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Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR)


Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases brought on by the omicron variant, the spring semester at MassBay will now start on Tuesday, January 25 (rather than January 18). All classes — remote, online, and face-to-face — will begin the week of Tuesday, January 25.



We are excited that you have selected MassBay Community College!

SOAR logo 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.

Orientation is required for all new students interested in earning a degree or certificate. The spring semester orientations will continue to be virtual and offered starting on December 16, 2021.

Student Advising Registration & Orientation (SOAR) dates are now available. You can sign up by clicking the green button below. You will need your student ID #, which is a seven digit number that can be found on your acceptance letter.

Also, for the spring 2022 semester, please note ALL members of the MassBay community — including students, faculty, and staff — must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the campus for any reason, including taking on-campus classes and accessing on-campus services or resources. For more information on this and instructions for uploading proof of vaccination please visit:

Why SOAR is Required for New Students

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).
  • Make sure you click the blue boxes below to go through the important steps of the orientation process.
  • Student Advising Registration & Orientation (SOAR) Dates are now available for sign-up.  You can sign-up for available dates by clicking the green bar below (you will need your student ID #, which is a seven digit number that can be found on your acceptance letter).

If you need additional help or cannot make one of the available dates, please email Julie Schleicher, the Coordinator of Orientation at and we will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs.

Sign-up for an Orientation Here


Step 1

step 1 graphicGet Ready to 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: or 781-239-2440


Step 2

step 2 graphicStart Your Soar Experience

There are 2 steps to the Orientation Experience:

  1. LAUNCH POINT: Your Pre-Orientation Online Course
  2. The Virtual SOAR Event

Sign-up for an Orientation Here

Spring 2022 SOAR Dates

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.
  • Meet one-on-one with an Academic Advisor to:
    • Explore your academic, career, and transfer goals.
    • Plan your first semester schedule and register for courses.

Spring 2022 Dates available for Sign-up:

  • Wednesday, January 12th | 5-8pm Zoom
  • Friday, January 14th | 9am-12pm Zoom
  • Wednesday, January 19th | 9am-12pm Zoom
  • Friday, January 21st | 9am-12pm Zoom (last one before classes begin

If you cannot make one of the available dates, please email Julie Schleicher, the Coordinator of Orientation at and we will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs.

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 9m and 5pm, 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.

Sign-up for an Orientation Here


Step 3

step 3 graphicFinish and Prepare


Important Links

Sign-up for a Student Orientation Advising & Registration (SOAR) Date LAUNCH POINT: The Pre-Orientation Online Course Visit the MassBay 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 | 781-239-3053


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