Rockford University’s 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 Welcome Week. 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.