Preparing for SOAR

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Welcome to Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N)!  We are delighted you have become a member of the RU-N family. Our SOAR program consists of Orientation, Advisement, and Registration for all new incoming students.

For the health and safety of our community, this year’s SOAR program will be administered online in 2 parts:

  1. Blackboard Orientation modules
  2. Virtual Advisement and Registration with your school of enrollment

Blackboard Orientation Modules

To help orient you to your new home and get you ready for the fall semester, you will need to complete the first part of the SOAR program, which is the online Blackboard Orientation modules.  The Orientation modules include information and tools designed to prepare you for virtual Advisement and Registration, which will take place on your SOAR date.   

Before logging in to Blackboard, remember to complete the following Enrollment Pathway checklist items:

  1. Activate your NetID
  2. Upload your Rutgers Photo ID
To complete your online Orientation modules, please follow these steps: 
  1. Login to the Blackboard site:
  2. Go to the bottom right section of the page and under “My Organizations Plus” select: RU-N SOAR: Undergraduate Students 2020-2021 (REQUIRED)
  3. Upon entering the RU-N SOAR Blackboard page, you will see our Welcome Message and Video. Please pay attention to the left side of the page as you will see both a required and recommended section. 
  4. For the Required section, there are 4 modules that must be completed prior to your SOAR (Advisement/Registration) date: New Student Toolkit |  We R Aware Training | Academic Advisement Preparation | Academic Integrity Quizzes Note:Each module contains videos and a short assessment at the end.
  5. For the Recommended section, there are several topics that contain important information that is very helpful in learning about RU-N and all the resources available to you as a student. 

Virtual Advisement and Registration

You will receive a message from your academic school about Advisement & Registration at least one week prior to your SOAR date. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us at

We look forward to connecting with you throughout the summer!

Need Additional Assistance?

If you have any questions or issues on locating your Blackboard modules or how to navigate the Blackboard platform for your online orientation, please refer to our Step by Step video

RU-N values the diversity of all its members and strives for complete access and inclusion. For any potential concerns related to access for reasons of disability, religion, gender, sexuality, etc. or to request an accommodation, please contact


Key Contacts

For questions about Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) Day, please email 


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