SOAR Arrival and Schedule

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for SOAR. When you arrive, please check-in at the Ridgway University Center. We will provide you all the information you will need for a great day, including the schedule of events, a campus map, and other important materials.

Campus Map


You are welcome to park in any campus parking lot while you are here for SOAR; no parking permit or pass will be required. Please note that on street parking is subject to the posted hours as this is regulated by the city.

What to Bring

We will provide all the materials you will need for the SOAR sessions. You will have an opportunity to visit campus offices including the Health Center, Student Financial Services, and others so if there is business you would like to attend to while you are on campus, be sure to bring any relevant documents.

We suggest you wear comfortable shoes as you will visit several areas across campus throughout the day. You might also check the local weather forecast and plan accordingly.

Hotel Information

Please note that on-campus lodging is not available during SOAR. Students and guests wishing to make this an overnight trip will need to make hotel reservations. Be sure to mention that you will be visiting the UE campus when you make your reservations as many of the local hotels offer our families a discount.

Hotel Listing


7:00 - 7:50 a.m.
Check-in at the information desk in Ridgway University Center where you will receive a folder of important information for the day.
8:00 a.m.
Welcome to UE: Specific instructions will be provided regarding testing, advising and registration.
8:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Students will take assessments and meet with academic advisors while parents attend informational sessions. Lunch will be provided as part of the SOAR program and will be a good time for students and parents to reconnect after morning sessions.
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Students will finalize their fall course registration at this time. The “I’m an Ace!” celebratory reception will take place in Ridgway University Center, 2nd floor. Students can pick up their Student ID’s and a UE swag bag, pose with Ace Purple, and meet faculty, staff, and other students at the reception and resource fair.
4:00 p.m.
Tours of the residence halls will be offered for students and parents.

Office Phone:

Office Email:

Office Location:
Room 230, Ridgway University Center