Summer Orientation for Academic Excellence and Retention
SOAR is designed for students who value inclusiveness and cultural diversity, and who want to ensure their first year in college is rewarding and successful. It is a great introduction to college life in Vermont. This is an opportunity to spend time with diverse, international and multilingual people. Facilitated by professors, staff and former SOAR participants, the program offers a unique mixture of social and academic orientation. If you are looking for an amazing orientation program with an international flair, SOAR is for you.
You will spend SOAR enjoying the outdoors, having international dinners and fun-filled evenings making new friends around bonfires. Our day on the island of Isle La Motte has always been breathtaking. SOAR is real. We will answer all your questions about the dos and don'ts of college life, and best approach to having a great first year on our campus. You can expect honest answers and discussions about first semester transitions and college life. All meals are provided. SOAR is offered only once this summer so apply as soon as possible. SOAR fills up quickly and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. More information will be forthcoming following your application and payment. Please register by June 7, 2013.
Who goes to SOAR?
All new students are eligible for SOAR. Those interested in having a wonderful multicultural experience and meeting a diverse group of students are encouraged to apply. There are at least 16 faculty/staff and students who will also be with you.
What else do you need to know?
We spend the first night exploring Vermont night life, with a dinner and return to campus. Friday is Summer Registration Day. Then we spend the next day, Saturday, on an island and Sunday morning we return to campus. All meals are provided. SOAR fills up quickly and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. More information will be forthcoming following your application and payment. Please register by June 7, 2013.
What is the cost?
SOAR is $215 per student.
SOAR begins Thursday, July 18. The day starts with check-in from 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. on the Saint Michael’s campus. SOAR is offered only once this summer and is accepting only 45 students, so please apply as soon as possible.
Please note: registrations will not be taken by phone. The only way to register for a program is to submit the registration form located in the New Student Guide.
For questions and more information:
Moise St. Louis
Assistant Dean of Students/
Director of Multicultural Affairs