Welcome to SOAR! Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Welcome to SOAR! Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

  • Student Orientation, Advising and Registration serves as a formal introduction to the Firebird Nation and provides tips and information you will need to know about campus as a new Firebird.
  • The University offers SOAR for all new and readmitted students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate degree.
  • Mandatory attendance required.

Undergraduate New Student Orientation for Fall 2019:

Aug 19-20 (International)

Aug 21-23, 2019 (All Students)


Agenda Van Ness

Agenda Community College

Note: SOAR is mandatory for all new students. Therefore, if you do not ATTEND orientation, you will not be allowed to register for class for Fall 2019.  

If you have any questions regarding your admissions’ decision and/or orientation, please feel free to email the following persons:


prospective students taking a tour

What to Do before Orientation

STEP 1 – Confirmation of Enrollment
STEP 2 – Submit Final Transcripts
STEP 3 – Submit Health Forms
STEP 4 – Apply for Residency Status (if applicable)
Please click this link to learn more.

orientation student smiling

Student Life – How to Get Involved!

If you want the total college experience, you need to get involved! There are plenty of clubs, organizations, activities, and events waiting just for YOU!

Click HERE for more information.

leadership answering questions at orientation

Parent & Family Program

Sending a child to college has an impact on the entire family. It’s our goal to provide you with the resources and support that you need to help your student succeed. Check out our Parent Corner for more information.

UDC Orientation Tshirt

Contact Us

Building 39, Room A-12
Phone: 202.274.5187
E-mail: studentorientation@udc.edu
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SOAR Van Ness Campus Agenda

SOAR – Van Ness – Agenda

Click HERE for pdf.

SOAR - CC - Agenda

SOAR – Community College – Agenda

Click HERE to download agenda (pdf).

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