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SOAR is your first step to becoming a full-fledged Falcon. In order to have the best possible experience, please click through our menu on the left to view information regarding fees, FAQs, what to do before and after orientation, and parent/guest details. This will ensure you are fully prepared for our program. Once you have reviewed the information you may register for SOAR.

If you have questions regarding our SOAR Program, please contact us at (432) 552-2651 or orientation@utpb.edu.

Before SOAR

All students are required to register for SOAR. Please note you must be admitted to UTPB to register for SOAR. Sessions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis once registration opens. Admitted students are encouraged to register quickly to guarantee their session. Please note advising and registration occurs at orientation.

Steps to register:

  1. Students must claim their new FalconID prior to registering for SOAR. Claim your FalconID online. Please note you will need your ten-digit student ID number to claim your FalconID.
  2. Students must know their Texas Success Initiative (TSI) status. Students will fall into one of the following categories:
  • Exempt
  • Not exempt but have taken the required tests
  • Not exempt and have not yet completed the required tests
  1. Students must know about their bacterial meningitis vaccination. Students will fall into one of the following categories:
  • Yes I have submitted proof
  • I have received the vaccination but have not submitted proof
  • I have not received the vaccination
  • I am exempt from this requirement
  1. Registration

All admitted students will receive an email invitation with a direct link to register for SOAR.

SOAR FAQs

  • What is the Student Orientation & Registration (SOAR)? SOAR helps incoming students have a smooth transition to UT Permian Basin. Students will learn about academic programs, resources, expectations, and traditions. In addition to this introduction, students can also be advised and register for classes during SOAR.
  • When will I receive an invitation to SOAR? Transfer students will receive their invitation to SOAR after they have been admitted to the university and registration is available.
  • Am I required to attend SOAR? It is mandatory for transfer students to attend SOAR either in person or online.
  • When is SOAR? SOAR occurs at various times throughout the year. Students entering in the summer or fall semesters will attend a summer SOAR program in July or August. Students entering in the spring semester will attend SOAR in January. View orientation dates. Transfer SOAR can also be completed online.
  • How do I register for SOAR? Students will register online. Parents and guests should be included with your registration.
  • How do I inform the SOAR staff of my accommodations needs (physical, dietary, etc.)? Please note any accommodations that you will need during your Orientation session on your Orientation Registration Form.
  • Where will I stay during SOAR? Transfer SOAR is a one-day program, therefore housing will not be provided.
  • How much does SOAR cost? All incoming transfers will be charged a $75 SOAR fee. The cost of SOAR is assessed in your Fall bill. Students will not pay for SOAR prior to attending. Visit our fee page for additional information.
  • What will I do at SOAR? Students will learn about campus policies and procedures, academic programs, and resources. Transfers who have not yet met with an advisor and registered for classes can do so during SOAR.
  • What should I wear to SOAR? SOAR is casual. Wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for being outside at times. Please note the buildings on campus can be cold so consider bringing a light jacket with you.
  • Can family members attend SOAR? Yes! We encourage family members to attend. Please make sure you register them with you. Note: Each student is limited to two guests
  • Do I need to attend all the SOAR activities? Students will need to attend all programs and activities during SOAR. This will ensure you receive all pertinent information.
  • Will I register for my classes during SOAR? Transfer students who have not yet met with advisor and registered for classes will do during SOAR.
  • Do I need to have completed the TSI requirements prior to attending SOAR? TSI requirements need to be completed prior to registration for classes. If you plan on being advised and registered for classes during SOAR, TSI requirements need to be completed prior to SOAR. If you are unsure of your TSI status, please contact the Registrar's Office at (432) 552-2635. You can schedule your test date online. Contact the Testing Services & Academic Accommodations Department at (432) 552-2630 for questions about TSI testing and fees.
  • Is payment for classes required at SOAR? You are only required to pay for your classes by the due date. Please contact the Office of Accounting at (432) 552-2706 for additional information.
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