SOAR
Student Orientation, Advising and Registration

Congratulations on your decision to attend Benedictine College in the fall of 2019! Please sign up to attend one of our on-campus Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) sessions:

  • May 31 - June 1, 2019
  • June 7-8, 2019

Register for SOAR

SOAR is a summer orientation program is designed to help you become more familiar with the campus and a great way to meet your future classmates. Activities include the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor to review your fall schedule, an introduction to the general education program, an overnight stay in the residence halls and more!

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. They will receive valuable information from the financial aid and business offices, and learn more about the health, career, and academic services.

Can't attend one of the weekends above or require significant travel? We are happy to contact you and find an alternative option. Please contact the Office of Admission to schedule an appointment, 913.360.7476.

Are you a Transfer Student or Non-traditional Student? Please contact Jon Krebsbach.

Schedule

This schedule is a general overview of SOAR Weekend and is subject to change.

Friday
1:00 p.m.Check-in (Lower level, St. John Paul II Student Center)
1:30 p.m.Welcome
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.Raven Orientation Camp (R.O.C.), Overview of R.O.C. Week
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.Academic Session I
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.Academic Session II
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.Orientation Groups (Students Only)
4:15 - 5:00 p.m.All Grown Up: Psychological Sciences Department/Counseling Center (Parents only)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.BBQ Dinner
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.Walking Tour of Campus (optional)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.Foreign Language Placement Exam (optional)
5:15 - 6:00 p.m.Student-Athlete Meeting & Facilities Tour (for Varsity Athletes)
5:15 - 5:45 p.m.Mass (optional)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.Social Activities & Parent Reception
9:00 p.m.Walk-in Movie
Saturday - Student Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Check-in & Breakfast (Lower level, St. John Paul II Student Center)
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome: Stephen D. Minnis, President of the College 
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.The Power of a Liberal Arts Education: Dr. Kimberly Shankman, Dean of the College 
10:00 - 10:30 a.m.Orientation Groups
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Lunch
Raven Orientation Camp
Academic Advising
Information Technology and Student ID Photo
College is more than a Classroom
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.Foreign Language Placement Exam (optional)
Saturday - Family Schedule
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.Check-in & Breakfast (Lower level, St. John Paul II Student Center)
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome: Stephen D. Minnis, President of the College 
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.The Power of a Liberal Arts Education: Dr. Kimberly Shankman, Dean of the College 
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.Money Matters: Offices of Financial Aid & Student Billing
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.**Break**
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Raven Life: Career Development, Counseling Center, Student Success Center, College Ministry, Residence Life, Student Health, Information Technology, Student Activities, Dining Services, and Security
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Lunch