Due to the impact of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff and guests, we have made the difficult decision to transition to online orientation services this summer.
We know you were looking forward to coming to campus for Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR), and we recognize many of you are being impacted by our current situation in complex ways. Even though we are going digital this summer, students and their families will be provided with a comprehensive online SOAR experience that includes all the elements of an on-campus SOAR broken up into 5 bite sized pieces. This new format allows us to deliver more information over an extended period of time and allows the experience to be customized to meet the needs of our students and their families. Below are a breakdown of the 5 phases of the Online SOAR Experience.
Students will work their Admissions Representative to confirm essential information needed to ensure they are assigned to an applicable advisor that best suits their educational goals.
Students will complete a pre-enrollment survey that will allow us to gather more information about each unique students' needs and areas of interest. This information will be utilized by members of our advising faculty and staff to put together a fall course schedule that will set each student up for success!
Students and their families will complete online orientation together.
Families are encouraged to view the videos below to learn how they can best support their student throughout the transition to MSUM.
You can watch these videos by utilizing the playlist, which allows you to watch through all of the videos without coming back to this page.
Orientation Video Playlist
If you prefer to watch one video at a time, just click on each individual video title below.
Students will continue to receive communications from their Student Orientaiton Counselors (SOCs) to encourage engagement and serve as a guide throughout the transition process.
Students and Families will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with student service areas as needed.