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SOAR: Summer Orientation

Prepare to Join Griffin Nation

SOAR: Summer Orientation is required for all new undergraduates. We offer two versions, one for freshmen and one for transfer students, that are tailored to the unique needs of each group. Learn more about what to expect from your SOAR experience, and register for the date that best fits your schedule. Please note that there is a registration cap for each session, so be sure to register early.

We look forward to seeing you!

About SOAR for Freshmen

During SOAR: Summer Orientation, our first-time, first-year students can expect to engage with the various tools needed to be successful at Fontbonne. You will be introduced to helpful staff and faculty, academic services, community building opportunities led by upperclassmen, and school spirit initiatives sure to fill you with Griffin pride. This daylong program offers an exciting introduction to the Fontbonne community!

Dates for Summer 2022

Our Freshmen SOAR Events will be held on June 9, 10, 14, 15, 2022. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Here

If you are unable to attend a SOAR session, please contact your admission counselor.

Download Freshman Student Schedule

Download Guest Schedule

About SOAR for Transfer Students

Transfer students can expect to learn more about our academic support services, student affairs, processes related to financial aid and our business office, and needs from information technology. Our transfer orientation programs provide key information in fast-paced sessions that allow new students to connect with the appropriate resources to be successful at Fontbonne.

Dates for Summer 2022

Our Transfer SOAR event will be held on June 21. We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Here

If you are unable to attend a SOAR session, please contact your admission counselor.

Download Transfer Student Schedule

Download Guest Schedule

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

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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