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Freshman Orientation (SOAR)

Register for SOAR

New first-time freshmen starting in the Fall 2020 semester will receive a letter in the mail in the spring (around mid-late March) containing information on attending SOAR. To receive a letter, the student must be admitted to the University. If you need more information on how to apply to Tennessee Tech as a freshman, please visit the Undergraduate Admissions page.

Students will not be able to complete SOAR registration until they have been fully admitted to the University and received their invitation.

If you have any questions about admission to Tennessee Tech, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at or (931) 372-3888.


SOAR Invitations & Registration

In your invitation letter to SOAR, you will find instructions on how to reserve a SOAR session date. Reservations will be accepted after all the letters have had time to be sent out. Space is limited at each session, so choose your SOAR date and make your reservation early.

To ease the SOAR registration process, we ask all students admitted to the University to login and access their Tech campus email prior to registration. All SOAR and other campus information will be communicated to this email account. For instructions on how to access your campus email, visit

When completing SOAR registration, there are questions that students must answer; therefore, we ask that the student be present in order to complete this process. You should set aside at least 15 minutes to complete orientation registration. 

SOAR Invitations will be mailed out mid-late March. Letters will be mailed out once a week to freshmen admitted after this period. Please do not make plans to attend a SOAR session until you have registered and confirmed your SOAR reservation.
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