Welcome to SOAR at Mary

Future Marauders: Welcome to campus! Your SOAR (Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration) at the University of Mary will be your first taste of what it's like to be a student on campus. The day is going to be exciting, busy, and productive!

Here's what you can expect at SOAR:

  1. Register for classes

    One of our main goals at the University of Mary is to help our students see that they can live fully and achieve their goals. During your advising session, you will meet with an academic advisor to go over your class schedule, learn about your academic options, and begin plotting your path to success. We aim to ensure that our students are not just surviving, but thriving!

  2. Meet your president and faculty

    You’ll have the opportunity to hear not only from our great faculty, but also from Monsignor James Shea, University of Mary President.

  3. Get answers to your questions

    SOAR is packed with information: Financial aid, campus services, and student organizations will be available during our student services and activities fair so you (and your parents) can see what services are available to you while you’re a student at Mary.

After SOAR, you'll have the tools needed to have a successful start to your own #LifeAtMary. Please register using the buttons below. See you at SOAR!

SOAR Registration

SOAR 2017 will be offered on four different dates including March 18, April 8, June 8 and June 9. Please click the registration button below to register for the appropriate date you wish to attend.

MARCH 18 - SOAR REGISTRATION

APRIL 8 - SOAR REGISTRATION

JUNE 8 - SOAR REGISTRATION

JUNE 9 - SOAR REGISTRATION

8:00 am

Optional Mass - Benet Chapel

8:15 - 8:45 am

Registration/Check-in - Clairmont Center
You may use this time to drop off paperwork.

9:00 am

Opening Prayer - Arno Gustin Hall

9:10 am

Introduction - Arno Gustin Hall
Includes a welcome to the Class of 2020 and a presentation on Year Round Campus.

9:45 - 10:15 am

Residence Hall meetings, Meeting for commuter students - Clairmont Center 
Meet your Residence Director, find a roommate (if you're looking) and meet other students living in your hall.

10:15 - 10:30 am

Regroup/Break into groups - Heskett Hall

10:45 am 

Intro to advising - Butler Hall

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Advising and paperwork
Lunch and Student Services Fair - South Campus University Dining Hall

2:00 pm

Closing - Arno Gustin Hall

*Due to construction and renovation currently occurring on campus, locations are subject to change.

8:00 am

Optional Mass - Benet Chapel

8:15 - 8:45 am

Registration/Check-in - Clairmont Center
You may use this time to drop off paperwork.

9:00 am

Opening Prayer - Arno Gustin Hall

9:10 am

Introduction - Arno Gustin Hall
Includes a welcome to the Class of 2020, a presentation on Year Round Campus, and an introduction to the faces and services of U-Mary.

9:45 am

Parent/Student Services Fair - Outside University Dining Hall
Financial Aid - Marauder Cove

11:15 - 11:30 am

Break

11:30 am - 1:00 pm 

Parent Luncheon with guest speaker and entertainment - Chick's Place

  • The U-Mary Academic Experience: Supporting your child through their first year
    Parents will be introduced to the core curriculum and the first-year experience. Major requirements, academic advisors, academic support services, and the outcomes of our graduates will be discussed.

1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Financial Aid - Marauder Cove
Photo scavenger hunt

3:00 pm

Closing - Arno Gustin Hall

*Due to construction and renovation currently occurring on campus, locations are subject to change.

At SOAR, you will have an opportunity to visit with someone from the following University of Mary organizations/groups:

  • Financial Aid - located in the Marauder Cove, lower level of the University Hall
  • Year-Round Campus Q&A
  • Music
  • TRiO Services & Tutoring
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Study Abroad
  • Campus Safety and Security
  • UMATSA
  • Physical Therapy Club
  • Student Recreation and Wellness
  • Athletics
  • Information Technology
  • Student Activities
  • Campus Ministry
  • Theatre
  • Career Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Catholic Studies

Tours are available after the SOAR event starting at 2:30 pm. Tours will last about an hour.

The University Dining Center will be open for coffee all day, located above the
University Bookstore.

Enjoy a 20% discount on all University of Mary apparel in the University Bookstore!