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.

SOAR Schedule Outline

Friday, September 9th

3:00PM: Check-in

  • Located in front of University Hall (facing the Parking Lot D/Lawrence Hall). Look for the tent and table!

3:30PM – 9:30PM: Welcome, Ice-Breakers, Special Programming

  • Dinner will be provided

9:45PM: Arrive back at campus, drop-off at Sykes Student Union

Saturday, September 10th

8:30AM: Check- in, buses will leave promptly at 8:45

  • Breakfast will be served upon arrival at Graduate Center

9:30AM - Noon: Morning Programing

  • Lunch will be provided

11:30AM - 3:30PM: Community Service Project

3:30 - 5PM: Service Reflection and Raffle Prizes

5:30PM: Arrive back at campus, drop-off at University Hall

Participant Information

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

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