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

 

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.
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
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.ORParent’s Informational Session 2: From Parent to Coach – Supporting Millenials Going to College
BL 222A
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.
 1:00 – 3:00 PM Consultations
Heritage Hall Seminar Room
Staff members from Business Services and Financial Aid will be available for 10 minute consultations.
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.
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, and enjoy coffee and light refreshments.
9:15 – 9:45 AM Welcome
Chatlos Chapel
A time of welcome from the Dean of Students and the University President.
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.
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.ORParent’s Informational Session 2: From Parent to Coach – Supporting Millenials Going to College
BL 222A
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.
 1:00 – 3:00 PM Consultations
Heritage Hall Conference Room
Staff members from Business Services and Financial Aid will be available for 10 minute individual consultations.
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.

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