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 2020 will be offered on four different dates including March 28, April 18, May 9, and June 5. Please click the registration button below to register for the appropriate date you wish to attend.


8:00 am

Optional Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel

7:45 - 8:45 am


9:00 am

Opening & Welcome - Monsignor James Shea, President

10:00 am 

Residence Hall Meetings & Introduction to Advising

11:00 am

Register for Classes

Student Services Fair


2:15 pm


8:00 am

Optional Mass - Our Lady of the Word Chapel

8:00 - 8:45 am


9:00 am

Opening & Welcome - Monsignor James Shea, President

10:00 - 2:00 pm

Parent's Luncheon

Financial Aid

Supporting Your Child through Their First Year of College

The UMary Academic Experience

2:15 pm


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

  • Music
  • TRiO Services
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Study Abroad
  • Campus Safety and Security
  • Year-Round Campus
  • Work Campus
  • Ecclesia & Summer Immersion
  • Student Health Clinic
  • Student Government
  • Student Recreation and Wellness
  • Information Technology
  • Student Activities
  • University Ministry
  • Career Services
  • Collegians for Life

Tours are available after the SOAR event starting at 2:45 pm. Tours will last about an hour.

The Crow's Nest Restaurant will be open for coffee all day, located in the Lumen Vitae University Center.

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