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Congratulations on your admission to SOU! 

We are excited that you have decided to join our inclusive campus community that is dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship. 

All admitted students should receive an email invitation to sign up for ROAR. If you have not yet received this email, please contact the office of New Student Orientation at


First Year Students
Transfer Students
June 26 & 27* July 11**
July 25 & 26* August 11**
August 14 & 15*  

*Two-day event: First Year Students Only--Starts at 11:00 AM on day one and ends by 1:30 PM on day two

**One-day event: Transfer Students Only--Starts at 8:00 AM and ends by 5:00 PM 






All new students for fall term are expected to attend a ROAR event.

Raider Orientation and Registration (ROAR) will help you:

GET CONNECTED to the people, programs, and places at SOU

GET INFORMED about your transition to SOU

GET REGISTERED for your fall term courses

Sign up for a ROAR event is on a first come, first served basis and is free for students and guests. Events fill up quickly so please sign up as soon as possible to ensure your choice of dates. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Admitted for winter, spring, or summer term?

Get Connected:

As a new member of the SOU community this is your opportunity to start developing connections that could last a lifetime. You will get to connect with:

  • New and current students
  • Faculty and staff
  • The SOU campus
  • The Ashland and Medford communities

Get Informed:

We want to give you the information needed to feel at home when you arrive this fall. Experts from across campus will ensure you are informed about:

  • The History, Culture, and Traditions at SOU
  • Academic programs and curriculum
  • Financial components of going to college
  • Your first year experience at SOU
  • Campus resources, student life, and extracurricular activities

Get Registered:

The most exciting aspect of ROAR is that it is your opportunity to start the advising and registration process. You will get to:

  • Engage with faculty from your major
  • Meet with our professional academic advisors
  • Explore the many options for fall term classes
  • Register for fall term classes!

Raider Registration