First Year Student

Student Program Information

On behalf of the University community, we would like to congratulate you on your admission to UNC Charlotte! We are sure you are excited about beginning your career as a 49er. In order to make your time here the most rewarding, you should take advantage of the SOAR Program. This program assists you with your transition to UNC Charlotte and allows you to meet with your academic advisor and register for your fall classes. You will also learn important information about the university and all of the services in place to promote your success.

In order to register for fall semester classes, it is mandatory that all students attend all programs within a SOAR session. Failure to attend and participate may result in a student’s dismissal from the program.

Activate your NinerNET Account:
Before you proceed with registration for orientation you need to activate your NinerNET account at ninernet.uncc.edu. If you need assistance logging into your NinerNET account, please call IT Service Desk at: 704-687-5500, Option 2.

Congratulations on your admission into UNC Charlotte. We thank you for your interest in attending. Our 2018 Summer SOAR sessions will be held on:

Freshmen Session 1: Tuesday, June 5 – Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Freshmen Session 2: Thursday, June 7 – Friday, June 8, 2018

Freshmen Session 3: Tuesday, June 12 – Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Freshmen Session 4: Thursday, June 14 – Friday, June 15, 2018

Freshmen Session 5: Tuesday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Freshmen Session 6: Thursday, June 21 – Friday, June 22, 2018

Freshmen Session 7: Tuesday, June 26 – Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Freshmen Session 8: Thursday, June 28 – Friday, June 29 2018

Freshmen Session 9: Tuesday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Freshmen Session 10: Thursday, July 12 – Friday, July 13, 2018

Freshmen Session 11: Tuesday, July 17 – Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Freshmen Session 12:  Thursday, July 19 – Friday, July 20, 2018

Freshmen Session 13:  Thursday, August 2 – Friday, August 3, 2018  

Freshmen Session 14:  Thursday, August 16, 2018

Freshmen Session 15:  Friday, August 17, 2018

Students may only attend an orientation sessions if their major is available for academic advising.  The SOAR registration system allows students to only register for orientation sessions at which their academic major is advising.

Registration for this session will become available April 2nd at 12:00pm.

Please click here for Academic advising availability 

The fee for first-year SOAR dates is $135.

Special Notes:

  • Please do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until you complete the SOAR registration process and receive confirmation of your assigned SOAR session.
  • Not all academic departments advise every session.
  • Students are only able to register for SOAR sessions at which academic advising is available for their major.
  • Should students need to change their major prior to registering for SOAR, contact the Office of Admissions at (704) 687-5507 or at admissions@uncc.edu; the process may take several business days to complete.
At Summer first-year SOAR, students have the opportunity to meet with a representative from their academic college. Advisors and faculty members will be available to present specific information related to the student’s college and major. Should students need to change their major prior to registering for SOAR, contact the Office of Admissions at (704) 687-5507 or at admissions@uncc.edu; the process may take several business days to complete.
Check-In is from 7:30am – 8:00 a.m. for Summer SOAR sessions and takes place at the Student Union, room 200. 
Parking for Summer SOAR is in lot 25. Please make sure you print your parking pass from your confirmation packet.  There will be green and yellow signs directing you to the parking and check-in areas. Individuals parking in the Visitor’s Deck are personally responsible for any parking fees.

First-year students must stay overnight in the residence halls as part of the program. Because of this, please bring overnight items (clothes, personal hygiene items, an alarm clock or phone charger, etc.). In addition to overnight supplies, the following items are recommended:

  1. Pen, pencil, notebook
  2. Copies of unofficial transcripts
  3. Umbrella
  4. Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  5. Lightweight jacket
  6. Registration confirmation email
  7. UNC Charlotte Student ID Number (You should memorize this number)

In the event you have yet to send in your required immunization records, visit the Student Health Center website at studenthealth.uncc.edu or contact the Immunizations Department directly at (704) 687-7424 for submission instructions. A Student Health Center representative will also be available for questions during resource fair sessions. 

Students with documented disabilities such as vision, hearing or mobility impairments, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or learning disabilities that may require test accommodations should contact the Office of Disability Services at least one month in advance of attending SOAR by calling (704) 687-0040 V/TDD. Students must provide disability documentation to the university in order to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations.

Test accommodations such as low distraction environment, extended test time, computer assistance, or enlarged print must be requested one week in advance and must be appropriate for the documented disability. Students who need sign language interpreters or materials in Braille should contact the Office of Disability Services at least one month in advance of attending SOAR. For more information check the Disability Services website at 
www.ds.uncc.edu or contact the Office of Disability Services.

Students whose majors lie within the College of Arts and Architecture and Liberal Arts and Sciences in addition to those majoring in International Business must demonstrate a competency in either a foreign language or American Sign Language. You can access information regarding taking the proficiency exam at: https://languages.uncc.edu/undergraduate-programs/requirements-and-policies/language-placement-test. Additional questions about foreign language requirements and exemptions for CLEP, AP, and prior course work is available at the website above or may be directed to the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at (704) 687-8754. The foreign language exam costs $10, and payment can only be received with a credit card through their office.

Additional questions about foreign language requirements and exemptions for CLEP, AP, and prior course work is available at the website above or may be directed to the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at (704) 687-8754.

Questions?

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
King Building Rm. 208
9201 University City Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
704.687.5509
soardos@uncc.edu