Summer SOAR sessions kick off this week at Tech

COOKEVILLE – New Golden Eagles are making their way to Tennessee Tech University’s campus this summer for Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration, which kicks off this week, and a limited number of new SOAR registrations for mid and late June have been added.

The program is designed to help new freshmen get comfortable at Tech, finalize information for their academic major, set a class schedule for the fall semester and learn about student life on campus.

“It’s always exciting to have new students on campus,” said Tech President Phil Oldham. “There’s an energy that fills campus during SOAR, and we know that a student’s time here strongly influences their excitement about returning in the fall.”

During the two-day program, Tech’s Office of New Student and Family programs ensures that students take all of the steps needed to finalize their enrollment, and the students make connections that carry over into friendship and experiences of their freshman year of college and beyond.

“I’m excited about participating in SOAR and attending Tech because I love meeting new people,” said Kendal Winton, an incoming freshman from Grundy County, Tennessee planning to major in mechanical engineering this fall. “I feel like Tech is going to prepare me for bigger and better things in my future. I can’t wait to make new friends and start my college journey!”

SOAR sessions happen throughout the summer and a limited number of dates have available seats remaining. Any new freshman planning to attend Tech in the fall can find SOAR registration and event information online at

Tennessee Tech is ranked as the number one public university in the state by MONEY Magazine and a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200-plus programs of study, and Tech grads leave with the least debt of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.

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