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Student Orientation, Advising and Registration

Before you sign up for SOAR - It’s time to confirm your attendance. Submit your enrollment deposit as soon as possible. Only those individuals with a paid enrollment deposit and orientation (SOAR) registration are guaranteed a place in the MSU Class of 2022.

If you have questions, or require assistance completing the online enrollment deposit, please us at 606-783-2000 or email

Once you become a member of the Eagle nation, your next step is to attend Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. During your session, you will register for classes, have your photo taken for your EagleCard (student ID), sign up for a meal plan and complete tasks to prepare you for your first semester, such as:

  • Talk with a financial aid counselor
  • Learn more about programs and services during the Academic and Service Fair
  • Meet with a representative from the Office of Student Housing
  • Talk with a representative from your academic department of interest
  • Visit the University Bookstore
  • Socialize with other first-year students
  • Talk to current Eagles about ways to get involved on campus

2018 SOAR Dates

For freshmen and transfers entering MSU in August 2018. *Eagle Scholars are students that have already taken dual-credit or early college courses through MSU.
**For students taking all their courses at MSU at Mt. Sterling.


You must be accepted to MSU before you can register to attend a SOAR program. If you have questions regarding your admission status please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 606-783-2000 or

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and there is no fee to register for SOAR.

In order to provide the best service, there are a limited number of spaces for each program. Spaces are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need to cancel the date for which you have registered, call 606-783-5208.

If you need assistance during SOAR or during the school year because of a temporary or permanent disability, please contact Disability Services at 606-783-5188.

For additional information about SOAR, visit our FAQ page.

When you register for SOAR online, you must select a major, undecided area of interest, or undecided. If you need help, the advisors listed below can assist. 

Find A Major

Still not sure what your major should be? MSU offers 135 undergraduate degree options and 14 pre-professional programs. You can truly major in you while distinguishing yourself from other students.
  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • Admissions
    121 E. Second St., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Drive, Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Drive, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Drive, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Major In You.