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SOAR (Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration)

We are excited to welcome you to Northwest through our orientation experience! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwest is moving Summer Orientation, Advisement and Registration a summer-long online orientation. We also intend to offer an in-person orientation for students and families who wish to attend SOAR on campus.

When is the in-person on-campus orientation?

If you choose to attend an in-person on-campus orientation day, select from one of the dates below by logging in to CatPAWS and selecting the date that works for you.

  • Tuesday, July 21
  • Wednesday, July 22
  • Friday, July 24
  • Saturday, July 25
  • Tuesday, July 28
  • Thursday, July 30
  • Friday, July 31
  • Saturday, Aug. 1

If you have questions about registering for SOAR, contact the Office of Orientation at studentsuccess@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1951.

To sign up for SOAR, please login to CatPAWS using your User ID (919#) and PIN. Click the Orientation tab and select "Enter the Orientation System".

Register for SOAR

What happens at SOAR?

The summer-long online orientation consists of

  • Receiving your class schedule
  • Meeting one-on-one with your advisor via Zoom
  • Weekly Spotlight and Facebook Live sessions to address topics such as financial assistance, first-generation students, the Student Success Center and profession-based learning experiences, to name a few
  • Weekly Zoom meetings with representatives from various campus offices for Q&A opportunities
  • Weekly Zoom meetings with your SOAR leader
  • Instagram takeovers @nworientation

The on-campus orientation consists of

  • Programming tracks for students and parent/family members
  • Meeting with your academic advisor and SOAR leader in person
  • Visiting campus and completing outstanding items
  • Interacting with a faculty member from your academic area
  • Connecting with other Bearcats

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