Eastern's Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program, mandatory for all new first-year students, took place on campus June 25-July 13. The program, designed to make first-year students aware of the resources available to them, consisted of six two-day sessions, where approximately 155 incoming students per session attended informational meetings and social events.
The goal of SOAR is to provide opportunities for new students to learn how to succeed academically and socially at Eastern. SOAR allows incoming students to meet other new students, current student leaders and members of the Academic Affairs and Student Affairs staff. Students received academic advisement and then registered for the fall semester.
During SOAR, students stayed overnight in Constitution Hall, a freshman residence hall, to give them an opportunity to experience life on campus.