Summer Orientation to Academic Resources

July 31-August 5, 2016 

The Summer Orientation to Academic Resources (SOAR) program is a summer orientation program that eligible incoming freshmen and transfer students are invited to attend. It will:

  • Help you become more familiar with a college environment
  • Allow you to connect with other first-generation students
  • Introduce you to the process of academic exploration
  • Challenge you to examine your values and interests
  • Facilitate your transition to a college environment
  • Give parents an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their child's academic journey

Eligible students can apply each summer for a limited number of spaces.


To be eligible, you must be an incoming Cal Lutheran student and meet a combination of these factors:

  • Be a first-generation college student; meaning that both parents have not completed a four-year bachelor's degree
  • Meet specific low-income financial guidelines set forth by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Receive services from the Disability Support Services program