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Student Orientation, Advising and Registration

Student Orientation, Advising and Registration


In order to ensure your safety due to COVID-19, Student Orientation, Advising, & Registration (SOAR) offers its programming and events in a virtual format for all incoming and continuing students. Please contact us if you need assistance or have any questions – call 562.985.5515 or email

SOAR Overview

Housed under the New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) umbrella, Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) is a comprehensive program designed to support your transition – both academically and socially – to California State University, Long Beach. All incoming students are required to complete two components as part of your SOAR Experience:

  1. The Advising & Registration Process

    The Advising & Registration Process is coordinated by your assigned advising center or department faculty member. Visit the Advising & Registration page to find more information and links to your specific advising centers.

  2. The Orientation Process

    There are two parts to your Orientation Process: completing the Pre-SOAR BeachBoard Course and participating in an Orientation Workshop, more commonly referred to the SOAR Virtual Orientation Workshop. Overall, Orientation will help you make a successful transition to The Beach. Visit the Orientation page for more details.

Parents, Guardians, Family Members, & Friends

Parents/family members/supporters should highly consider joining the Beach Family Portal and participating in the Parent & Family Orientation program to learn how they can best support their college student.

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