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Freshman Orientation (SOAR)

SOAR Overview

The two-day SOAR sessions allow first-year freshmen and their guests a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with Tennessee Tech's campus, faculty, staff and students.

During your time on campus, you will meet with representatives from Tech’s Financial Aid, Bursar (Business Office), and Scholarship offices to discuss tuition and fees. Also, our informational sessions hosted throughout the program allow you to learn more about student life, college finances, academic information (including registering for the Fall semester), and other campus resources.

Below is a brief outline of a SOAR session for students and their guest(s). Attendees will receive a detailed itinerary at check-in. Please Note: All times are Central.

IMPORTANT: When planning to attend SOAR, it is important for all attendees to select a session in which they are capable of attending the entire program. (all events/times are subject to change)


Sample Agenda

Day 1

  • SOAR Check-In begins at 11:45 am central time
  • Tech Honors Meeting at 12:15 pm central (this meeting is required for students admitted into the Tech Honors Program)
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Educational/Informational Sessions
  • Academic Sessions
  • Dinner
  • Evening meetings, activities, and Day 1 wrap-up (Day 1 events should be finished by ~7:30 pm central)

Day 2

  • Educational/Informational Sessions (begins at 8:00am central)
  • Lunch
  • Academic Sessions
  • Educational/Informational Sessions


All SOAR attendees should plan to be here until 4:30 pm central time on Day 2. Academic department session times vary, so we ask students and guests to plan accordingly.


REMINDER: Please be aware that lunch is NOT provided on the first day of SOAR. Attendees will need to arrive ready to participate. If arriving early, there are limited on-campus dining locations available for students and guests. Visit our Dining Services website for more information on available options during the summer.

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