Get Registered

Hey there, new Bear! We’re so excited to meet you! Get started by registering for a mandatory summer orientation from one of the options below.

 

Summer Orientation Option 1: SOAR (two-day experience)

What is SOAR?

SOAR (Summer Orientation and Academic Registration) is a two-day (overnight) orientation experience that is designed to introduce you to the university and ease your transition into college life. You’ll meet Student Orientation Staff (SOS) members, hear from faculty and staff about what to expect in your first year, and have a chance to meet other incoming freshmen. On the second day of SOAR, you’ll meet your academic advisor and get registered for classes. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour different campus facilities like the HPER Center, Library, and Student Health Clinic.

Cost

Registration cost is $60 per person to attend SOAR. This includes orientation materials, programming costs, and three meals and one snack break.

For incoming freshmen, lodging on campus during SOAR is encouraged! You will need to bring your own bedding and linens. Lodging on campus is an additional $15 and you will stay in Donaghey Hall during SOAR.

On campus lodging is only available for the student; guests can visit our hotel information page for contact information from our sponsor hotel.

Registration for 2020 SOAR begins on February 3. To see 2020 SOAR dates and registration deadlines and to register for SOAR, click here.

 

Summer Orientation Option 2: Bear Basics (one-day experience)

This one-day orientation experience is designed to help incoming freshmen find their bearings. You will have a chance to connect with other incoming freshmen, meet your academic advisor, and connect with a professor in your discipline. At the end of the day you will leave with a full schedule of classes. There will also be programming for parents and guests, where they will be able to hear from important offices on campus and ask questions about their student’s transition to UCA.

Cost

Registration cost is $30 per person to attend Bear Basics. This includes orientation materials, programming costs, and one student meal voucher for lunch in UCA’s Student Center or Donaghey Hall.

Registration for 2020 Bear Basics begins on February 3. To see 2020 Bear Basics dates and registration deadlines and to register for Bear Basics, click here.

If you need additional assistance, please call us at the number provided at the top right corner of the page.