Student Orientation, Advising & Registration Schedules

  • Now that you have registered to attend SOAR, there are a few things we want you to know about the event as well as a few tasks you will want to complete prior to attending.

    Tasks to Complete Prior to SOAR

    Things to Know About SOAR

    Check-In, Directions & Parking

    Check-in will take place the Comstock Memorial Union (CMU) between 8:30-9:00 a.m.

    Please note: You will not need to display a parking permit or put change in the meters in any of the lots labeled "metered" (M) or "general" (G) when you attend your SOAR.

    Information Sessions

    Joint and concurrent information sessions are designed to inform and support students and their family/guests through this first phase of the transition to MSUM. Part of this transition includes students' taking their first of many new, independent steps towards owning their college experience by participating in several information sessions that are separate from their family/guest. Information covered in these sessions will include similar topics areas with messages that are geared towards the respective groups. Topics include scholarships, financial aid, career development, housing, dining, learning communities and more.

    Although family/guests are not required to attend with their student, we strongly encourage family members who are supporting students in their college experience to attend, especially if you are sending your first student to college.

    Advising and Class Registration

    Students will meet with an advisor in their area of study to recommend appropriate coursework and student leaders will help register students into the recommended courses.


    The schedule below is an overview of the day. You will receive a more detailed schedule when you check-in at your SOAR.

  • Fall 2020 Schedule - June 11, 12, 13, & 17, 18, 19; and July 24

    • 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union Overlook Lounge
      • Check-in
    • 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. | Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom
      • Welcome and Information Sessions
    • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom
      • Lunch and Student Leader Panel
    • 12:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union & Livingston Lord Library
      • Students: Academic Advising and Class Registration; Families: Information Breakout Sessions
    • 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | Comstock Memorial Union
      • Student Services Fair, Optional Housing Tours, & Check-Out

    PSEO students wanting to register for their first semester courses at MSUM should contact Laura Kiemele in the Academic Support Center at 218.477.2442 for assistance.

    Parents and guests are welcome at Student Orientation, Advising & Registration! They will attend programs designed specifically for them, with topics that include financial aid, housing, safety, health and wellness and more.

    Because the transition to college can be a big change for the entire family, Student Orientation, Advising & Registration is an important part of the transition process. Parents and students will attend some sessions jointly and be separated for others. This separation allows us to customize the content you receive and allows students to take their first steps toward independence.