Summer Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR) Days

What is SOAR?

The Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) process is designed to get you ready to attend Wartburg College in the fall.  At SOAR, you will meet with your academic advisor, register for classes, meet our amazing Orientation Leaders, and meet some new friends along the way.  Additionally, you will receive pertinent information about financial aid, housing, meal plans, student employment, and academic support.  We look forward to seeing you here at Wartburg!

PLEASE NOTE: The "Academic Catalog Guide Video", the "Essential Education Overview Video", and the "Essential Education: Thinking Strategies Video" above were all created during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Please be mindful that some changes may have been made to the Academic Catalog and the plan of Essential Education since the videos were created.  Thank you!

Welcome to Wartburg College

Welcome to Wartburg College!  We're excited you are becoming a Knight.  This year's SOAR Days are:

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Monday, June 5, 2017 (Overnight Option)
Monday, June 12, 2017 (Overnight Option)
Monday, June 19, 2017

Please note, Monday, June 5 and Monday, June 12 both have an overnight option.  If you wish to spend the evening on campus with other new students, be sure to sign up for the June 5 or June 12 sessions.  Those who wish to take part in the overnight option will arrive to campus on the Sunday before (June 4 and June 11 respectively). The Orange EXCELeration student staff will be here to greet you and engage in some fun campus activities throughout the evening to make your stay comfortable and exciting.  Please know this is a great opportunity to kick off your Wartburg experience and will give you a taste of what what it is like to be a Knight, all while meeting other new Knights.  

To register for a SOAR Day, please refer to SOAR letter and/or email you received from Admissions.  You'll need to register through Wartburg's my.wartburg portal to sign up for SOAR Day.  

Want to know more about the SOAR Day schedule for student?  Click on the schedule link below.

We want to welcome you to the Wartburg family as well!  Throughout SOAR Days, there are several informational sessions taking place for parents to attend.  Below is some information on local hotels and dining options, as well as a copy of the parent's schedule if you would like to know more about the activities and functions taking place for parents on SOAR Day.  


For More Information:
Assistant Director of Pathways
Hours: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (319) 352-8410

Orange Exceleration

For more information about fall orientation,
click the Orange Exceleration image above.