SOAR - Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration

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Welcome Aggie Parents


Aggie parents enjoy a rich tradition of involvement with their students. We realize that the transition to college affects the entire family. Our Parent Orientation has been designed to provide answers to your questions, while fostering open discussion among parents, University administrators, and current Utah State students. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) will be discussed, along with ways that you can be supportive to your student while letting him or her maintain a level of independence.


Fall Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation is a separate but concurrent orientation session designed for parents and family members of incoming students. It is designed to give parents and family members a general idea of what to expect while their student attends Utah State University. A wide array of services and resources available to students and family members will be covered, as well as important topics relevant to having a student go through the transition to college. Parent Orientation provides an opportunity to meet with University administrators and to receive direct answers from official University sources.

Parent Orientation will be held during one-day and two-day Fall SOAR dates throughout the summer. These dates may be found on the SOAR Homepage. Click Here. The price is $15/parent and includes lunch.


Fall Parent Orientation Schedule

  • 9:00-10:45 a.m. - Check-In with student (some students will be taking math placement tests during this time)
  • 11 a.m. - Welcome
  • 11:10 a.m. – Parent Welcome
  • 11:15 a.m. – Academics, Finances, and Student Life
  • 11:45 a.m. - Academic Resource Center, Campus Safety, Career Services
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. - Debit and I.D. Card
  • 1:25 p.m. – Student Health and Wellness
  • 2:30 p.m. - Wrap up and Final Questions

Express Parent Orientation

  • 7:45-9:30 Check-in
  • 8:00- 9:45 Workshops (optional) and Math Placement tests (for students)
  • 9:45 – 10:15 Overall Welcome
  • 10:15-10:25 Parent Welcome and Schedule
  • 10:25-11:00 Academics, Finances, Student Life
  • 11:00-11:55 Student Health and Wellness
  • 11:55-12:45 Lunch and Information Fair
  • 12:45- 1:30 Student to Parent Panel
  • 1:30-1:40 Student ID Card
  • 1:40-1:55 Campus Safety/USU Police
  • 1:55-2:10 Break
  • 2:10-2:25 Academic Resource Center
  • 2:25-2:35 Career Services
  • 2:35-2:55 Housing, Dining, Residence Life

Extended Parent Orientation - Day One

  • 7:45-9:30 - Check-in
  • 8:00- 9:45 - Math Placement Tests (for students)
  • 9:45 – 10:15 - Overall Welcome
  • 10:15-10:25 - Parent Welcome and Schedule
  • 10:25-11:00 - Academics, Finances, Student Life
  • 11:00-11:55 - Student Health and Wellness
  • 11:55-12:45 - Lunch and Information Fair
  • 12:45- 1:30 - Student to Parent Panel
  • 1:30-1:40 - Student ID Card
  • 1:40-1:55 - Campus Safety/USU Police
  • 1:55-2:10 - Break
  • 2:10-2:25 - Academic Resource Center
  • 2:25-2:35 - Career Services
  • 2:35-2:55 - Housing, Dining, Residence Life

  • 3:00-4:30 - Registration and Tours
  • 3:30-6:00 - Games on the Quad/Free Time
  • 6:00-6:45 - Dinner
  • 6:45-7:45 - Logan City Bus Tour

Extended Parent Orientation - Day Two

  • 8:00-9:00 - Student Res. Hall Checkout
  • 8:30-9:50 - Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:30 - Transitions and Resources
  • 10:30-10:50 - Wrap-up and Q&A
  • 11:00-11:25 - Workshop Session I
  • 11:30-11:55 - Workshop Session II
  • 12:00 – 12:30 - Aggie Ice Cream/Evaluations