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SOAR: Summer Orientation, Advising & Registration Program

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Welcome to Insights!  INSIGHTS (INST 101) is a half-credit course, taken during your first semester and is designed for all first year students with fewer than thirty hours, as an orientation to college life. 

INST 101 has a three-pronged focus:

  • to provide group-building activities so that you feel more comfortable in your transition to campus;

  • to help you improve your understanding of campus services; and

  • to reflect upon the various career pathway options within a selected major

Ins & Outs about Insights

  • Your class is taught by one faculty member (STRIPE) and two student leaders (STARS).  We have many committed faculty who have worked with the INSIGHTS program for over 15 years! 

  • The class meets during SOAR, Welcome Week, and at key points throughout the first semester.

  • The class provides you with hands on activities to help you learn about UC support resources.

  • Class faculty and other key advisors utilize MAP Works to provide targeted early intervention resources. 

Meet your STARS and STRIPE

This summer you will be receiving an email with information about your STARS and STRIPE.