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 in-person SOAR program consists of Orientation, Advisement, and Registration for all new incoming students. The SOAR program will be administered in 2 parts:  

  1. Pre-SOAR Canvas modules (to be completed prior to your SOAR date).  
  2. An in-person SOAR day which includes orientation workshop sessions as well as Advisement and Registration with your school of enrollment.  

Activate Your Net ID and Upload your photo for your Rutgers ID Card

Before logging in to Canvas, remember to complete the following Enrollment Pathway checklist items. Again, you will need to access Canvas through the myRutgers portal and clicking on the "My Enrollment" widget and clicking on the bottom of the widget to obtain access to the Enrollment Pathway. In the meantime, if you have any questions, email us at

  1. Activate your NetID
  2. Upload your Rutgers Photo ID

Complete Pre-SOAR Modules on Canvas

The Pre-SOAR Canvas modules include information and tools designed to prepare you for your in-person SOAR day. We ask that you review all the content on this site so that you are prepared to make the most of your experience.   

The required modules that must be completed are:  

It is also strongly recommended that you complete the following modules prior to the start of the semester:  

For additional assistance and clarification, please feel free to review our step-by-step instructional video to access your Pre-SOAR Canvas modules via

In-Person SOAR 

You will receive additional email communication at least one week prior to your SOAR date.  The email will include the SOAR schedule, parking information, a reminder to upload your ID picture and other important details.

Need Additional Assistance?

RU-N values the diversity of all its members and strives for complete access and inclusion. For any potential concerns related to access for the reason 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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