SOAR Sessions

Monday, May 24 - In-person (session full)

Wednesday, May 26 - In-person (session full)

Friday, June 11 - In-person (session full)

Monday, June 21 - In-person

Wednesday, June 23 - Virtual

Friday, July 9 - In-person

Monday, July 26 - In-person

Friday, August 6 - Virtual


Registration for SOAR will open on February 1st, 2021. You must be admitted to register for SOAR.

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. You will also register for your classes and attend a variety of information sessions. Virtual Options will also be available June 23 and Aug. 6. SOAR is a mandatory event for all incoming freshmen to attend.

SOAR Schedules

A schedule for SOAR will be released closer to the first SOAR session.

Online SOAR Registration Instructions

You will need to have access to your UT Martin portal information in order to register for SOAR. To find your username and password, click here. The steps to find the online registration form are listed below.

  1. Log in to your myUTMartin Portal
  2. Select "SOAR Registration." It is listed under your Student links.

*In order to receive a refund on your SOAR payment, you must notify the Office of Admissions two weeks prior to your SOAR date that you no longer wish to attend.

Immunization Requirement

Submit immunizations via Med+Proctor at


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. In concordance with CDC guidelines, we are limiting one guest per student for in-person sessions.

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 August 26.

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 on UT Martin's campus. More details to follow. Virtual SOAR sessions will take place via zoom and other online platforms.

How much does it cost to attend?
  • Student -$55
  • Parent/Guardians/Siblings - $25 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