In light of COVID19, Reinhardt University is moving all SOAR activities to an online platform.


As a new Reinhardt student, there are several “steps” you will need to take care of prior to your arrival on campus. Please review the list below to make sure you have completed all the necessary steps so that you start the semester off on the right foot.

SOAR is composed of multiple elements including

  1. online Zoom meetings called Zooming with SOAR
  2. an online Canvas course known as Flight School

Zooming with SOAR

Zooming with SOAR will be online meetings held through Zoom or Microsoft Teams. You will meet virtually individually and as a group of students with key Reinhardt personnel, such as the dean of your school or your Orientation Leader, to receive information important for your success. During your Zooming with SOAR session, you will learn about the many opportunities available at Reinhardt including Residential Life, Commuter Life, Athletics, Performing Arts, Campus Ministries, and Student Activities. We will have administrators from each department as well student leaders available to answer your questions as you transition into life as an Eagle. The Zooming with SOAR session will be held on your selected SOAR date, which will be synchronous (together with others) and introduce you to the Reinhardt community. These meetings will require stable internet connection.


SOAR dates:

  • December 11 – Zooming with SOAR 10 am
  • January 8 – Zooming with SOAR 10 am


Please Note: The schedules are subject to change. The final schedule will be handed out during check-in.

Flight School

Canvas is an online system used by every student on campus to complete activities related to their classes, such as check grades, obtain instructions, or take quizzes. For SOAR, incoming students will be enrolled in a course in Canvas entitled ‘Flight School,’ that can be completed asynchronously (self-paced, independently). This online orientation will be like taking a class and includes different modules (units) to explore and quizzes to take to assure you’ve learned key information. Students will be given access to Flight School within 24 hours of their Zooming with SOAR session and need to have completed the course within 2 weeks following their Zooming with SOAR session

Please select the SOAR session which best serves your needs and fits your schedule. For a preliminary copy of SOAR schedules please see “Dates and Schedules.”

To ensure that you have a positive experience throughout New Student Orientation make sure you come prepared! Review the “Steps to SOAR” and complete all action items.

During SOAR you will...

Meet your fellow classmates coming to Reinhardt in the Fall of 2020
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Learn about studying and living at Reinhardt
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Meet faculty and staff that are here to support your growth and development
Orientation leaders have their own, unique Reinhardt Experiences to share with freshmen and transfer students new to Reinhardt. Photo by Jeff Reed
Meet our exceptional Orientation Leaders who want to help you transition to Reinhardt
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Be introduced to your academic program, policies, curriculum and degree requirements
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Become familiarized with campus resources at RU