Our faculty, staff, and administration are happy to provide these resources to our new students and their families as we make final preparations for the arrival of the SFU Class of 2024!
Below you will find important information pertaining to your live and interactive Virtual SOAR sessions, a library of helpful resources including downloadable presentations and handouts and on-demand pre-recorded presentations, as well as links to help you schedule follow-up appointments with such offices as the Business Office (billing), the Office of Financial Aid, Student Health Insurance, and the Center for Academic Success (accommodations, course schedules, advising, and more).
As always, if there are any additional questions or concerns regarding the Virtual SOAR experience or preparing for the 2020-2021 academic year, please don’t hesitate to email email@example.com.
Finally, 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.
The Office of Admissions will be contacting all families who have registered for a SOAR date and request that you select either a morning session (9 AM to 12 PM) or an afternoon session (1 PM to 4 PM) for that date. Look for an email asking you to select a morning or afternoon session. You will select ONLY one morning or one afternoon session...you do not need to attend/participate in both. The dividing of each SOAR day into morning and afternoon sessions allows us the opportunity to hold more frequent, but smaller sessions to make each session as personable as possible...it’s the Saint Francis way! Each session will be limited so respond as soon as possible once you receive the email request.
Based on each family’s selection of either morning or afternoon, links to the live, virtual SOAR sessions will be sent to students/families the day before their scheduled SOAR session. These links will provide access to the main meeting/presentation room using the Zoom platform. To access the Zoom presentation room, you need only a reliable internet connection and a device with both audio/video capability so that you may see and hear the presentations. Tablets, PCs, Laptops, or smartphones will suffice. You are not required to have a web-camera or built-in microphone to attend/participate as you will be able to communicate with the presenters via the Zoom chat feature, but we always like to see and hear our students and families so web-cameras and built-in microphones are preferred.
The schedule of presentation/discussion topics for each morning and afternoon session will include:
Students and their families will be contacted later in June to schedule their virtual appointments with their faculty advisor. Watch your email for more information! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Additional virtual events will be coordinated this summer with specific information for:
Invitations to these events will be emailed to you.
Peruse through these downloadable PDF versions of presentations and handouts to help your family become more familiar with some of the various programs and services available to your student:
Browse through these pre-recorded presentations to help further introduce your student and family to many of the support services that are integrated into the SFU experience:
Consider your options to connect with key offices/personnel to discuss your student-specific accounts. You can request to schedule a meeting over the phone or through video conferencing.
Explore many other services and opportunities available to support your student’s experience through these helpful downloads:
In the "My 'TO DO' Folder" complete:
Can’t wait to check out our beautiful campus in person? Check out our virtual campus map.
Select the Virtual Campus Visit if you prefer a guided campus tour.
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