SOAR Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is SOAR?
  2. Who attends SOAR?
  3. When is SOAR?
  4. How do I register for SOAR?
  5. What is the cost for participation in the SOAR?
  6. What testing will be required before SOAR?
  7. What health information must I provide to the University Health Center?
  8. How do I request technical assistance with my computer, laptop, UE email, et cetera?
  9. How do I obtain a Student ID Card?
  10. How do I obtain a parking permit?
  11. How do I apply for student housing and a meal plan?
  12. How do I know what textbooks are required for my courses?
  13. Additional questions?

What is SOAR?

SOAR stands for Student Orientation and Academic Registration. It is a comprehensive orientation program that all incoming students must attend. Sessions are offered over the summer prior to the start of fall classes.

Once a student commits to the University of Evansville by submitting their admission deposit, they may then register for SOAR. Students and parents will be provided with a series of information videos to view in advance of the registered SOAR date.

Who attends SOAR?

SOAR is required for incoming freshmen and recommended for all incoming students under age 21; any incoming student may register for and attend SOAR. Students transferring to UE and adult undergraduates may choose the option to attend a condensed program called ACE Orientation.

When is SOAR?

SOAR Registration will open mid-March.

  • Friday, June 17, 2022
  • Friday, June 24, 2022
  • Friday, August 19, 2022

Students choose the SOAR session which best suits their family needs. Plan your schedule to check-in on campus from 7:15-7:45 a.m. CDT. The program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More details will be sent closer to your SOAR date.

How do I register for SOAR?

Students who have been accepted to the University and who have made their deposit will receive an email invitation to register for SOAR. Registration for the student and his/her parents (or other supporting adult attending in the parents' place) will be processed online by the student when the reservation for SOAR is made.

What is the cost for participation in the SOAR?

The deposit you made with the Office of Admission will cover the costs associated with SOAR for the freshman student and your guests. Transfer and non-traditional students will pay an additional fee to attend SOAR.

What testing will be required before SOAR?
The Office of the Registrar will provide testing information to incoming students. Please contact that office at 812-488-2601 or by email at academicservices@evansville.edu if you have any questions. Testing accommodations are handled by the Disability Services Coordinator who can be reached through the University's Counseling Center at 812-488-2663.
What health information must I provide to the University Health Center?

All new incoming students are required to submit an updated, physician certified immunization record and physical prior to the beginning of classes at the University of Evansville. Visit www.medproctor.com to learn about the health requirements, obtain appropriate forms, and register for your new account, using your University of Evansville email address. Follow the Med+Proctor instructions for completing this process. Please do not mail your immunization record to the university or health center.

Students not in compliance with the University of Evansville's health requirements by the beginning of classes, risk their eligibility to attend class and live in residential housing. If you have any questions regarding the health requirements, please contact the UE Health Center at healthcenter@evansville.edu or 812-488-2033. If you take prescription medication or have ongoing health concerns, now is the time to secure a local physician and pharmacy.

How do I request technical assistance with my computer, laptop, UE email, et cetera?

The Office of Technology Services (OTS) helpdesk can be reached at 812-488-2077 or visit the OTS website. Email is considered the primary means of communication for University business. Please check your email on a regular basis.

How do I obtain a Student ID Card?

ID photos will be taken and cards printed and handed out during the SOAR program.

How do I obtain a parking permit?

Parking permits are required for all students parking on campus during the school year. Parking permits will be available during Welcome Week and are not available during SOAR. Please watch your email for more information about this process.

How do I apply for student housing and a meal plan?

The Office of Residence Life handles student housing and meal plan reservations. Information about how to apply for housing and a meal plan will be emailed to students by early March. In the meantime, visit the residence life website to explore options available and learn more about residential living. The residence life office phone is 812-488-2956.

How do I know what textbooks are required for my courses?

At any point during the summer, students can go to the Bookstore website to see what texts are required for their courses. To find their current course schedule or register for classes, students should visit Self-Service.

Ordering Books: On the Find Course Materials page, select the correct term, department, course number, and sections number from the dropdown menus for all your courses. Hit the "Retrieve Materials" button at the bottom and a list of your course materials will be generated. From there, simply add them to the cart and check out! If you are on Athletic Scholarship or need to charge textbooks to your Student Account, please make sure you select "Financial Aid" from the payment options. Please note that if you are planning to rent any of your textbooks, you also need to add a credit card to the account to secure those books, which will only be charged if they are brought back damaged or lost.

View our Bookstore Information sheet for more details regarding book buyback, rentals, reservations and more.

The UE Bookstore is located in the Ridgway University Center/Phone: 812-488-2678.

Additional questions?

Please feel free to contact the Dean of Students Office at 812-488-2500 for assistance. We're here to help!

Office Phone
812-488-2500

Office Email
deanofstudents@evansville.edu

Office Location
Room 230, Ridgway University Center