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SOAR: New Student Orientation

Welcome to SOAR: New Student Orientation

Welcome to spring SOAR here at Illinois Tech! During SOAR students will explore campus resources, learn about the academic and advising process, and get introduced to key technology services that you will use throughout your time at Illinois Tech.

Due to safety precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, SOAR spring sessions will take place virtually with limited in-person activities. All guests are required to wear mask when indoors despite vaccination status. 

All students required to attend SOAR.

SOAR participants will be able to...

  • Explain your academic requirements and expectations 
  • Identify resources that will assist you in succeeding academically and socially at Illinois Tech 
  • Describe how to get involved within the Office of Campus Life and Campus Recreation at Illinois Tech 
  • Describe ways that you can help create an inclusive community 
  • Understand how to navigate the technology services that you will use throughout your experience at Illinois Tech 
  • Understand the purpose of higher education and identify how it relates to your education goals 
  • Describe the rights and responsibilities associated with being a part of the Illinois Tech campus community 
  • Be familiar with faculty, staff, and students on campus 

Check out our full schedule of events here.

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SOAR Campus Experience (Optional)

SOAR Campus Experiences are in-person, customized and planned by our student SOAR leaders and are specifically unique to your interests. Activities may include an insider campus tour; an experiential learning project in our IDEA shop; a global service project using virtual software and tools; and a picnic on one of our outdoor green spaces or in one of our state-of-the-art buildings with up to five other incoming students.

SOAR Campus Experiences are optional and designed to complement our required online sessions.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions for you to learn more about SOAR.

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