Student Orientation, Advising & Registration Information

We are excited for you to join us this summer at a Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR)! Here's everything you need to know!

Before you attend your SOAR

  • Complete Online Orientation (at least three days prior to your SOAR).
    • At the end of the online orientation, you will be guided through a list of tasks you will want to complete before attending your in-person SOAR!

SOAR Details


  • Check-in will be your first stop for SOAR starting at 8:30 am-9:00 am and will be located on the 2nd floor of the Comstock Memorial Union (CMU).
  • The physical address for the CMU is 615 14th St. S.
  • Free parking is available in metered (M) or general (G).


  • 8:30 am-9:00 am | Check-in | Comstock Memorial Union Overlook Lounge
    • You and your family member/guest will receive information that you will need throughout the program.
    • We will reconfirm that the information we have on you is correct and make any necessary changes at this time.
  • 9:00 am-10:00 am | Joint Presentations | Various Locations
    • Welcome and overview of the day
    • Learning Community Involvement
    • Breakout Session Discussion and Dismissal
  • 10:00 am-11:30 pm | Breakout Session I | Various Locations
    • Student Sessions
      • Get a Job! No, seriously
        • Learn how you can get a job on-campus right away!
      • Scorch Snaps
        • Take your photo for your Dragon ID card
      • Tools for School
        • Log in to your Dragon email, confirm your Star ID, download applicable apps, and more!
    • Family & Guest Sessions - Presentation Slides
      • Housing, Dining and Public Safety Presentation with Q & A
      • Bills and Payment Presentation
      • Needs-based Student Support
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm | Lunch | Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom
  • 12:30 am-4:00 pm | Breakout Session II | Various Locations
    • Student Sessions
      • Academic Presentation
      • Advising and Registration
        • You will meet with an advisor who will help you choose your first-semester coursework and then help you register for those courses.
    • Family & Guest Sessions
      • US Bank
      • Begin with the End in Mind
        • Learn how you can support your student from afar
      • Student Mentor Panel
        • Hear from current MSUM students about their experience at MSUM
  • 1:30 pm-4:00 pm | Student Services Fair, Housing Tours
    • Housing & Residential Life Tours
      • See a room in your preferred residence hall.
    • Student Services Fair
      • Get any last-minute questions answered before you leave!