ROAR and SOAR

  • SOAR (Student Orientation Advising and Registration) is for new first-year undergraduate students.
  • ROAR (Regents Off and Running) is for new undergraduate transfer students.

SOAR

Rockford University orientation program for new first-year students is a two part process. The first part is Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) and the second part is Fall Orientation. SOAR is designed to specifically make your transition to college life as smooth as possible. During SOAR we will begin to cover everything you need know to be a student here so that when you start classes, you and your classmates, will be ready to hit the ground running. Your SOAR experience will start you on the road to success at Rockford University. SOAR is by appointment only so call the Office of Admission at 815-226-4050 or toll-free at 800-892-2984 to schedule your appointment.

What Happens at SOAR?
Student Orientation, Advising and Registration welcomes new first year students and answers many important questions. SOAR isn’t just for students; it involves parents and guardians as well. They are invited to campus for their own Parent/Guardian orientation program. During SOAR you and your parents will:

  • Meet other new students
  • Meet exceptional current students
  • Receive your Rockford University email address
  • Learn about student life
  • Understand financial aid
  • Meet your academic advisor and receive your fall class schedule
  • Have the opportunity to visit the residence halls

Upcoming SOAR Dates:

  • April 11, 2015
  • May 9, 2015
  • June 12, 2015
  • July 10, 2015
  • August 8, 2015

Bottom Line: This is one action-packed day! We are always mindful that RU students have a busy schedule, so we keep it relevant, informative, fast paced and fun.

ROAR

Meet with your faculty advisor to sign up for classes, chat with Financial Aid, get your student ID card, and find out about all of the services Rockford University can offer; all in one day! ROAR is by appointment only so call the Office of Admission at 815-226-4050 or toll-free at 800-892-2984 to schedule your appointment.

Upcoming dates:

January 13, 2015

ROAR Registration for Spring 2015, by appointment only.

April 9, 2015

ROAR Registration for Summer/Fall 2015, by appointment only.

April 11, 2015

SOAR Orientation for Summer/Fall 2015, by appointment only.

May 4, 2015

ROAR Registration for Fall 2015, by appointment only.

May 9, 2015

SOAR Orientation for Fall 2015, by appointment only.

June 12, 2015

SOAR Orientation for Fall 2015, by appointment only.


June 13, 2015

SOAR Orientation and ROAR Registration for Fall 2015, by appointment only.

July 10, 2015

Registration for Fall 2015, by appointment only.


July 11, 2015

Registration for Fall 2015, by appointment only.

August 8, 2015

SOAR Orientation and ROAR Registration for Fall 2015, by appointment only.

 

Department Information

Office of Admission
Nelson Hall--2nd floor
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4050

Office of Admission
Admissions@rockford.edu

Hours:
Mon-Thurs - 8:30 am to 7:00 pm
Fri - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sat - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Please call to reserve an appointment on Saturdays.

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