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New Student OrientationNew Student Orientation

Congratulations to our new Eagles and welcome to Reinhardt University!

New Student Orientation (NSO) will be your first real taste of life as an Eagle and will help you “Earn Your Wings.”

NSO is a two-part process for both Freshmen and Transfer students: SOAR and Eagle Bound.  SOAR is the first step of the orientation process and is a series of one-day sessions which take place in June, July and August. Eagle Bound is the next step in a smooth transition to Reinhardt University and will take place in August (August 16-17) the weekend before the start of fall semester.

Take time to learn about NSO by browsing our website and follow the instructions pertaining to your specific role as either a freshman, transfer student, or parent/family. If you still have questions about NSO, please contact us by phone at (770) 720-5905 or by e-mail at  We look forward to meeting you when you arrive on campus.

Reserve your Place
SOAR EagleBound
Freshmen Transfer Students Nontraditional and Adult Students
Parents and Families Induction Ceremony First Year Seminar
Orientation Fee Steps to SOAR


  • NSO is required for all undergraduate first-year, transfer and nontraditional undergraduate degree seeking students enroll at the Main Campus of Reinhardt University.
  • Students admitted to our WAIT, adult degree or graduate degree programs will receive information pertaining to course registration directly from the individual program of study.
  • Non-Traditional/Adult Students: First-time freshmen and transfer students who are over the age of 25, with families and/or established careers are considered non-traditional students and thus are invited to attend one of the SOAR sessions designed for transfer students.

Remember to add to your safe senders list to ensure that you receive your orientation emails.

For more information contact:

Walter May
Assistant Dean of Students; Director of Student Activities