About SOAR

About SOAR

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Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) welcomes new freshmen and transfer students into the Berry community and answers many important questions. 

2024 SOAR Dates

  • SOAR #1: June 3-4

  • SOAR #2: June 6-7

  • SOAR #3: June 10-11

  • SOAR #4: June 13-14

During SOAR, students will:

  • Meet an academic advisor to review their fall class schedule 
  • Find out about the fall housing assignment process and learn how to prepare for life on campus
  • Hear about the LifeWorks student work program 
  • Meet their fellow classmates coming to Berry in the fall 
  • Meet a team of exceptional SOAR Leaders who are excited to help them transition to Berry College 

During SOAR, families will:

  • Hear from Berry staff about student life, campus resources, academics at Berry, and the student work program
  • Have their questions answered regarding financial aid, student accounts, and campus services
  • Learn what it means to be the family of a Berry Viking!

Registration for SOAR will open around April 1. Students register for their preferred SOAR session through their MyBerry Portal.

What students should pack for overnight SOAR:

  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Toiletries
  • Phone charger
  • Towel, Shower Shoes
  • Pillow, linens for twin bed (XL)
  • Snacks
  • Athletic clothes for social time (optional)
  • 2 forms of ID (passport or driver’s license and social security card), immunization records, health insurance card (for check-in process)
  • A keychain to keep your room key on
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