Freshman SOAR

Freshman SOAR


Register for SOAR

SOAR is for freshmen starting in the fall semester. For summer 2020, SOAR has moved to an online experience. Register for SOAR here. You can also look at SOAR dates, modify your SOAR reservation, and view itineraries.

NOTE: The Freshman SOAR fee (nonrefundable) is $25 per student and no cost for guest/family. If a freshman student has attended another institution during high school, he/she must have those official transcripts sent to UNA no later than the week prior to the SOAR session.


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 MedProctor and creating a student account using their UNA email address. If you have questions about immunization requirements, please visit the UNA Immunization Frequently Asked Questions page.


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 This agreement is a one-time agreement and will remain in effect throughout the student’s career at UNA unless it is rescinded or altered at the University’s discretion.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 SOAR Change of Major Form to the Office of the Registrar. Submit the form as early as possible prior to SOAR. 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 Freshman Schedule 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. Register for your MANE Card here. You will receive an email after SOAR from UNA Online Photo Submission to upload your photo electronically. The Mane Card Office will mail your ID to you this summer. To learn more about the MANE Card, click here.


Motor Vehicle Registration

You will be able to register for your parking permit online. 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. Students who live on campus will receive their parking permit with their Housing check-in packet during move-in days. Students who live off campus will need to pick up their parking permit in the Guillot University Center 1st floor starting August 3, 2020.


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 and request a FREE Welcome to UNA Swag Box here!


Math Placement

UNA uses ACT and SAT scores to place you in your math course. Students who were not able to take the ACT, have no prior math credit, or have an ACT math subscore of 21 or lower or SAT subscores of 560 or lower may take an ALEKS math test placement. This is optional. You may contact Dr. Jared Painter at in the Math Department for further questions.