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First Year Student Orientation

Spring 2022 Admitted Students

  • First-year students will participate in a one-day, on-campus program called SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising & Registration). This program occurs on January 12, 2022 before your spring enrollment (Snow date: January 13). SOAR will allow you the opportunity to meet other new students, student leaders, faculty and staff, acclimate you to campus and finalize your spring class schedule. 

    To sign up for Spring SOAR starting December 1, click here.   

    Masks must be worn on campus indoors and social distancing must be adhered to. The SOAR program is subject to change based on state and University policies related to COVID-19.  All first-year students are charged an orientation fee and it is reflected in your itemized tuition bill. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Casey Kensey at
  • Your Spring Class Schedule
    The Advising Center will begin building Spring 2022 schedules for all new incoming first-time students on December 1. Schedules will be built for students who have paid a tuition deposit. You will receive an email to your Eastern email account alerting you that your schedule is ready. This email will also include instructions for how to view your schedule in your eWeb account.

    Finalize your Spring Schedule
    Have questions about your schedule? Need to make changes? No problem! You will have the chance to meet with an advisor during SOAR to review and finalize your spring schedule.
  • Orientation Online will introduce you to the services and resources Eastern offers so that you can become a successful part of our campus community. Orientation Online will include videos, resources and checklists and you will have the opportunity to return to these modules at any point during the spring semester as an additional resource. 

    Orientation Online will be available starting December 1 and you will have until January 14 to complete this mandatory orientation. On December 1, an email will be sent to your Eastern email account with information on how to access the program. 



FALL 2022 FIRST YEAR STUDENTS- you will select from 1 of 5 SOAR sessions to attend this summer (June 13-14, June 16-17, June 20-21, June 23-24 and June 27-28, 2022). More information on your orientation experience coming soon!