First-Year SOAR

(Student Orientation, Academics, and Resources)

Congratulations on your acceptance to Florida Atlantic University. We are so excited to have you join the Owl Family! This is an exciting time, with lots of steps to prepare for your first day on campus. The Office of New Student Orientation is here to help you through this transition.

First-Year Student Orientation is specially designed with you in mind. All new incoming students are required to complete an orientation session. Please read through these pages carefully, as there is a lot of information to know before you make your reservation.

                                                                           "See you soon!" - 2021 Orientation Leader team


What type of a First-Year student are you?

First-Time in College students and Transfer students with less than 30 credits post secondary will need to attend First-Year SOAR! If you are a part of a Pathway, you will have specific options to choose from when logging into the Reservation system. This also applies to students in specific majors or programs such as Music, Nursing and FAU High. Your options will be listed for you via the Reservation system.


To make your SOAR reservation, be sure to log in to your OwlDone Portal and visit the reserve tab on the lefthand side for a step by step guide! 2021 Summer/Fall SOAR reservations open early March.


If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations please complete the Application for Support Services and submit with documentation of your disability to Student Accessibility Services (SAS) will process the application and contact you to discuss your accommodation needs. SAS requires that this information be provided at least two weeks prior to your orientation date so that they have sufficient time to set up the accommodations requested. Thank you!