UT MARTIN SOAR DATES ARE BEST TIME FOR FRESHMEN TO REGISTER
MARTIN, Tenn. – Students who have been accepted to join the 2017 freshman class at the
University of Tennessee at Martin have three remaining opportunities to register on campus,
meet potential classmates and roommates, and interact with the faculty and staff at their college
of choice before classes officially begin Aug. 28.
Remaining Summer Orientation and Registration sessions – known as SOAR – will be held June
2 and 16, and July 14. Attendance is mandatory for incoming freshmen and is the only way for
new students to register for fall semester courses.
The registration fee is $45 for each admitted student and $20 per person for any parents,
guardians, siblings or other individuals accompanying the student. Fall tuition and fees are not
due until the start of classes, so no additional expenses are required during SOAR.
Each event will begin with check-in and an administrative fair at 8 a.m. in the Boling University
Center. An official welcome will follow at 8:45, and students will divide into groups to meet
their orientation leaders at 9:15. Informational programs will be held at 10 a.m. and noon, with
lunch on-campus at 11 a.m.
Students will then participate in the first-year flight plan session at 1 p.m. before registering for
classes with a faculty adviser at 1:30. Students will receive their official Skyhawk cards during
checkout from 2:30-5.
“I think SOAR was very helpful. It gave me a feel for the campus and a chance to meet some of
the people I would have classes with later. I got to meet my academic adviser and make
connections with other people in my major’s department,” said Evelyn Turner, a freshman
biology major from Clarksville. “I became a SOAR staff member because I know how hard
transitions are and how chaotic the first semester may seem. To have someone who has been
there before help you through your first experience with college is a blessing, and it starts your
collegiate journey on the right foot.”
For more information or to register to attend the SOAR session of your choice, visit utm.edu/soar
or contact the UT Martin Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 731-881- 7020.