WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:10.000 music. 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:12.000 Female: Hi I'm Brenda Guzman 00:00:12.000 --> 00:00:16.000 Male: I'm a Jacob Howard of the WOU Plus team. 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:22.000 Brenda: And we're here to talk to you about our summer orientation and advising and registration programs also known as SOAR. 00:00:22.000 --> 00:00:28.000 Jacob: SOAR is a prime example of how WOU is committed to serving new students and their families. 00:00:28.000 --> 00:00:35.000 Brenda: Every year admitted freshmen are required to attend one SOAR program so you and your family are ready for fall term. 00:00:35.000 --> 00:00:44.000 Jacob: SOAR is held at Western in June and July, admitted freshman from Hawaii and California can attend a SOAR session in their state in May. 00:00:44.000 --> 00:00:48.000 Your SOAR day begins with check in and getting a student ID card. 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:52.000 In the general session, you'll meet our new president, Rex Fuller. 00:00:52.000 --> 00:00:56.000 As well as the director of Admissions and the Associate Provost. 00:00:56.000 --> 00:00:59.000 You'll be introduced to all of the members of the WOU plus team. 00:00:59.000 --> 00:00:64.000 Undergraduate students who guide new students around campus and offer peer support. 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:10.000 We'll give you tips on how to be successful your freshman year and get connected on campus. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:14.000 Every student is also invited to take part in the traditional sidewalk signing. 00:01:14.000 --> 00:01:19.000 Brenda: One of the most important activities at SOAR is advising and class registration. 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:27.000 Students work directly with faculty in their desired field to develop a class schedule and register for fall term. 00:01:27.000 --> 00:01:35.000 Other SOAR activities include a Student Service Fair featuring clubs, organizations, student government and campus services. 00:01:35.000 --> 00:01:40.000 Jacob: There's a performance about student life by the Plus team, campus tours are available, 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:45.000 and small group discussions, like this one with faculty, are scheduled. 00:01:45.000 --> 00:01:49.000 Brenda: Some students may be wondering if their mom and dad to Soar. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:54.000 Jacob: Absolutely. SOAR is for everyone. There's even special programs for family members. 00:01:54.000 --> 00:01:60.000 Family members will have the opportunity to meet with staff from the financial aid office, 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:02.000 and learn about valuable campus resources. 00:02:02.000 --> 00:02:10.000 Plus, with advance reservations, students or their family may stay in University housing the night before SOAR. 00:02:10.000 --> 00:02:19.000 The rate is 30 dollars per person, contact University Housing for reservations or a list of lodging options in the area. 00:02:19.000 --> 00:02:23.000 Brenda: Although SOAR is a required program, we understand that some of you may not be able to attend. 00:02:24.000 --> 00:02:28.000 If you are unable to attend, please notify the admissions office. 00:02:28.000 --> 00:02:33.000 Jacob: Using the WOU Portal, freshman can register for a desired SOAR date after May 15th. 00:02:33.000 --> 00:02:41.000 To find a list of SOAR dates for this summer, go to wou.edu/soar 00:02:41.000 --> 00:02:44.000 Brenda: That's everything you need to know about SOAR. 00:02:44.000 --> 00:02:46.000 Jacob: We hope to see you on campus this summer. 00:02:46.000 --> 00:02:48.000 Both: Go wolves. 00:02:48.000 --> 00:02:55.000 music.