Schedule of Events
SOAR is a highly interactive program spread out over two days. It is intended for all new students including first-year students and transfer students! Students will participate in community service, learn about leadership, and set personalized goals. SOAR sets a student on the right path to succeed at West Chester University.
Below is the schedule from 2015. There will be a similar schedule for SOAR 2016.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2015
3:00 PM Check-In
3:30 PM Ice Breaker
4:00 PM Welcome, Overview, and Goals of SOAR
4:15 PM “Connect” with special guest Dr. Matthew Bricketto, Vice President of Student Affairs
5:00 PM Dinner
5:45 PM “Care”
6:00 PM Wrap-Up/Overview for Saturday
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
9:15 AM Check-In
9:30 AM Ice Breaker
10:00 AM “Lead & Learn” with special guest Kristin Skarie, Teamworks
12:00 PM Goals & Expectations for Service Project
12:30 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Community Service
3:00 PM Return to Campus
3:30 PM Tying it All Together: “Care, Connect, Learn & Lead”
4:30 PM Assessment & Prizes
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR ON THE DAY(S) OF THE EVENT?
Saturday will involve a community service component that may take place outside. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (no flip flops).
The facilitators on Friday and Saturday will be providing an action-packed experience throughout the day. We encourage you to wear comfortable shoes, nice jeans / shorts and top.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE EVENT?
Nothing! Everything you need will be provided.
Don’t forget to bring an OPEN MIND and POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND SOAR?
Don't take our word for it. See what other people said about SOAR...
“If I had the chance I would go to SOAR again because I made some new friends and heard some great advice from the speakers.” –Jo Ann Curcuru
“Leadership is the ability to influence and inspire people in your town, community, or neighborhood; becoming a role model for a person or group of people.” –Paige Wiggins
“Leadership is using your own strengths to help others achieve theirs.” –Susan Flanigan