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SOAR (Summer Orientation and Academic Registration)

Our Virtual Summer Orientation and Academic Registration is the beginning of your life as an SFU student. During Virtual SOAR, you and your parents will be introduced to the many resources SFU has to offer, you’ll receive your fall class schedule, and you’ll meet many of your fellow incoming Red Flash freshmen. Virtual SOAR will provide you with everything you need to successfully start your first semester. 

    • Virtual SOAR Families Banner
    • You'll be "Red Flash official" soon! Welcome to our family!

  • It is with the health and safety of our visitors and campus community in mind that Saint Francis University will be holding this year’s Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (S.O.A.R.) programming through both virtual meetings and supplemental resources. Families will be provided the flexibility of participating in virtual SOAR events, 24/7 access to a carefully crafted library of resources, and the availability for 1:1 virtual meetings with key university personnel.

    All questions/concerns related to S.O.A.R. can be directed to orientation@francis.edu

    Be sure to stay up-to-date and informed about the University's Safe Return Information as we make final preparations for a safe and healthy re-opening this Fall. 

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  • Your Student Preparation Checklist

    log into:
    my.francis.edu

    In  the "My 'TO DO' Folder" complete:

    • SOAR Registration
    • Personal Goals & Pre-Course Registration Questionnaire
    • Meal Plan Selection & Roommate Assignment Questionnaire (Commuter students may select a meal plan here)
    • Student Health Form
  • Get started with these Virtual SOAR resources:

    Virtual SOAR Experience

  • Interactive Virtual Sessions

    In addition to the interactive virtual sessions, new students and their families will also have access to a library of resources and recorded presentations to address their most pressing questions whenever your personal time permits. All resource materials will be available on this site for students/families to peruse starting Thursday, June 11. 

    One-on-One Meetings

    Additionally, families will be provided optional opportunities to schedule one-on-one meetings with the following University personnel: 

    • Student Finances (billing)
    • Financial Aid (Master Promissory Notes, special circumstances, loan applications, etc.)
    • Center for Academic Success (academic and learning support)
    • Academic Advisor (faculty course advisor, fall schedule of courses, etc.