Welcome Future Marauders!

SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) is a full-day event which is the beginning of your life at Central State University! SOAR is important to your successful transition to college.

You will be able to register for classes, secure your housing and meet other students in your class! You will also be able to take care of the fees and tuition process without standing in long lines! Your parents will also have the opportunity to learn more about Central State University. Campus housing and classes are filling up fast, so don’t delay!

Orientation begins in the Center for Education & Natural Sciences.

SOAR is only for new students who have been offered admissions into the University.

At SOAR you will be able to

  • Meet with your Academic Advisor
  • Register for classes
  • Discuss various financial aid and scholarship opportunites
  • Take your Student ID picture
  • Talk with current students about their experiences
  • Register for housing

*Pre-enrollment fees must be paid prior to attending SOAR.  Any onsite payments will incur a $25 late fee.
ALL Pre-enrollment fees and deposits cannot be paid with financial aid funds and they are non-refundable.



This is an exciting time for you and your family as your child begins his/her college adventure!   We have intentionally designed separate orientation schedules for you and your child.  You will have the opportunity to meet with the leadership of the University, talk to staff, faculty and other parents, as well as ask those important questions.

This program is designed to allow both you and your son/daughter to begin the transition to college.



Main Campus SOAR Dates
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Thursday. June 29, 2017


CSU-Dayton SOAR Dates
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (2:00pm Check-in)


International Orientation/Move-In Day
Tuesday, August 8, 2017


New Student Move-in Day
Wednesday, August 9, 2017