Summer Orientation and Registration
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Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) is a one-day orientation experience that is designed to introduce you to UT Martin and ease your transition into college life. During SOAR, you will register for your classes and attend a variety of informational sessions.
SOAR Sessions


Monday, May 20

Tuesday, May 21

Friday, June 7

Friday, June 21

Friday, July 12

Monday, July 22

Friday, August 2

Virtual SOAR

Tuesday, June 25 (virtual SOAR will be held via Zoom)

Registration for SOAR will open on February 1, 2024. You must be accepted to UT Martin to register for SOAR.

How do I register for SOAR?
Registration details will be available beginning February 1, 2024.
SOAR Student Schedule
  • 8:00 am Check-In/Administrative Fair
  • 8:45 am Welcome to UT Martin
  • 9:15 am Meet your Orientation Leader
  • 10:00 am Special Interest Workshops
  • 11:00 am Lunch
  • 11:45 am Special Interest Workshops
  • 12:45 pm Meet Your Success Counselor
  • 1:30 pm Orientation Leader Groups
  • 2:00 pm Advising & Course Registration
SOAR Parent Schedule
  • 8:00 am Check-In/Administrative Fair
  • 8:45 am Welcome to UT Martin
  • 9:15 am Real talk
  • 9:50 am Foundations for Success
  • 10:15 am Break
  • 10:30 am Breakout Sessions
  • 11:35 am Student Panel
  • 12:10 pm Lunch with UTM Administrators
  • 12:55 pm Make it Great
  • 1:25 pm Ready for Takeoff?
  • 1:45 pm Parent Reception
Virtual SOAR Schedule
  • 9:00 am Welcome
  • 9:15 am Ready for Takeoff?
  • 9:30 am Live Q&A Panel
  • 10:10 am Meet Your Orientation Leaders
  • 10:45 am Meet Your Success Counselor
  • 11:30 am Advising and Registration
Immunization Requirements

Immunization Requirement

Upload your immunization records or immunization exemption documentation via Med+Proctor before you move onto campus or start classes in the fall. All requirements, exemptions, and instructions are available at It takes 24-48 hours for your records to be processed.

Important Health Note:The General Assembly of Tennessee requires first-time students to provide proof of immunity or immunization for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and varicella (chicken pox) prior to class registration. If you plan to live on campus, you will also need to provide proof of the meningitis vaccine. State law also mandates that incoming students be informed of risk factors and dangers of meningococcal disease and hepatitis B. Immunization requirements and submission information can be accessed at

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about SOAR or issues completing the online SOAR Registration, please call the Admissions Office at 731-881-7020 or email the Admissions Office at

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 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 or light jacket is recommended
Will I have to pay tuition and fees at SOAR?

No, tuition and fees will not be due until Aug 24th.

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 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?

In-Person SOAR sessions will be held in the Boling University Center at UT Martin. The address for the UC is 11 Wayne Fisher Dr., Martin, TN 38237.

Virtual SOAR sessions will take place via zoom and other online platforms.

How much does it cost to attend?
  • Student -$65
  • Parent/Guardians/Siblings - $35 per person (for in-person sessions only)
Do I have to be accepted in order to attend SOAR?

Yes, you must be admitted to UT Martin to attend 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

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