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The two-day SOAR sessions allow first-year freshmen and guests a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with Tennessee Tech's campus, faculty, staff and students. During your time on campus students and their guests will meet with representatives from TTU’s Financial Aid, Bursar (Business Office), and Scholarship offices to discuss tuition and fees. Our informational sessions allow students and guests to learn more about student life, college finances, and academic information including registering for the Fall semester.

Below is a brief outline of a SOAR session for students and their guest(s). Students and guests will receive a detailed itinerary at check-in, all times are Central. Please Note: When planning to attend SOAR, it is important for all attendees to select a session in which they are capable of attending the entire two-day program.

(all events/times are subject to change)

Day 1

  • SOAR On-Campus Lodging (if selected during SOAR registration) Check-In opens at 8:00 am central time
  • SOAR Check-In begins at 11:30 am central time
  • (optional) Honors Program Meeting at 12:15 pm central
  • Welcome Meeting
  • Informational Sessions
  • Academic Department Session
  • Dinner
  • Evening meetings, activities, and Day 1 wrap-up (Day 1 events should be finished by ~7:30 pm Central)

Please be aware that lunch is NOT provided on the first day of SOAR. Attendees will need to arrive ready to participate. If arriving early, Swoops Food Court (located on the Ground Floor of the Roaden University Center) will be open with dining options for students and guests.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at 8:00 am
  • Informational sessions
  • Lunch
  • Academic Department Session
  • Informational Sessions

Please plan to be here until 4:30 pm central time on Day 2. Academic department session times vary, so we ask students and guests to plan accordingly.