Register for SOAR

Freshman SOAR


Register for SOAR

SOAR is for any incoming undergraduate student starting in the fall semester. 

All sessions are provided during the summer. Beginning January 11th, 2023, you can register for SOAR here. You can also look at SOAR dates, modify your SOAR reservation, and view schedules.

NOTE: The SOAR fee (nonrefundable) is $75 per student and $35 per guest/family member.


Sign Up for Housing

UNA requires all first-time, full-time freshmen to live on campus in a residence hall for up to one academic year. Students first enrolling in the fall are required to live on campus during the fall and spring semesters. Apply for housing or an exemption here. -



All incoming UNA students must submit proof of immunization by logging into Health Services' patient portal using your UNA credentials. The patient portal tab is located on the Health Services website. While you are there, you may also fill out your health forms. 


Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

UNA students must read and agree to the Financial Responsibility Agreement set forth by the University. This agreement is a one-time agreement and will remain in effect throughout the student’s career at UNA unless it is rescinded or altered at the University’s discretion. Until the agreement is agreed upon by the student, a registration hold will be placed on the account. You may access the agreement through your UNA Portal.

Click here for instructional videos regarding your UNA Portal account and the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. Once you have agreed to the terms and conditions, the registration hold will be removed and you will receive an electronic confirmation sent to your UNA email address.


Change of Major

Click here to submit a Change of Major Form to the Office of the Registrar. If you have further questions about Change of Major, call 256-765-4316 or email


Prepare for your SOAR Session

Be sure to look over the Schedules and Family Orientation Schedule to get a better understanding of what to expect at SOAR. You can also look into taking summer classes. For any other questions, visit our FAQ page.


Disability Support Services

If you received accommodations in high school you may receive continued support at UNA. It is the responsibility of the student to contact Disability Support Services (DSS) to initiate the process to develop an accommodation plan. This accommodation plan will not be applied retroactively. Appropriate, reasonable accommodations will be made to allow each student to meet course requirements, but no fundamental or substantial alteration of academic standards will be made. Students needing assistance should contact DSS here


MANE Card Registration

The MANE Card is your student ID card. This will allow you to access your residence hall room, Dining Dollars, Lion Loot, and more. Prior to your SOAR session you will receive an email from online photo submission to your UNA email account. If you complete your photo submission prior to SOAR, you will receive your Mane Card during your session. Create your Mane Card account here.  To learn more about the MANE Card, click here.


Motor Vehicle Registration

Register for your parking permit online prior to your SOAR session. To review the steps to register your motor vehicle click here to watch the vehicle registration video. Once you have reviewed the steps, you can register your motor vehicle here


Academic Advising

First-time freshmen can begin scheduling advising appointments with their academic advisor on May 1, 2023. There will not be a formal advising session at orientation and we encourage students to schedule their advising appointment prior to attending. You can view more information on how to find your academic advisor and schedule an appointment with them hereIf you have additional questions, email or call 256-765-4722.


UNA Recreation

As students, you have the opportunity to use the Student Recreation Center, Outdoor Adventure Center and participate in all of UNARec’s programs. Make sure to complete UNA Recreation waiver of liability form by August 1.


Listerhill Account

At UNA, we have a full-service credit union on campus located in The Commons. Listerhill Credit Union has partnered with UNA to empower students to build a strong financial foundation while still having fun -- it is college after all! Listerhill proudly presents its newest debit card, The Keystone Card. With every swipe of your Keystone Card, Listerhill donates a portion of the proceeds to University students, alumni, athletics and advancement programs. Learn more about Listerhill here!