Freshman Orientation (SOAR)
SOAR Overnight Lodging Information
Need a place to stay the night during your SOAR session? During the June and select July sessions only, overnight lodging is available on campus. Although lodging on campus is not required, it will provide you with a small glimpse into on-campus living. You'll have the opportunity to stay in one of our residential halls and get to know other students! Plus, you'll be right in the heart of campus with easy access to breakfast options in the morning and your Day 2 sessions.
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).
Don't want to stay on campus? Students and parents/guests can also make their own local lodging arrangements if needed at a local hotel or with a friend. If staying at a hotel, make sure to ask if they offer a "Tech Discount."
How SOAR Lodging Works
SOAR Lodging is only available for all June and select July sessions. If you choose to stay overnight on campus, you will be assigned a room in New Hall North residence hall for the evening.
- SOAR Lodging Check-In is from 8am-12:45pm (central) in the New Hall North lobby
- SOAR Check-In begins at 11:45am-12:45pm (central) in the Roaden University Center
We recommend checking into your lodging before checking into SOAR so that you can
get settled. Check-in locations for both SOAR and SOAR Lodging are noted on your SOAR
Parking Pass. Upon checking in at New Hall North, you will receive a key to your assigned
room, as well as additional information regarding policies and procedures.
|Student Room Assignments||Parent/Guest Room Assignments|
|Students who select to stay overnight on campus will be assigned to room with another student of the same gender.||Parents and guests who select to stay overnight on campus will be assigned to a room by themselves.|
Overnight Lodging Costs
|Student||$35 per person|
|Guest||$35 per person
1 guest limit per student
*Please note that on-campus lodging is only available during the June & select July sessions.
Payment for any overnight lodging 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 Lodging - What to Bring
SOAR students and guests who select to stay overnight on campus should plan to bring with them any items they might need for the night, including:
- Towels (hand towels, wash cloths, bath towels, etc.)
- Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
- Bed sheets (to fit a twin XL sized bed) and blankets or a sleeping bag
- Change of clothes for the next day
- Medications that might be needed
- Personal entertainment items (book, iPad, etc.)
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 North lobby (see Campus Map) and begins at 8:00am (central) on the first day of your reserved SOAR session.