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Part One: Student Online Advising & Registration (SOAR)

New students will sign up by choosing a week to complete the Student Online Advising & Registration (SOAR) appointment. Student will complete online modules and placement tests prior to their chosen week. About a week before the SOAR week, students will select a date and time for their SOAR appointment. This virtual meeting will be with an academic advisor who will assist with selecting and registering for classes. 

Part Two: Becoming a Hawkeye Program

New students and their families are encouraged to select a Becoming a Hawkeye program to attend after their SOAR orientation. The Becoming a Hawkeye orientation is a 1-day program on campus that will include an Information Fair, presentations from campus offices, student small groups with Orientation Leaders and other new students, lunch, and a chance to get to know campus resources. 

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New Students

Your first year on campus will be here before you know it! Get started by signing up for your orientation dates.

Becoming a Hawkeye group

New Students

First- year and transfer students, find out how to prepare for your orientation experience, in order to  be successful from the start!

International Students

International Students

International students with F-1 and J-1 visa types, should complete orientation directly with International Student and Scholar Services.

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Parents & Family

Welcome to the Hawkeye family! Contribute to your student's success by getting connected to campus resources, policies, and events.