WEBVTT 00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:17.000 Greeting! I am Rob Findtner director of undergraduate admissions and a proud graduate of Western Oregon University. 00:00:18.000 --> 00:00:26.000 At WOU, we make every effort to insure your transition to college is a positive experience. 00:00:25.000 --> 00:00:33.000 Our summer orientation advising and registration programs are a prime example of how WOU is committed to servicing new students and their families. 00:00:34.000 --> 00:00:39.000 SOAR is WOU's orientation program for admitted freshman enrolling in fall term. 00:00:40.000 --> 00:00:45.000 We know that parents and family members play an important role in each student's college search and selection process. 00:00:46.000 --> 00:00:57.000 SOAR offers sessions and activities for students, parents and family members. One of the most important activities at SOAR is advising and registration. 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:64.000 Students work directly with our faculty, advising staff and peer leaders to develop a schedule and register for fall term. 00:01:05.000 --> 00:01:11.000 Prior to attending SOAR, freshman may also register for a block schedule. Block schedule is a guaranteed full time class schedule. 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:16.000 At SOAR, students are allowed to make changes to their block schedule. 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:24.000 Other SOAR activities include a Student Services Fair, PLUS performance, Math placement test, ID cards, and small group discussions. 00:01:25.000 --> 00:01:32.000 Don't worry Mom and Dad, we'll keep you occupied with interactive and informative sessions on university programs and support services for your student. 00:01:33.000 --> 00:01:37.000 Be sure to save your appetite for a complementary lunch at Valsetz Dining Hall. 00:01:38.000 --> 00:01:46.000 Using the WOU Portal, freshman and register for the desired SOAR date and block schedule after May 15th. 00:01:45.000 --> 00:01:51.000 Instructions regarding SOAR and Block Schedule registration will also be mailed in May. You can find a list of SOAR dates on line. 00:01:52.000 --> 00:01:64.000 For new students and their families the transition to college may at times be a bit overwhelming.Please be assured that our SOAR program will alleviate your concerns 00:02:05.000 --> 00:02:21.000 If you have any questions regarding SOAR please contact the Office of Admissions at 503.838.8211 or email us at wolfgram@wou.edu. 00:02:22.000 --> 00:02:26.000 Go Wolves!