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Welcome New Students!

Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)

Transitioning to college can be both exciting and challenging, and there are still some big decisions to be made. To guide you through the process to make this significant move easier, Alcorn State University has a summer orientation program where new and transfer students can meet other classmates, learn about campus life, attend workshops, register for fall semester classes and talk with faculty and staff. Orientation is a great time to ask questions and get a sneak peek of what to expect before the semester begins.

Parents are also encouraged to attend SOAR; thus, while students are engaged, family members will be also. Parents, we realize you will have concerns; therefore, we provide information and resources so you can assist your son or daughter along their journey.

During the Summer Orientation Experience, students will:

  • Have meaningful interactions with faculty, staff and peers.
  • Become knowledgeable of campus resources and services that support academic and personal development.
  • Build an educational plan for courses. Students will complete their fall semester class schedule during SOAR if they have not already done so.

We hope you have a wonderful experience full of great memories, and we are excited that you chose Alcorn State University!


Each SOAR is a one-day event from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You are cordially invited to join us for Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR). Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. in the James L. Bolden Campus Union Multi-Purpose Room.

SOAR 2021 Dates

Freshmen Students Transfer Students
Thursday, June 17, 2021 Thursday, July 8, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Click on the appropriate link below to register for SOAR and to request a class schedule. Once your form has been received, you will get a confirmation reply, “Thank you for submitting.”

Freshmen Student Registration (SOAR 2021)

Transfer Student Registration (SOAR 2021)


Submit a question to ctcayou@alcorn.edu or valerie@alcorn.edu or call 601.877.6226 or 601.877.6385.