Welcome to SOAR! Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Welcome new Firebirds to the University of the District of Columbia. We are excited to have you join the Firebird Nation. We encourage all new Firebirds to attend SOAR.

SOAR ensures a smooth transition into the University and sets you on a path to “Take on the World.”  The University offers SOAR for all new and readmitted students pursuing a bachelor’s or associate’s degree. Student Orientation, Advising and Registration serves as a formal introduction to the Firebird Nation (UDC) and also provides tips and information you will need to know about campus as a new Firebird.

We encourage you to ask questions, participate and make new Firebird friends, as you learn what is expected of you as a new member of the Firebird Nation!!!

Spring 2019 Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R.)
Monday, January 7, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Orientation Agenda
Van Ness (pdf) | Community College (pdf)


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
Campus Map

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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