Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR)

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What is SOAR?

SOAR is short for Student Orientation Advising and Registration. SOAR is the first event of our Orientation process and is where first year students starting at EMU in a Fall semester will meet their academic advisor and register for their first semester of classes. Students and guests will be led through a variety of events (both together and separately), including a Resource Fair, Financial Aid, and Advising & Registration.

For more information on the SOAR day, visit our What to Expect page.

How to Register

Complete the EMU Enrollment Form at

  • Log in using your EMU NetID and password
  • Select a date that works for you
  •  Note: students may re-login to this system to adjust dates as needed.

Please note that each student may only bring one guest due to capacity limitations.

Available SOAR Dates:

    • Saturday, April 13th
    • Friday, April 19th
    • Friday, May 3rd
    • Thursday, May 23rd
    • Friday, May 31st
    • Saturday, June 15th
    • Friday, June 21st
    • Saturday, June 29th

More SOAR sessions will be available at a later date. To ensure students get their preferred schedule, they should register for the first available date they are able to attend. Selecting a later SOAR date may mean desired classes are full by registration times.


Students and parents/families/guests will have separate schedules for the SOAR program. Please view each schedule below.

2024 Student Schedule

2024 Family/Guest Schedule

SOAR programs run from approximately 10:15am (start of check in) to 3:45pm; lunch will be provided for students and one guest.

**Student groups are determined on the SOAR day by Orientation staff, and are dependant on the student's academic college.**

SOAR is the first step of Orientation

To ensure you are ready to attend SOAR, look at our Pre-SOAR Checklist

Following your SOAR day, but before EMU Connect, follow up with the Post-SOAR Checklist.  

There are a few different pieces of completing your Orientation. To make sure you dont miss one, check out our Orientation Pathway guide.



Presentations from SOAR 2024 will be posted here once complete.

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Still have questions?

Visit the our Frequently Asked Questions guide to find the answer! If you cannot find an answer to your question, please let us know at [email protected].


page last updated: 3/12/2024