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New First-Year Students

Simpson Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is designed to introduce you to college by helping you register for classes and giving you the best advice regarding transitioning to college life.

SOAR is a complete introduction for new first-year students to Simpson College. You will choose one of the scheduled days. During your scheduled SOAR day, you will meet your faculty advisor, register for your first semester classes, receive all contact information and access to SC Connect and start building relationships. Throughout this process, you will have the guidance of a current student who will serve as your orientation leader both in the summer and again in the fall when you begin your college journey at Simpson. Send an email to firstyear@simpson.edu with questions.

The 2022 SOAR sessions are:

  • Wednesday, June 8
  • Friday, June 10
  • Monday, June 13

SOAR Student and Guest Schedules
We will have a student and guest track at SOAR 2022. Parents, guardians, and guests can participate in the Guest Track for the day. We are excited to provide a SOAR Schedule for the students that allow ample time for them to meet their SC Leader, Foundations Faculty Advisor, other students in their Foundations section and a one-on-one scheduled registration time. 

SOAR Student Schedule
SOAR Guest Schedule

If you have any questions about SOAR, please email Tayler Keitzer, Director of First-Year Experience, at firstyear@simpson.edu.