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SOAR Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration

As a first-time freshman, you are probably excited about your transition to college and beginning your new life at Northwest -- and we are just as excited to welcome you to the Northwest family. But along with that excitement you may also be feeling some uncertainty. The purpose of SOAR is to ease that uncertainty and address those unanswered questions you may still have, making your transition into college as smooth as possible.

SOAR is a Summer Orientation Advisement and Registration program for first-time freshmen. During SOAR you will spend one day on campus visiting with your SOAR Leader (a current Northwest student who shares similar interests), meeting with a faculty advisor and registering for first semester classes. You will also get the opportunity to visit the residence halls, attend a student services fair and meet personnel from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance.

We understand that you may not be the only one with unanswered questions. A special program is also available for parents and family members of our incoming freshmen during SOAR. At the end of the day the whole family will leave knowing what to expect when you move to campus in the fall.

2018 SOAR Dates

Registration is open! You will receive an email invitation with directions about how to register using your CatPAWS account. You will select one of the dates listed below. Make sure you sign up soon!

Before registering for SOAR, you will need to:

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

Registering For SOAR

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

For full directions on signing up and for more information on what happens at SOAR, view the SOAR invitation.

Register for SOAR

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