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Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR)

 

 

Congratulations!
We are excited that you have selected
MassBay Community College!

 

Congratulations on taking the first step to further your education! We hope to ease your transition into the MassBay community for both you and your family and look forward to meeting you at Orientation! The goal of MassBay’s Orientation is to provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

 
COVID-19 UPDATES:

Summer & Fall 2021 Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) Sessions will be in a remote format.   

For the most recent updates realted to the pandemic, please visit our coronavirus website: https://www.massbay.edu/coronavirus.

 
Summer 2021 Session Information:

Click here for information and a step by step guide to starting this Summer →

 
FALL 2021 SEMESTER INFORMATION: 

New Student Orientation is an essential learning experience to start your first year off right.

  • First-time college students are required to participate in orientation to help ensure their academic success.
  • Transfer and returning students are highly encouraged to participate in orientation to learn about MassBay processes, services and resources.
  • New students pursuing seats in selective Health Science and Automotive programs have special requirements, if you are pursuing any of the following programs, please contact the Office of Admissions at 508-270-4059 or 781-239-2506 regarding orientation requirements for your program: BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Central Processing, Computed Tomography, Emergency Medicine, Nursing/Practical Nursing, Paramedicine, Phlebotomy, Radiological Technology, or Surgical Technology.
  • To register for pre-requisites for Nursing, Practical Nursing, Radiological Technology, or Surgical Technology, please attend Student Advising Registration & Orientation (SOAR).
  • Student Advising Registration & Orientation (SOAR) Dates are now available for sign-up and will run from mid-June until early-September (Fall 2021 classes begin on Tuesday, September 7).
  • Make sure you click the blue boxes below to go through the important steps of the orientation process.

 

STEP 1: CLICK HERE FOR ITEMS TO COMPLETE BEFORE SOAR

Once you have completed your admissions paperwork, you should receive an email to your personal email address from our Office of Information Technology (IT) with your credentials and instructions for activating your account in OneLogin.  For help or questions with this process, please contact the IT Help Desk: helpdesk@massbay.edu or 781-239-2440 

STEP 2:  CLICK HERE TO START YOUR SOAR EXPERIENCE

There are 3 steps to the Orientation Experience:

1.   LAUNCH POINT: Your Pre-Orientation Online Course

        Click HERE to access the course!

2.   The Virtual SOAR Event

       Fall 2021: Sign-up link (green bar) & dates are below.

Virtual SOAR is a 3 hour live event on Zoom.  During that event, you will: 

  • Meet and socialize with fellow NEW MassBay students as well as current MassBay students, faculty, and staff 
  • Learn about MassBay’s technology, including your email, student account, and classroom tools. 
  • Learn about the extracurricular and leadership opportunities available to you 
  • Receive tips for academic success  
  • Be introduced to a wide range of support services and resources 

SUMMER & FALL 2021 SOAR Dates available FOR Sign-up:

  • Tuesday, June 15  |  9am-12pm  |  Zoom
  • Thursday, June 17  |  1-4pm  |  Zoom
  • Wednesday, June 23  |  5-8pm  | Zoom
 

*For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact an Accessibility Specialist, at 781-239-2234, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. If you get a voicemail, please leave your name and number slowly and clearly. A specialist will call you back. Please know requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the event.

Click here to sign-up for a SOAR date listed above

3.   One-on-one Academic Advising & Course Registration

At the end of the SOAR Event, you will learn how to meet one-on-one with an Academic Advisor to:

  • Explore your academic, career, and transfer goals 
  • Plan your first semester schedule & register for courses 

CLICK HERE FOR SOME OTHER IMPORTANT ITEMS TO TAKE CARE OF

 
iMPORTANT LINKS

Sign-up for a Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR) DateLAUNCH POINT: The Pre-Orientation Online CourseVisit our family resources page Need help?  Have questions?  visit the virtual q&A center by clicking here!

 
for questions, contact:

Julie Schleicher | Coordinator of Student Engagement & Orientation

jschleicher@massbay.edu | 781-239-3053