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Freshman Orientation (SOAR)

SOAR Fees & Lodging

Below is an explanation of the SOAR fees for both admitted students (freshman) and their guests. Guest registration may vary once SOAR registration opens due to overall session occupancy.

Payment for any applicable fees (guest attendance fees) will be accepted online during the registration process by using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) or an authorized Visa/MasterCard debit card.

SOAR Attendance Fee

Attendance Fee Type Fee
Admitted Freshman Student No Fee
Guest* $36
1 guest limit per student

*Due to overall occupancy and COVID-19 restrictions, we are only able to accommodate 1 guest per student.

On-Campus Overnight Lodging Fee

Lodging Fee Type* Fee
Student $25 per person
Guest $25 per person
1 guest limit per student

*Please note that on-campus lodging is only available during the June & July SOAR sessions.

Due to COVID-19, students and their guest will be roomed together in a double occupancy room. In the event a student and/or guest is staying overnight on campus by themselves, they will not be assigned a roommate.

Important Information Regarding On-Campus Lodging
Overnight lodging in the residence halls DOES NOT include linens. Students and their guests who are registered to stay overnight on campus should bring linens for an extra-long twin bed, pillow, blanket, and towels.

In addition, if you have selected to stay overnight on campus, please arrive prior to SOAR check-in to receive your residence hall room key. Check-in for on-campus lodging is located in the New Hall South lobby (see Campus Map) and begins at 8:00am (central) on the first day of your reserved SOAR session.


Local Overnight Lodging Options

SOAR participants may choose to make their own arrangements at a local hotel, or if feasible, can stay at home or with a friend overnight. For a list of hotels that have partnerships and discounts with the University, check out the Cookeville Visitors' Bureau "Stay Here" website and locate the "Hotels" section. When making your reservation to ask if the hotel provides a "Tech discount".

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