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    All new full-time freshman and transfer applicants who plan to attend Chowan University are required to attend Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR).

    SOAR is a one-day event that gives new students an opportunity to:

    • Meet their academic advisor
    • Register for fall classes
    • Get their student ID
    • Socialize with other new students and active members of the Chowan University community
    • Attend important information sessions about life in college
    Parents of new students are encouraged to attend this event as there will be multiple parent sessions available.

    Students who have paid the $100 Advanced Tuition Deposit are eligible to attend. You may pay your deposit online.

    SOAR is FREE for incoming students (including lunch).

    Please choose only one SOAR date from the list. SOAR is an all-day event so we ask that you plan accordingly and prepare to remain on campus for the duration of the event. 

    We ask that you limit your additional guests to immediate family.

    Please note that SOAR is an all-day event. Please plan to stay until at least 4 PM. We also encourage wearing comfortable shoes and clothes.

    9:30 AM - Registration & Advising Packet Pick-Up
    Chowan Chapel

    10:00 AM - Welcome

    Turner Auditorium, McDowell Columns

    10:30 AM Student Breakout Sessions

    Library, Camp, Hawks Nest & Marks

    10:45 AM Family Program (for parents/guardians)

    Vaughan Auditorium, Marks Hall

    12:00- Take a Break & Have Lunch!

    Thomas Dining Hall

    1:00 PM - Group Advising Sessions

    Locations across Campus, See Name Card

    1:30 - 5:00 PM - Individual Advising & Class Registration

    Locations across Campus, See Name Card

    1:30 - 5:00 PM Get Housing Info, Check Out the Bookstore & Grab a Snow Cone/Campus Tour

    Hawks Nest, Tours leaving from the front of the Hawks Nest each half-hour
    **Your check-out point is the Hawks Nest after you have received your class schedule**



    You and your families must have an admissions representative with you to enter a residence hall.