If I need to stay overnight, what accommodations are available?
You can visit the Visit Dover website for local accommodations.
What will I do at S.O.A.R.?
Check out the SOAR schedule .
How do I register?
Begin by making your $500 deposit through the Office of Admissions. After depositing, the admissions staff will send you a packet with information on registering for SOAR. You will complete an Interest Inventory through MyWesley.
What do I bring for S.O.A.R.?
View the Tips & Items to Bring page.
What is an OL?
An OL is an Orientation Leader. This individual is an upperclassmen who has been trained to facilitate learning activities with incoming students. OLs serve as student mentors and are student leaders at Wesley.
What will my parents or guardians do while I attend S.O.A.R.?
We have that covered! View the Parent/Guardian SOAR page.
Where do I park on campus for S.O.A.R.?
View the Directions & Parking page.
Are meals provided?
In the morning a continental breakfast will be provided to all students and families. Lunch is available to purchase through the dining hall between 12:00 and 2:00.
What about my Fall class schedule?
Completing the online Interest Inventory is the first step to getting the classes you need and want. After that’s completed, an academic adviser will create your schedule based upon YOUR major and YOUR choices. So, complete the Interest Inventory carefully. View the Academic Registration page for more information.
What if I am unable to attend the SOAR session I originally selected?
Only in the case of emergency will you be able to change your session. If you must change your session please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (302) 736-2506.
If you are unable to make ANY of the S.O.A.R. days, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (302) 736-2506.
What if I live far away from Wesley College?
It’s still important for you to experience all that we present at S.O.A.R.! Please indicate your distance in the online Interest Inventory. Students living over 250 miles away may be given an alternative. The Office of Student Affairs will send you a link to experience S.O.A.R. online!
Questions? Contact the Student Affairs Office at (302) 736-2506. But, remember, ALL students must complete the Interest Inventory so your schedule can be created correctly.
Do I have to attend S.O.A.R.?
YES! We have planned sessions designed to make you a successful Wesley College student. For that reason we are require ALL incoming new students to participate. Don’t worry, it’s fun!
What if I need disability accommodations?
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by emailing StudentAffairs(at)wesley.edu or by calling (302) 736-2579. Please call as soon as possible, but no less than one week in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements.
Can I bring children to Orientation?
It is recommended that young children do not attend Orientation due to the length and content of the program.
Can I choose my roommate?
Definitely! You may pick a roommate during S.O.A.R. sessions by filling out and submitting a roommate request form to the Office of Residence Life. You may even meet your future roommate at Orientation!
Will I find out where I am living in the Residence Halls during S.O.A.R.?
Room assignments and other residence life information will be mailed to your permanent address during the first weeks of July after students have the opportunity to request roommates during S.O.A.R. If you do not receive your roommate information by the first week of August, call (302) 736-2506.
If you have further questions related to the New Student Orientation Program, please e-mail us at orientation(at)wesley.edu or call us at (302) 736-2506.