, and the University calendar. We also want to help students find their way around campus and introduce them to academic support services and extracurricular opportunities. During orientation, students will receive academic advising, schedule classes, and learn about ways to get involved on campus. We've also seen many lasting friendships begin at SOAR and have a significant impact on students.
Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students.
After you have applied and been accepted to SVSU, you should receive an Admissions Packet. Included will be information on the SOAR program, return envelope, and reservation form. To make a reservation, following the steps outlined by creating your online account and using Cardinal Direct .
Orientation days are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the registration is received, a confirmation screen is displayed instantly, and confirmation materials with the assigned SOAR date will be mailed to the student.
During the SOAR events for the Fall semester, SVSU hosts a Parent Conference. This program is separate from the student program, and parents are able to select which Conference Sessions they are most interested in attending to create their own experience.
No. The parent program is separate from the student program.
There are approximately 300 students at each SOAR.
If you will need services to fully participate in orientation such as large print, interpreting services, braille, extended time for placement testing, assistance filling out forms or assistance reading forms, please call the Admissions Office at 989.964.4200 or 1.800.968.9500 ext. 4202 or email orientation(at)svsu.edu . SVSU is committed to provide equal access to all university services, programs, and activities. See information on policies, procedures, resources, and forms available to current students .
If you have any questions, please call the Admissions Office at 989.964.4200 or 1.800.968.9500 or email orientation(at)svsu.edu .