Congratulations, and welcome! Your first day of classes in August will be here before you know it. If you and your family want a head start, attend one of the upcoming SOAR days during which both resident and commuter incoming students become one step closer to the University experience:

  • Interact with faculty, staff, and current students
  • Meet other incoming students and their families
  • Preview your academic program and receive your fall class schedule
  • Participate in chapel with the University community and more!

SOAR

 

8:30 – 9:15 AM Check-in
Stearns Mission Center, Mezzanine
Start your day at Cairn with a quick registration process, be welcomed by Cairn faculty and staff, smile for your ID photo, and enjoy coffee and light refreshments.
Consultation Sign-up
Sign Up for appointments that will take place throughout the day. Staff members from Business Services and Financial Aid will be available for 10 minute individual consultations for those who want information about clarifying costs and aid available to students.
9:15 – 9:45 AM Welcome
Chatlos Chapel
A time of welcome from the University President and a quick run down of the day’s events.
10:00 – 10:50 AM Chapel
Experience worship through Scripture, prayer, and music along with the student body.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM University 101
Chatlos Chapel
You will be introduced to the important choices that you need to consider as you take the next steps to be fully prepared for academic and campus life.
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM Open Hours for Residence Hall Viewing
Manor Residence Halls
Take time to visit a room in the Manor Residence Halls anytime throughout the lunch hour.  We will be available to give tours of the room and answer any questions you have. (Heritage Hall will be open later during the Information Fair)
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM Lunch
Furman Dining Commons
1:00 – 2:00 PM Program Preview for Students
Chatlos Chapel
Our University Registrar will introduce you to faculty members who will discuss your program of study, their advising role, and the method of course selection. You will receive your Fall class schedule at this time. All First Year Program students will meet together during this time.
Parent’s Informational Session 1: Financial Aid and Business Services Q&A
Holmes Hall
A time for parents and guardians to meet with Financial Aid and Business Services staff to discuss issues and questions related to financial aid and billing.
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Parent’s Informational Session 2: From Parent to Coach – Supporting Millenials Going to College
BL 122A
Although some aspects of the University experience remain the same, the current generation of students has different needs and expectations compared to previous generations of students. This session provides perspective on the way in which Cairn develops its students, and also provides pragmatic suggestions on how to help your student succeed.ORParent’s informational Session 3: Maximizing Academic Success with an Eye on Career Preparation
BL 122B
Hear from faculty, the Director of the Academic Resource Center and the Director of the Career Center as they explain how your college student can maximize their time at Cairn to be fully prepared for vocation and ministry.
2:00 – 3:30 PM Information Fair
Heritage Hall Great Room
This is your opportunity to walk around and gather information, asking questions about all aspects of campus life that pique your interest. Take the opportunity to view a room in Heritage Hall.10 minute consultations with Business Services and Financial Aid will continue to be available at this time.
9:30 – 10:15 AM Check-in
Stearns Mission Center, Mezzanine
Start your day at Cairn with a quick registration process, be welcomed by Cairn faculty and staff, and enjoy coffee and light refreshments.
Consultation Sign-up
Staff members from Business Services and Financial Aid will be available for 10 minute individual consultations for those who want information about clarifying costs and aid available to students.
10:30 – 10:45 AM  Welcome
Chatlos Chapel
A time of welcome from the Dean of Students and the University President.
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM  University 101
Chatlos Chapel
You will be introduced to the important choices that you need to consider as you take the next steps to be fully prepared for academic and campus life.
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM  Open Hours for Residence Hall Viewing
Manor Residence Halls
Take time to visit a room in the Manor Residence Halls anytime throughout the lunch hour.  We will be available to give tours of the room and answer any questions you have.
11:50 AM – 12:50 PM Lunch
Furman Dining Commons
1:00 – 2:00 PM Program Preview for Students
Chatlos Chapel
Our University Registrar will introduce you to faculty members who will discuss your program of study, their advising role, and the method of course selection. You will receive your Fall class schedule at this time.
Parent’s Informational Session 1: Financial Aid and Business Services Q&A
BL 131
A time for parents and guardians to meet with Financial Aid and Business Services staff to discuss issues and questions related to financial aid and billing.
Parent’s Informational Session 2: From Parent to Coach – Supporting Millenials Going to College
BL 122A
Although some aspects of the University experience remain the same, the current generation of students has different needs and expectations compared to previous generations of students. This session provides perspective on the way in which Cairn develops its students, and also provides pragmatic suggestions on how to help your student succeed.
Parent’s informational Session 3: Maximizing Academic Success with an Eye on Career Preparation
BL 122B
Hear from faculty, the Director of the Academic Resource Center and the Director of the Career Center as they explain how your college student can maximize their time at Cairn to be fully prepared for vocation and ministry.
 2:00 – 3:30 PM  Information Fair
Eastburn Gallery (1st Floor, BLC)
This is your opportunity to walk around and gather information, asking questions about all aspects of campus life that pique your interest. 10 minute consultations with Business Services and Financial Aid will continue to be available at this time.

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