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What to expect at SOAR

We know that your first year as an Eagle can be confusing. Student Orientation, Advising & Registration walks you through the process of advising, obtaining your EagleCard, housing and much more.


What type of program is SOAR?

SOAR is a one-day program where you will register for classes, have your photo taken for your EagleCard (student ID), sign up for a meal plan and complete tasks to prepare you for your first semester.

What time should I arrive?

Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd floor of ADUC.

How do I get to campus?

Morehead, KY is located off Interstate 64 at Exit 137, approximately 60 miles west of Huntington, WV, and 60 miles east of Lexington, KY. View our campus map.

  • Traveling from east on I-64, turn left off the exit ramp onto KY 32. Traveling from the west on I-64, turn right off the exit ramp onto KY 32.
  • Travel approximately three miles and go through six traffic lights.
  • At the last traffic light (“B”), turn left onto U.S. 60.
  • Continue on U.S. 60 (the bypass), and turn left at the second traffic light (“D”) onto University Blvd.

Where should I park?

You may park in university lots beside of ADUC, behind Bert Combs Building, behind Lloyd Cassity Building and behind the Camden-Carroll Library.

Please do not park in reserved numbered spaces or privately owned parking lots. See the campus map for additional information.

Should parents/guardians attend SOAR?

While parents/guardians are not required to attend SOAR, we encourage it. Parents/Guardians who attend SOAR can obtain important information regarding all aspects of their student's education at MSU, including financial aid and housing.

Do parents/guardians and students stay together for the entirety of SOAR?

Parents and guardians have special sessions throughout the day. Please see the SOAR schedule for details.
What hotel accommodations are available? A variety of hotel accommodations are located close to campus. Visit Morehead-Rowan County Tourism for more information.

How should I dress for SOAR?

The dress attire for the day is casual. Comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate attire are recommended.

Can I pick up my EagleCard at SOAR?

Yes. You will have your photo made early in the day (be prepared - please do not wear a hat in your photo) and your EagleCard will be ready for pick-up on the 2nd floor of ADUC during check-out.

Virtual SOAR participants will send a photo to the EagleCard office.

Can I see my residence hall room?

While we would love to show you your future room during your tour, we cannot do so due to student occupancy, summer camps and scheduled maintenance. However, you can view both a suite and double occupancy room.


First Year Programs

217 ADUC
Morehead, KY 40351

PHONE: 606-783-5208
FAX: 606-783-5072