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SOAR Summer Orientation

Prepare to Join Griffin Nation

SOAR Summer Orientation is a required experience for all new undergraduates.  Our SOAR programming allows you to connect with your classmates, meet and engage with upperclassmen student leaders, and will provide pertinent information that will help you succeed at Fontbonne University.

We look forward to hosting you at one of the two SOAR Summer Orientation dates this year!

About SOAR

During this program, you will be introduced to helpful staff and faculty, student leaders, and other mentors that will guide you through your collegiate experience.  The program will also provide opportunity to learn more about services offered on campus all while highlighting ways in which we build community at Fontbonne. 

Students are encouraged to invite up to two parents or guardians to join them for the SOAR Summer Orientation Experience.  These guests will follow their own track providing specific information that will make you most successful in your time at Fontbonne.  Please check back soon to see sample schedules of the day.


Dates for Summer 2023

Our SOAR Summer Orientation Events will be held on Saturday, June 24 and Saturday, July 29, 2023.  We look forward to seeing you there!

If you are unable to attend SOAR Summer Orientation, please contact your admission counselor.

Helpful Reminders

  • Your deposit is due before you can sign up for SOAR: Summer Orientation. If you have not already paid your $100 tuition deposit, submit payment today.
  • Will you be bringing in dual credit or AP credit? If yes, please have your transcripts submitted before SOAR.
  • Filing for financial aid? Fill out the FAFSA with school code 002464

Download Sample Schedules

Contact Us

Questions about the SOAR Program? Need special accommodations? Contact Joel Hermann, Sr. Director of Leadership and Community Engagement, at

If you have questions about early registration, financial aid, or anything else, please contact our Office of Admission at 314-889-1400 (800-205-5862) or email

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