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SOAR (Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration)

We are excited to welcome you to Northwest through our orientation experience! SOAR is Northwest’s summer orientation, advisement and registration experience. It consists of a full-day on campus and includes:

  • 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

2021 SOAR Dates

SOAR registration is open!

  • Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - CLOSED
  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - CLOSED
  • Friday, June 18, 2021 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 - CLOSED
  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - CLOSED
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - CLOSED
  • Friday, June 25, 2021 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 - CLOSED

If you have questions about registering for SOAR, contact the Office of Orientation at or 660.562.1695.

Registering For SOAR

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

In addition to SOAR, you will also have opportunities to connect with Northwest throughout the summer, including:

  • 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
  • Zoom meetings with representatives from various campus offices for Q&A opportunities
  • Zoom meetings with your SOAR leader
  • Instagram takeovers @nworientation