The Office of Campus Life has changed the name of IIT’s new student orientation to Student Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (SOAR). A soft roll out of SOAR will take place this summer and a full implementation will occur in Spring 2015.
One of the reasons behind the name change is to incorporate more school spirit into Campus Life programs. The schedule for SOAR and the role of students in the program will not change. Campus Life is looking for a way to foster more school spirit and the name change better reflects these efforts. Orientation for many students is their first big interaction with their new university, and bringing more hawk pride to Campus Life programs will cultivate continued excitement leading into the fall semester.
In addition, Campus Life encourages the IIT community and new students to use #IITSoar. When this hashtag is posted via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, it will be live streamed during the SOAR program.
For questions regarding SOAR, email email@example.com or call 312.567.3702.