SOAR Webinar Series

Learn more about campus resources through this supplemental series

NSFS is excited to continue the SOAR Webinar Series in January for incoming students and families. These webinars will allow new 49ers to connect with campus resources and learn more about Niner Nation. All live sessions will take place on Friday, January 15, 2021, with additional on-demand sessions available through the website. 

TO ATTEND: View the schedule below and click the associated link to register for the session. Pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link. If you have any questions, please email us at soarwebinars@uncc.edu.

Spring 2021 Sessions

All sessions will take place on Friday, January 15, 2021. Students attending Transfer SOAR on January 15 are not able to participate in webinars during their orientation session (9 a.m.-2 p.m.).

 

9 a.m. 

The Career Experience at UNC Charlotte
University Career Center

Join the University Career Center (UCC) to learn how to get started with your career experience at the University. The UCC offers various resources from resume review to interview practices. Join this session to hear more about the services offered to students!

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10 a.m.

Become a Global Niner!
Office of International Programs

Learn more about international opportunities at UNC Charlotte by attending this interactive session. Students and families will learn more about study abroad and how to connect with international happenings on campus.

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11 a.m.

Healthy Relationships in College
Center for Wellness Promotion

In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the most common forms of interpersonal violence impacting college students, such as sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking; resources available on campus; and helpful conversation starters. This workshop will also discuss healthy vs. unhealthy dating behaviors, identifying red flags, and communicating boundaries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Q&A with Business Services
Dining Services, Parking & Transportation Services, Campus Bookstore, Mail & Package Serivces, and More

Learn about parking, dining, the bookstore, mail services, print services, and more from key Business Services leaders. This session will also feature an opportunity to ask your important questions!

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Popp Martin Student Union & Cone University Center: Who We Are and What We Do
Popp Martin Student Union & Cone University Center

Join this session to learn more about UNC Charlotte's Popp Martin Student Union and Cone University Center. These key facilities are at the center of the student experience -- consider us your campus "living room" where you can gather, connect, engage, and more! This session will feature an overview of the facilities as well as Q&A with presenters. 

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12 p.m.

Virtual Niner Nosh with Dean Davis
Dean of Students Office

Grab your lunch and join Dean Davis for a virtual Niner Nosh to hear why UNC Charlotte is such a great place to be, learn about campus traditions, and explore how to "stake your claim" in Niner Nation!

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Student Insurance Requirements and Questions
Student Health Center

Do you have questions about the student insurance requirement at UNC Charlotte? Join this session to learn more about the requirement and get your questions answered.

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1 p.m.

Success in Freshman Engineering
Office of Student Development Services, Lee College of Engineering

Are you an incoming first-year engineering student? Join this session to learn more about student services in the Lee College of Engineering as well as get your questions answered before starting this spring.

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Army ROTC Enrollment & Scholarship Information
Army ROTC

Join this session to learn about the Army ROTC program at Charlotte. This program offers leadership development, scholarships, and more to students.

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2 p.m.

Campus Health & Wellbeing Panel
Student Health Center, Center for Wellness Promotion, University Recreation, and Counseling & Psychological Services

The Health & Wellbeing unit is committed to promoting student holistic development to support success. This panel will present information regarding services offered by the unit’s departments, including Student Health, University Recreation, Center for Wellness Promotion, and Counseling & Psychological Services.

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Niners Know: Substance Use Edition
Center for Wellness Promotion

What is the Center for Wellness Promotion? What does low-risk substance use look like? What resources are available on campus? Niners Know: Substance Use Edition aims to empower you with the knowledge of the resources available on campus, as well as how you can be a resource for others yourself. We also take a quick look at general substance use guidelines in order to instill wellness knowledge throughout Niner Nation.

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Click Here to Learn More about the Discover Your Wellness Passport Program

Get Involved at UNC Charlotte!
Office of Student Involvement

Join this session to hear from current student leaders about the ways to get involved in extracurricular activities and organizations.

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3 p.m.

What's Happening at Atkins Library?
J. Murrey Atkins Library

This session will provide an overview of the resources, services, and educational opportunities provided by Atkins Library. In a series of lightning talks, librarians will focus on topics such as Area 49, research and instruction, student engagement activities, and equipment/materials available for checkout.

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Embrace the Adventure!
Venture Outdoor Leadership

Join Venture Outdoor Leadership to learn how you can embrace adventure at UNC Charlotte. As a leadership development program, Venture offers transformative experiences through adventure trips, team building, academic courses, and student leadership positions. This session will introduce you to Venture Outdoor Leadership and allow you to get to know your peers in new ways.

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Secrets to Student Success
University Center for Academic Excellence

The University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) will explore how to make a successful transition into UNC Charlotte. Learn more about strategies of successful students, enrichment opportunities, and available campus resources.

