St. Olaf Orientation to Academics and Resources (SOAR) provides an extended orientation for all students in their first year to equip them with the knowledge and tools to be successful at St. Olaf.

SOAR provides a place to intentionally create community, access resources, and meet new people through small group activities with their SOAR Peer Leaders.  Students learn key skills like how to utilize campus resources and implement college-level reading and study techniques through small group conversation, reflection, and the practice of successful academic habits. SOAR discussions are led by highly trained SOAR Peer Leaders.

Calendar Academic Year 2023-24

FALL 2023
September 14:
Finding a Balance through Time Management
September 28:
Asking for Help &Self-Care/Campus Resources
October 12:
Preparing for Registration/Advising
October 26:
Study Smarter…Not Harder
November 3:
Study Abroad/Away & Fall SOAR wrap-up
February 15th:
Finding What’s Next with the Piper Center
February 29th:
St. Olaf Funding Sources & Financial Wellness
March 14th:
Guest Speaker: The Impact of Sleep on Academic Performance
April 4th:
Preparing for Room Draw & Fall Registration
April 18th:
SOAR Wrap-up Celebration

Meet with the SOAR Coordinator