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 2021.
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, you'll be encouraged to participate in the summer Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. During your SOAR 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

SOAR Details

2017 SOAR Dates - Register online


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. 
  • 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 basic information about SOAR, visit our FAQ page.

When you register for SOAR online, you must select a major, undecided area of interest, or undecided.  

Caudill College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 
Kristin Tiedeman, retention coordinator 

College of Business and Technology  
Laura King, retention coordinator

College of Education 
Tina Stevens, retention coordinator

College of Science 
Marlene Blankenbuehler, retention coordinator


Conversations with Students of Color

Join us for a session with faculty, staff and current students of color. At our SOAR Diversity Breakfast, we'll share helpful information for students and parents to encourage a successful transition to MSU. (optional event)

Transfer Student Breakfast

Are you transferring to MSU from KCTCS or another school? We'd like to welcome you and provide you an opportunity to meet other transfer students, as well as our transition staff. (optional event)
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