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Student Orientation, Advising & Registration
Mission Statement

The mission of Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) is to holistically address students’ academic and social transition to California State University, Long Beach.  We provide incoming undergraduate students, both freshmen and transfers, with a set of common shared experiences and information designed to set the tone for student achievement, personal growth and meaningful connections.  Aligning with the university mission, a commitment to providing highly valued undergraduate opportunities is at the core of Student Orientation, Advising & Registration.

Student Orientation, Advising & Registration achieves its mission by:

  1. Introducing academic requirements and expectations along with university policies and regulations
  2. Promoting an awareness and respect for campus diversity and Inclusive Excellence
  3. Presenting the university’s comprehensive academic and co-curricular opportunities
  4. Initiating an acculturation process to campus life and expectations of our community members
  5. Contributing to the appropriate retention of undergraduate students at California State University, Long Beach .