Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)

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Welcome to Lincoln College! Whether you’re joining us as a first time college student or transfer, SOAR marks the official beginning of your college adventure.

Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR) is a program designed to introduce you to many aspects of life at Lincoln College. You will meet with key members of our faculty, staff, and student body. This website will assist you in your transition to Lincoln College. We invite you to peruse through its pages to find orientation schedules, important forms and dates, and many other resources.

We are very excited to join you in your new journey as a Lynx. You’ve made a wise choice. Lincoln College is a great place to study and live. Your opportunities are endless. Because of its importance, it is REQUIRED that first year, residential students attend one of the nine 2-day sessions offered this summer. We limit each session to approximately 50 students.

To be eligible to attend SOAR and secure your classes for Fall 2017, the Lincoln College Office of Admissions must have record of your enrollment and housing deposit.  Click here to pay your deposits online or call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-569-0556. 

During SOAR you will:

  • Meet other students

  • Register for Fall classes

  • Participate in “team-oriented” activities

  • Learn about student life at Lincoln

  • Become familiar with campus resources

2017 Commuter SOAR Dates (Register for one only)
Session 1.  May 23, 2017
Session 2.  May 25, 2017

2017 Residential SOAR Dates (Register for one only)
Session 1.        June 5-6
Session 2.        June 12-13
Session 3.        June 15-16
Session 4.        June 26-27
Session 5.        June 29-30
Session 6.        July 10-11
Session 7.        July 13-14
Session 8.        July 24-25
Session 9.        August 7-8

SOAR Fee

There is a one-time fee of $50 for commuter students attending the 1-day SOAR and a $100 fee for students attending the 2-day SOAR. This fee covers the SOAR program including meals and overnight lodging. Up to two parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend SOAR for an additional fee of $25 each.

Travel & Scheduling

Plan your travel to arrive on campus during the SOAR check-in time between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If not, you will likely miss some sessions that cannot be made up without considerable inconvenience to you. Check-out for Orientation will be after closing remarks at 1:00 p.m. on the final day of SOAR.

What should I bring?

First year students and parents/guardians will stay in two different locations. You should bring:

  • Bedding material for a long twin bed, including pillow (residence halls are air conditioned)
  • Alarm clock
  • Washcloth and towel
  • Toiletries
  • Money for snacks, souvenirs, etc. from the Lincoln College Book Store

Students are required to stay on campus. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay in the residence halls, but may also purchase a hotel room.

Parent/Guardians

Parenting a first-year college student is a unique emotional experience in that it can be exciting, rewarding, frustrating, and traumatic – all within the same 24-hour period. Throughout SOAR, you’ll be given information on helping your student make wise decisions, knowing how much and what types of communication are effective, and fostering your student’s growth and development.

Register