Take your first steps as a Northern Vermont University student at NVU-Lyndon's SOAR. 

SOAR is a Student Orientation, Advising, and Resources program that is required for all new Northern Vermont University-Lyndon students. New students are required to attend one SOAR session over the summer. Information about summer 2019 SOAR registration will be available on your admission portal Next Steps New Student Checklist. 

Summer 2020 SOAR Session Dates

  • SOAR 1 - July 14-15
  • SOAR 2 - July 16-17
  • SOAR 3 – August 13-14

SOAR Schedules

2020 SOAR schedules will be posted in the spring.

What to Bring

  • Photo ID 
  • Documentation of any College Board AP exams 
  • Comfortable, casual clothing, and walking shoes 
  • Backpack/bag 
  • Spending money (bookstore, snacks, etc) 
  • Notebook and pen 
  • Bedding (pillow, sheets, blanket) 
  • Towels/Toiletries

Travel and Lodging

Students who would like to experience a night in the residence halls or are traveling long distances and need accommodations during Summer SOAR are welcome to stay with us free of charge. Students will be assigned to a double-room with a roommate in our residence halls. Our apologies, but special requests for roommates during SOAR cannot be accommodated.

Please be aware that due to space limitations on campus, we can only provide lodging accommodations for students. Parents and guests need to make their own lodging arrangements.

Special Needs

Students needing special accommodations for any portion of the SOAR program should contact Mary Etter, Lyndon’s Learning Specialist at 802.626.6210 or via e-mail at Mary.Etter@NorthernVermont.edu. Please make your requests 14 days in advance of your SOAR session to guarantee the availability of accommodations on-site.

Failure to Attend

All new students are REQUIRED to attend and fully participate in the full duration of the SOAR program. Students who fail to show or do not complete their SOAR session will need to reschedule and attend another session.