Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Join us for an upcoming in-person SOAR event where you will take your photo for your student ID, hear from key players in student life, and tour your future home for the next few years.

In addition, each student will have a Virtual SOAR advising appointment. We will notify you if you have placement tests to complete before your advising appointment. During your Virtual SOAR, you will meet with a faculty member to register for your fall classes.

We look forward to learning more about you and helping you get everything ready for your arrival to our campus community. See you soon!

Rodney the Raven mascot with students on fall move-in day.

EVENT registration

Register for your in-person SOAR event below. We’ll follow-up shortly after you register to get your advising session on the calendar. We will offer more events for both students and parents leading up to move-in day in August. We have some on-campus experiences that are being planned and thoughtfully developed in consideration of your safety and well-being amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


Learn more about your campus resources.


Explore residential life, life as a commuter, and selecting your dorm.

1. Housing
Meal Plans

Review places to eat on campus, meal plans, and dietary options.

2. Meal Plans
Information Technology Services (ITS) 

Join the network, RavenMedia, and more.

3. ITS
Counseling & Health Services

Tuition includes services like flu shots, physicals, and counseling.

4. Counseling & Health Services
Spiritual Life

Learn about campus ministries, life groups, and chapel

5. Spiritual Life
Cultural Resource Center

Connect with the community through events, and cultural clubs.

6. Cultural Resource Center
Move-in Day

Start getting ready for August!

7. Move In Day
Police & Security

Get your permit, student ID, and don’t hug the chief. 😆

8. Police And Security

Looking for more resources? 

  • Our Kissinger Academic Center for Excellence (KACE) and our Disability Services for Students (DSS) respect the diversity of students in the classroom. Learn more from the head of the departments here.
  • Ordering textbooks can be overwhelming, but at AU, we make it easy with Slingshot.
  • Hear from our students directly as they talk about their AU experience, as well as tips and tricks for your first year! Check out our student panel.
  • Your first-year experience is the foundation of your time at AU. Click here to hear from our Director of Student Success.