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 2022-23

FALL 2022
September 22:
Campus Resources & Stress Management
September 29:
Finding a Balance through Time Management
October 13:
Preparing for Registration/Advising
October 20:
Sleep and Performance  **Presented by Dr. J Roxanne Prichard**
November 3:
Study Strategies & Fall SOAR Wrap-up
February 9th:
Spring SOAR Kick-Off/ Study Abroad/Away
February 23rd:
Community Building & Ole Experience in Practice/Academic Civic Engagement (ACE)
March 16th:
Find What’s Next: Career Exploration, Internships, etc.
April 6th:
Room Draw & Registration
April 20th:
Financial & Personal Wellness/Spring SOAR Wrap-up

Meet with the SOAR Coordinator