Spring Orientation, Advising & Registration (S.O.A.R.)

UNB Saint John

We are excited you have chosen UNB Saint John! The Spring Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) is an in-person event that will take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Our kick off and welcome is at 8:30 a.m. sharp in the G. Forbes Elliot Athletic Centre. Parking will be complimentary for the event.

SOAR is just the start of your journey and will prepare you for all aspects of undergraduate student life. We cannot wait to welcome you to campus!

SOAR is also for parents and supporters

Parents and supporters are invited to attend SOAR with your student. We know that your student starting university is a transition for you, too, and we want you to know what to expect.

What can you expect

SOAR will include a series of different programs for both incoming students and their parents and supporters:

  • Faculties will host specific programming for students. Meet faculty and staff, and other future students in your future learning environments.
  • Advising and registration sessions will take place in a computer lab with an academic advisor to walk you through the degree information and recommended courses for first year students, and the online Student Planning and Registration system. You are encouraged to bring your own device (tablet, laptop, phone) and set up your IT services prior to SOAR.
  • Our parents and supporters will have specific programming to answer as many of your questions as we can and help you to navigate this transition as well. We will have a panel of our university experts available addressing our most asked questions by students, parents & supporters.
  • There will be information stations: We will have trade-show style booths highlighting services and supports across campus.
  • Residence & Campus tours will also be available for drop-in tours.
  • The Student Representative Council, Clubs & Societies, varsity sports athletes and campus recreation cannot wait to meet you and show you how to get involved on campus. They also have some fun activities planned!
  • Our campus store will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • You can pick up your Ucard at campus security. Submit your photo by Tuesday, May 21. Bring your personal ID to present to security upon pick up.
  • If you're a transfer student, we recommended you book an appointment with your academic advisor.

Stay tuned for information on additional opportunities for advising and orientation programming. Keep an eye on your UNB email for events and resources.

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