SOAR What to Bring

Submit Before SOAR

Prior to your SOAR session you may be contacted via your Tech campus email ( to resolve the following items (or holds) on your account. Each student should resolve these matters prior to their orientation session to prevent any problems with their admittance or course registration.


  • Health Services Documentation

    Please review the Immunization Requirements Document (click here) for details about the required documentation and forms needed for new students.

    • Student Health Form (click here) - Please fill out the biographical information. Health History is not required, but encouraged in case you are ever treated in Health Services. Photocopies of official medical records are an acceptable replacement for signatures on this form. The MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine) section is ONLY required for out-of-state and homeschooled students. The Varicella (Chicken Pox) section is a state law that REQUIRES all new students to have one of the following: documentation of 2 Varicella immunizations, documentation of immunity, or documentation of a past history of the disease.
    • Hepatitis/Meningitis Form (click here) - If you are 17 and under at the time you attend orientation. Your parent or legal guardian is required to complete and sign both sections of this form. Meningitis shots are REQUIRED by state law for any new student living on-campus.
    • Tuberculosis Screening Form (click here) - It is REQUIRED that all new students fill out and submit this form regarding tuberculosis screening information prior to registering for classes.

     Health Services

  • Residential Life Requirement

    Housing Application (click here)

    Required for freshmen, unless commuting from their parent/legal guardian's main residence. Parent/Legal guardian’s residence must be within 50 mile radius of campus. For more information, visit

    Hepatitis/Meningitis Form (click here)

    If you are 17 and under at the time you attend SOAR. Your parent or legal guardian is required to complete and sign both sections of this form. Meningitis shots are REQUIRED by state law for any new student living on-campus.

    Residential Life

  • Selective Service Hold

    Currently, the United States Government requires all male students 18 years or older to register with the Selective Service. If you are male and checked 'No' regarding this registration on your application for admission but are now 18 years old, then check your Tech email for instructions. For more information, please click the button below.

    Selective Service System

 Recommended Items to Bring to SOAR


Items marked (*) are required to bring to SOAR. All other items are recommended for students and guests attending a SOAR session:

  • *SOAR Parking Pass (available for download & print from your SOAR reminder email)
  • *Government-issued photo identification (Drivers License, state-issued ID card, passport, or US Military ID) - Required to make student ID (Eagle Card).
  • *Required documentation for I-9 Card IF working on campus (for more information click here)**
  • License plate number of your vehicle - if you would like to register for your parking permit during SOAR.
  • Comfortable clothing (students should dress appropriately for their student ID/Eagle Card photo)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Pencil/pen
  • Notebook/writing pad
  • Internet accessible device (after Day 1 orientation activities complete)
  • Chargers for electronics
  • Checkbook, credit card, or other payment method (to purchase items; tuition will NOT be paid at this time)
  • Snacks and water (University Bookstore will be open to purchase snacks or drinks, if needed)


SOAR + On-Campus Lodging

All students and guests who are attending a SOAR session and registered for SOAR lodging should consider bringing the following items:

  • Everything previously listed for SOAR
  • Blanket/sheets for an extra-long twin bed, personal pillow, a towel, and a washcloth for students and guests registered for SOAR On-Campus LodgingPlease Note: Linens are not provided for students and guests registered to stay on-campus.
  • Shower shoes (each residence hall room for on-campus lodging has a private bathroom for the 2 students/guests assigned to that room)
  • Personal toiletries
  • Entertainment devices: MP3 players, digital readers, or personal dvd players (TVs are not provided in the residence hall room)
  • Laptop, tablet, or other internet accessible device


I-9 Information**

Students that will be working on campus will need to obtain an I-9 card, Employment Eligibility Verification Form. You will not be able to pick up your work assignment or start working until the process is complete. It’s suggested that you complete this process while at orientation so please contact Human Resources at or at (931) 372-3034 for details on how to complete the I-9 process.

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