Student Orientation, Advisement and Registration (SOAR) is a vital part of the collegiate experience at USC Sumter. This program is designed to help you with the transition to college life and is REQUIRED for all new, degree-seeking, students to USC Sumter.

Register for Orientation (SOAR)

SOAR Date:

December 14, 2017
This is the last new student orientation before classes start on August 24!


Things to know before SOAR:

  • SOAR sessions are estimated to last a full day, plan to be with us for the full time.

  • Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. in the Nettles Auditorium. The program starts promptly at 8:30 a.m and will last until 5:00 p.m.

  • If you have not yet been accepted to USC Sumter, your registration will be cancelled.

  • Students attending the earlier orientations will have the best course selection; do not wait until the last minute.

  • Lunch is provided.

  • Dress comfortably.

  • Parking is available next to the Nettles/Schwartz Buildings.



Informational sessions conducted by:


  • Financial Aid

  • Opportunity Scholars Program (OSP)

  • Records & Registration

  • Student Affairs

  • Student Life

  • Advisement & Counseling


Events of the day also include:


  • Campus Tours

  • Club & Organization Fair

  • Getting your Student ID

  • Taking the Foreign Language Placement Test

  • Meeting with your advisor

  • Registering for class



Ready to register?

Click here!

Remember to sign up using your LEGAL first and last name.



Placement Test Links:

Foreign Language Placement Test

Math Placement Test


SOAR Orientation Survey


Any information relating to SOAR is subject to change without notice.