Orientation

A student talking to someone at a table during the SOAR event.
 4 orientation leaders standing with their arms around one another smiling at the camera.
 The Summer 2019 Orientation Staff standing in a line.
 Students smiling in a circle during an icebreaker event.
 The info fair with booths and tables of different offices and organizations during the SOAR event.

SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) is the new student orientation program at Miami Regionals. Accepted students are sent information that directs them to visit the "Regional Student Checklist" by logging into their myMiami account to register for any applicable assessments and their SOAR program. You must know your UniqueID and password to login to myMiami.

All of our orientations, whether taken online or in-person, have an orientation fee of $40 to cover the costs of staffing, supplies, and software. The fee for attending SOAR is added directly to your bill.

Depending on what type of new student you are, you may have a slightly different orientation experience. Click on the options below to learn more. 

I’m a first year student, new to college.

We offer a hybrid (both online & in person) orientation for incoming new students. Students will complete an online orientation prior to attending a SOAR registration session.

During Online Orientation, students will:

  • Explore the academic options available at Miami Regionals;
  • Discover campus resources available to students;
  • Learn how to get involved;
  • Access required trainings and learn about student responsibilities. 

When you finish the Online Orientation, you will sign up for a SOAR session, with options either on campus or virtually to work best with your schedule. 

During SOAR, students will:

  • Meet current students and staff at Miami Regionals;
  • Take a campus tour and learn where student resources are located;
  • Meet with an academic advisor and schedule your classes;
  • Pick up your student ID.

I’m a transfer student.

We offer an online orientation for incoming transfer students. Students will complete an online orientation prior to meeting with an academic advisor.

During Online Orientation, students will:

  • Explore the academic options available at Miami Regionals;
  • Discover campus resources available to students;
  • Learn how to get involved;
  • Learn about student responsibilities and campus policies.

When you finish the Online Orientation, you will receive an email from Academic Advising within 2-3 business days to schedule your advising appointment.

I’m an College Credit Plus student.

We offer an online orientation for College Credit Plus (CCP)  students. Students will complete an online orientation prior to attending a small group registration session. 

During Online Orientation, students will:

  • Learn about the policies and responsibilities as a CCP student;
  • Discover campus resources available to students;
  • Learn how to get involved on campus. 

When you finish the Online Orientation, you will sign up for a virtual small group registration session, which will occur on Zoom.