The SOAR program aims to help ease the transition of incoming first-year students and their families. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about academic expectations, resources, learning strategies, and common student transition issues, as well as meet upper-year students, tour a residence room, and have their questions and concerns addressed.
This one-day summer orientation program offers students and families a unique opportunity to:
Meet with an advisor to assist you in choosing your courses
Connect with peers and develop a campus support network before the fall semester starts
Consult with an accessibility specialist, residence staff, or dining hall staff about any academic or living accommodation needs
Meet upper-year students in your program and the professors and advisors who are committed to your success
Tour a residence building and become acquainted with campus
Learn about specific health and wellness supports on campus, including health services, counselling, and accessibility services
Prepare effectively for new academic expectations
Get ready to SOAR in 2017!
The SOAR program runs throughout the month of July. Programming varies depending on your faculty/program, so make sure you register for the correct day. Please note that Arts & Science also includes students in Concurrent Education, Computing, Fine Arts, Music, and Kinesiology and Physical Education. Students heading to the Bader International Study Centre in the fall should register for one of the BISC days, and not for Arts & Science.
During this 3 day workshop, the learner will have the opportunity to review and refine their health assessment skills of the Adult. The days will begin with a plenary presentation followed by hands on practice. Hands on practice will be in groups of 3 to 4 learners with facilitation. This will allow you to practice your skills together and receive feedback to each other on areas for improvement.