First Year Student Spring

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 spring 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 spring 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 SOAR sessions will be held on:

First-Year Session:  Monday, January 7, 2019

First-Year Session:  Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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 these sessions is currently available.

Please click here for Academic advising availability 

There is no fee for the January SOAR sessions.

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 spring first-year SOAR sessions, 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 SOAR sessions and takes place at the Student Union, room 200. 
Parking for spring SOAR is in the lower levels of the Popp Martin Student Union Parking Deck. 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, as SOAR parking will only be allowed in the bottom portion of the parking deck. Individuals parking in the Visitor’s Deck are personally responsible for any parking fees.

Because spring SOAR sessions take place just prior to the start of classes, these sessions are each one-day in length and do not require an overnight stay. Please bring the following items with you to your SOAR session: 

  1. Pen, pencil, notebook
  2. Copies of unofficial transcripts
  3. Umbrella
  4. Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  5. Lightweight jacket
  6. Registration confirmation email and parking pass
  7. Virtual SOAR Completion Confirmation
  8. 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. 

While there are no required tests that occur during SOAR, 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 for those students who wish to take the Foreign Lanugage Proficiency exam at their SOAR session. 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