Welcome to Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R.)

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC)! S.O.A.R. is required for all students pursuing a Bachelor’s degree and serves as your formal introduction to all that UDC has to offer. We encourage you to ask questions, actively participate, make new friends and learn what will be expected of you as the newest member of the Firebird Nation!!

Spring 2018 Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R.)

Thursday, January 4, 2018 – First Time in College students – New Student Orientation starts @12pm TODAY (1/4/18) due to the weather delay.
Friday, January 5, 2018 – Transfer/Readmit students


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.

families at orientation

Register to Attend S.O.A.R.

If you are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, please click one of the following links:

If you are pursuing an Associate’s degree, please send an e-mail to the Community College at cc@udc.edu to find out when your orientation will be held.

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.

miss firebird at orientation

Orientation Leaders

If you would like to apply to be an Orientation Leader, please contact us at studentorientation@udc.edu.

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.

leaders at new student orientation

Contact Us

Building 39, Room A-12
Phone: 202.274.6604
E-mail: studentorientation@udc.edu
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