SOAR 2024

SOAR 2024

Welcome to WNE

At Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR), a true unique WNE tradition, you'll get a preview into life as a first-year Golden Bear from faculty, staff, and our highly trained student Orientation Group Leaders, learn about important resources on campus, and get tips on how to make a smooth transition to life as a WNE college student. Once you're finished you'll be ready to soar into a successful first year as a Golden Bear.

Register for SOAR 

SOAR will take place on the following days:

Log in to your Application Status Page to sign up. If you have any trouble getting into the Application Status Page, please call the Office of Admissions at 413-782-1321.

Student Schedule

Parent & Family Schedule

Transfer Student Schedule


As you prepare to start classes in the fall we realize you may have questions after you leave campus during SOAR. In addition to the resource booklet provided at SOAR, we are also providing two optional opportunities via Zoom to engage with OGLs and staff from Student Life. They will be on the following dates:

  • July 17
  • August 7

Zoom links will be provided at a later date.


Join our Facebook group at Western New England University Class of 2028 (Official Group). Here you will be able to meet your future classmates, receive updates from Orientation Group Leaders (OGLs), and stay up to date on everything related to the Class of 2028!


SOAR serves as a cornerstone program, marking the beginning of your journey. Throughout your first year there are more events, workshops and opportunities for you to connect with peers, faculty and staff. You can find more information about this on the First Year Experience page