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4 p.m.

Ninerthon 101 and How to Get Involved
Ninerthon

This session will highlight Ninerthon--a student-run philanthropy organization on campus supporting Levine Children's Hospital. This presentation will overview the organization, as well as introduce participants to Ninerthon's leadership, miracle children, and more. If you are interested in giving back, this is a great organization to learn more about!

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UREC 101
University Recreation (UREC)

This session will provide an opportunity for students and families to learn more about what UREC has to offer to them. Our goal is to ensure that all students feel like they have a place here at UREC. The session will include an overview of services and programs offered as well as feature an opportunity to answer questions surrounding our COVID protocols.

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Spring 2021 On-Demand Sessions

Click the links below to view on-demand recordings of SOAR Webinar Series sessions.

Sneak Peek at Greek
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

View this session to learn more about fraternity and sorority life at UNC Charlotte.

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Police & Public Safety General Department Overview and Resources
Police & Public Safety

This webinar includes an overview of Police & Public Safety, as well as safety tips, police resources, and programming.

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Adult Student Orientation Webinar: Transitioning Back to the Classroom!
Office of Adult Students & Evening Services

The Adult Student Orienation Webinar covers services and resources designed specifically for adult and nontraditional students. You will learn about scholarships, student success strategies, setting realistic expectations, typical transition challenges, tips for starting your first semester, and so much more.

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Move-In Information & Life in the Residence Halls
Housing & Residence Life

This pre-recorded webinar includes information about preparing for move in (what to bring/not bring, tips/changes to move in, instructions to review Move-In Guide), life in the residence halls, and how to engage in the community.

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Off-Campus Safety
Housing & Residence Life

Join this webinar to learn some practices and tips students who live off campus can incorporate into their daily routines to help to address safety concerns they may have.

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Summer 2020 Sessions

To view the archive of this past summer's sessions, please visit the NSFS YouTube Channel. Links to and descriptions of each session from Summer 2020 can be found below.

PLEASE NOTE: Some content included in these sessions may be outdated for Spring 2021. If a similar session is offered for Spring 2021, you are highly encouraged to register and attend that session.

Academics

Student Success in Chemistry Courses
Chemistry Department

Planning to take a Chemistry course this semester? This session will provide tips and resources to help you succeed in your coursework and will answer questions you might have about Chemistry at UNC Charlotte.

WRDS Minor and Writing Resources Center
Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies

This session will explain the new WRDS minor and its benefits, describe the free writing tutoring available at the WRC, and explain how to make an appointment in person or online.

Fire Safety, Fire Protection, and Occupational Safety Career Options
Fire and Safety Engineering Technology (FSET) Program

Explanation of fire and occupational safety career options as well as the preparation that UNC Charlotte's FSET program provides.

Army ROTC Enrollment & Opportunities
Army ROTC 

This session will provide information on freshman enrollment, contracting and scholarship opportunities, leadership development, and pursuing a path to commissioning as a Second Lieutenant into the U.S. Army, National Guard or Army Reserve.

University Honors Program (UHP) Advising & Orientation (Fall 2020 Focus)
Honors College

Confused about what classes you need to take for the University Honors Program (UHP)? Join us to learn more about honors courses and sequencing, as well as discover what's in store for you as a new member of UHP!  We look forward to welcoming you to the Honors Family!

Information Session for Families of College of Engineering Students
College of Engineering - Office of Student Development and Success (OSDS)

In this session, family members will have an opportunity to learn more about their students' first year in the College of Engineering and the available support services.

Office of Disability Services: Accessing Accommodations as a Niner
Office of Disability Services

Join us for a brief presentation and space for questions regarding Disability Services at UNC Charlotte. We look forward to connecting!

New Undergraduate Program at UNC Charlotte: North Carolina’s First B.S. in Data Science (Fall 2020 Focus)
School of Data Science

The UNC Charlotte School of Data Science (SDS) is officially enrolling undergraduate students for the fall 2020 semester. During this seminar, the SDS Executive Director and Director of Student Services will be discussing what data science is, its importance in today’s society, what students can achieve with a degree in data science, and more. They'll also be discussing the specific program information regarding the undergraduate program. Students will have a full understanding of prerequisites for the major, how to get started in registration, and more! Students and family members will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with SDS faculty and staff.

Learn about the Office of International Programs and become a Global Niner!
Office of International Programs

Learn more about international opportunities at UNC Charlotte by attending this interactive session. Students will learn more about study abroad opportunities, how to get involved, and how to connect with the international happenings on campus.

Family Support & Involvement

Safety and Support Parent/Family Panel
Title IX Office; Student Assistance & Support Services; Student Conduct & Academic Integrity

This pre-recorded safety and support webinar will focus on the services, support, and accommodations available to students in order to create a safe campus environment for all.

