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SOAR: Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

Students at orientation.What is SOAR?

Phase I of the Detroit Mercy freshman orientation program is SOAR: Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration. The two-day, overnight session allows freshmen to become familiar with life at Detroit Mercy by experiencing on-campus housing, touring university facilities, and registering for first semester classes with an academic advisor.

When is SOAR?

The SOAR dates for 2017 are June 8-9, June 15-16, June 22-23 and July 13-14. 

During SOAR you will:

Take Placement Exams

Placement exams in English, math, chemistry (for select programs), foreign languages, and computer skills will be given. Results from placement exams will help your advisor recommend the appropriate level of courses. For information on how you can prepare for your exams, check out our placement exam guide.

Meet your Academic Advisor

During SOAR, you'll have the chance to meet with an academic advisor, who will help you plan your undergraduate course work, leading to a degree in your chosen field.

Register for the Fall Semester

Your academic advisor will assist you in registering for fall semester courses and you will leave with your official schedule.

SOAR schedule

2017 SOAR schedule (PDF)

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    SOAR schedule

    SOAR is a two-day, overnight program for Detroit Mercy freshmen. Attendance is required for both days.

    SOAR schedule (PDF)

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    SOAR Packing List

    SOAR is an overnight orientation program, and we want you to be comfortable! The items listed below are suggestions for what to bring. You are welcome to bring additional items if you would like.

    • TitanConnect username and password (required for fall semester registration)
    • A copy of your vehicle registration driver's license to get your parking pass
    • Pencils and calculator for your placement exams
    • Sleeping bag/bedding
    • Pillow
    • Towel
    • Bathrobe (optional)
    • Shower shoes/flip flops
    • Personal toiletries
    • Casual clothes
    • Fitness Attire (for evening activities)
    • Alarm clock
    • A positive attitude and a little enthusiasm!
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