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SOAR Fees & Lodging Information

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 & Overnight Lodging Fees

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

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

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.

SOAR Lodging Information

During the June and July sessions only, overnight lodging is available on campus. If you or your guest would like to stay overnight on campus, you will have the option to add overnight lodging to your SOAR reservation during the registration process (permitting availability).

All students who select to stay overnight on campus will be roomed with another student of the same gender. Any parents/guests who select to stay overnight on campus will be roomed by themselves.

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, along with any toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.).

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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