Summer Orientation Registration

Summer Orientation registration is available now!

Please refer to the instructions below on how to register for SOAR.

 

Download the Soar Brochure

What is SOAR?

SOAR (Summer Orientation and Registration) is a 1-day orientation experience that is designed to introduce you to the university and ease your transition into college life. During the program, you will learn about UT Martin’s curriculum and campus resources, register for summer and/or fall classes, meet faculty and advisers, and begin to develop lifelong friendships with other new students. SOAR is a mandatory event for all incoming freshmen to attend.

 

SOAR Session Dates
SOAR II - June 3
SOAR III - June 17
SOAR IV - July 15

 

Schedule

  • 7:30 – 8:30 – Check-in & Administrative Fair
  • 8:30 – 9:00 – Welcome
  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Meeting with Orientation Leader
  • 10:00 – 10:25 – Information Session 1
  • 10:30 – 10:55 – Information Session 2
  • 11:00 – 12:00 - Lunch
  • 12:00 – 12:25 – Information Session 3
  • 12:30 – 12: 55 – Information Session 4
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – First Year Initiative
  • 1:30 – Advising & Parent Panel

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend SOAR?

The student must attend SOAR in order to register for classes for the fall semester. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend.

 

Why attend SOAR?

You get the chance to learn about UT Martin’s curriculum and campus resources, register for summer and/or fall classes, meet faculty and advisers, and begin to develop lifelong friendships with other new students. SOAR is the time to become acquainted with out campus culture, and we hope SOAR will make you even more excited to be part of the Skyhawk family. SOAR is a mandatory event for all incoming freshmen to attend.

 

What should I wear?

  • Walking shoes
  • Dress for comfort
  • A sweater of light jacket is recommended

Will I have to pay tuition and fees at SOAR?

No tuition and fees will not be due until August.

 

How do I get my new Skyhawk ID? (UT Martin Student ID Card)

Before attending SOAR, we encourage you to upload a clear, current, quality photo of yourself at www.utm.edu/idcardrequest. This will allow you to not have to wait in the photo line at SOAR, and your ID will be in your student folder upon arrival. Photos will be taken at SOAR for those who do not get a chance to upload their photo.

 

Where will SOAR be held?

SOAR will be held at the Boling University Center on UTM’s campus. The GPS address for the building is 61 Mt. Pelia Road, Martin, TN.

 

How much does it cost to attend?

  • Student -$45
  • Parents/Guardians/Siblings - $20 per person

Fees include all meals and breaks

 

Do I have to be accepted in order to attend SOAR?

Yes, you must have received a tentative or final acceptance letter before you are eligible to register for SOAR.

 

What hotel options are available if we want to stay the night before SOAR?

  • Hampton Inn – 731-587-5800
  • Days Inn – 731-587-9577
  • Econo Lodge – 731-587-4241

How do I register for SOAR?

Do not wait to reserve your place at SOAR!  Space is limited, and we can only accept  reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis.   In order to be guaranteed a spot at the SOAR of your choice, the student must have received a tentative or final acceptance letter.

 

Online SOAR Registration Instructions: After clicking the link below, you will be taken to the Banner Self-Service page. The steps to find the online registration form are listed below.

  1. Click Access Banner Self-Service.
  2. On the Banner Self-Service page, you will need to use your User ID (Student ID or SSN) and your PIN to sign into Banner Self-Service.
  3. After logging in, click the Personal Information button.
  4. On the Personal Information page, select SOAR Registration.
  5. This page will send you to the online registration form.

Register for SOAR here

 

If you have any issues completing the online SOAR registration, contact the Office of Admissions at 731-881-7020.

Important Dates

Fri.
Jul. 15

SOAR Session IV
All Day

Fri.
Jul. 22

Transfer Orientation and Registration
All Day

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