Spring SOAR

Spring 2022 SOAR

Welcome new Tri-Cities Cougs! We are so excited that you chose to join our family!

SOAR Orientation at Washington State University Tri-Cities is a mandatory program required for all new students and will provide Spring 2022 admitted students with the critical information needed to begin their academic journey at WSU. There are four required pieces of programming outlined below.

First Year Students and Transfer students starting during the 2022 Spring Semester  will participate in the same SOAR Program.

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Timeline of Spring SOAR 2022

All Incoming Students

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This portion of your SOAR experience will take place on the SOAR Online Platform.

During this part of SOAR you will receive:
– A special welcome message from Chancellor Sandra Haynes
– An overview of your entire SOAR experience
– Virtual tour of WSU Tri-Cities
– Information about Financial Aid
– Information Academic Programs offered at WSU Tri-Cities
– Information on how to prepare for your next step in the SOAR program, registration and advising

 Date Opens: TBD 

Registration and Advising

In this portion of your SOAR experience you will be meeting virtually with your academic advisor to get registered for fall and spring courses.

These appointments will be individual and you can begin booking your appointments starting Date to Come.

To best be prepared for your appointment please check your WSU email for information regarding required placement exams and documents.

Date Opens: TBD

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SOAR Resource Modules

This portion of your SOAR experience will take place on the SOAR Online Platform.

During this portion you will receive:
– A special welcome message from your Student Body President and Vice President
-Information on Campus Resources
-Information on ways to get involved (Clubs & Organizations)
-Information on WSU Tri-Cities Policies

 Date Opens: TBD

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On Campus Experience

We are tentatively planning an on Campus Experience for late this summer. This on campus portion will allow you an opportunity to tour WSU Tri-Cities and to meet and bond with your fellow cougs!

All updates will be sent to your WSU email as they become available.

Tentatively TBD

Benefits of the SOAR Experience

  • Meet campus faculty and staff
  • Receive Academic Advising and register for fall & spring semester classes at once
  • Learn about graduation and academic requirements
  • Gain knowledge about how to be involved on campus and make the most of your time at WSU
  • Gain insight to campus resources
  • Learn about academic policies and procedures

Contact us

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Ian JamiesonOffice of Student Affairs509-372-7300
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Karina AispuroOffice of Academic Advising509-372-7035

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