Family Resources
New Student & Family Services

Niner families are welcome to join a session on understanding what resources and events UNC Charlotte provides to them. The family experience is vital to a student's transition and we want to make sure they are informed on the opportunities available to them.

Supporting Your Student in Their Transition to College
Counseling & Psychological Services

While the college years are filled with excitement and joy, they are also a time of challenge as students adapt to a new learning and social environment. Learn how you can assist your student in promoting and maintaining well-being in the face of challenges.

Family Forum
New Student & Family Services

All families are welcome to join NSFS staff and Orientation Counselors (OCs) to answer any questions they have before their students start school this semester. This panel is aimed towards incoming families.

Student Involvement & Organizations

How to Get Involved on Campus: A Student Leadership Panel
Student Involvement

A panel of current student leaders within the Student Government Association (SGA), Campus Activity Board (CAB), and various registered student organizations, facilitated by a Student Involvement staff member, will share ways to get involved, how they got involved, the benefits of involvement, and what campus events and involvement may look like in fall semester.

Embrace the Adventure! Learning and Leadership through Adventure Education
Venture Outdoor Leadership

Explore the learning and leadership opportunities offered by Venture Outdoor Leadership, from academic courses to weekend adventure trips. Students will learn how to get connected to this intimate community of outdoor adventurers and student leaders.

Ask an Orientation Counselor
New Student & Family Services

Have a question for an OC? Ask a panel of Orientation Counselors, and they will share more about their experience as students at UNC Charlotte. 

Greek Life: What is It Really About?
Fraternity and Sorority Life

Come hear from the experts in Fraternity and Sorority Life to learn about the UNC Charlotte community. No question is off limits and all questions, comments, concerns, and successes will be addressed in this session!

Transition, Mentoring, and Identity Support with IEE and OADI
Identity, Equity, & Engagement; Academic Diversity and Inclusion

This session will give an overview of transition and mentoring programs such as the SAFE mentorship program, UTOP, and TRIO, and will provide information about support services for students with historically minoritized identities, including students of color, first generation students, LGBTQ+ identified students, students with low SES, and other identities.

Get Involved with Gold Rush
New Student & Family Services

This session will give an overview of Gold Rush, the annual UNC Charlotte Welcome Week program. Tune in to hear about this year's events and how to get involved!

Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing Matters: Campus Health, Wellness, and Recreation Resources
Student Health Center; Center for Wellness Promotion; Center for Counseling & Psychological Services; University Recreation

View this on-demand webinar to learn more about Health & Wellbeing Services at UNC Charlotte, including the Student Health Center, Center for Wellness Programs, Center for Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), and University Recreation (UREC).

UREC 101 - What We Offer and How to Access Our Services
University Recreation

This session will cover the programs and services offered by UREC, as well as an overview of our facilities!

 

Campus Resources

Understanding Your Bill Payment and Financial Aid Processes
Niner Central Student Services

This session will walk families through the university billing and financial aid processes.

49er Career Experience
University Career Center

Join the UCC to learn how to get started with your career experience at the university. The UCC offers various resources from resume review to interview practices, join this session to hear more about the services offered to students.

Adult Students - Resources for Success!
Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES)

Learn about the academic resources, services, and scholarships available specifically for adult and nontraditional students from the Office of Adult Students and Evening Services (OASES). Get tips for starting the semester and being a successful 49er!

Secrets to Student Success
University Center for Academic Excellence 

Join the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) as we explore how to make a successful transition into UNC Charlotte. Learn more about strategies of successful students, enrichment opportunities, and available campus resources.

NinerReady
Emergency Management

This presentation details how incoming students and parents can take actions to be prepared for potential emergencies.

Atkins Library: Explore, Learn, Grow
J. Murrey Atkins Library

This session will provide an overview of the resources, services, and educational opportunities provided by Atkins Library. In a series of lightning talks, librarians will focus on topics such as Area 49, research and instruction, student engagement activities, equipment/materials available for checkout, and more.

Housing & Residence Life

Learning Communities
Housing & Residence Life

Learn about the application process and benefits available to students through our robust learning community program.

Preparing for Fall Move-In
Housing & Residence Life

Moving on to campus is an exciting time in your transition as a 49er! This session will share information on what to bring/not bring, how to connect and set expectations with roommates or suitemates, and community health,well-being, and social distancing practices in the residence halls.

Off-Campus Apartment Searches 
Housing & Residence Life

Living off-campus this year? Learn how to successfully search for apartments in the University area, helpful questions to ask, and what to look for to meet your needs as you live off-campus.

Living in the Halls
Housing & Residence Life

Living on-campus this year? This session will highlight various leadership opportunities, ways to get involved, and how to be a good citizen within the residence halls.