Freshman Orientation (SOAR)
Submit Before SOAR
Prior to your SOAR session you may be contacted via your Tech campus email, accessed through TechExpress, to resolve the following items (holds) on your account. You can also find information regarding any holds you may have within your TechExpress 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
- Residential Life Requirement
Housing Application - 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 www.tntech.edu/reslife.
Meningitis Immunization - required by law for all new incoming students living on campus who are under 22 years of age, you are required to produce proof of adequate immunization against Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis) on or after your 16th birthday. You must submit this proof to the Health Services office. Please do not send anything to Residential Life. You will not be allowed to check into your on-campus housing assignment if you DO NOT HAVE your meningitis documentation to Health Services. Please contact Health Services with any questions regarding this requirement.
- 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.
- Eagle Card Photo
Please submit your photo for your Eagle Card (student ID) prior to your SOAR session. You should receive an email to your student email account from the Eagle Card Office 14 days prior to your session with instructions and additional information.
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 + On-Campus Lodging
If you (and/or your guest) have registered to stay overnight on campus during your session, please make sure to bring all of items listed above, in addition to:
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 email@example.com or at (931) 372-3034 for details on how to complete the I-9 process.