RU Ready to SOAR: New Student Orientation

August 21-25, 2024

Welcome to Regis University, where our mission is to ensure you feel connected, prepared, and excited for the journey ahead. New Student Orientation is designed to help you build lasting friendships, familiarize yourself with academic resources, and discover the support network that makes up Regis University. This mandatory orientation is critical to your success. To ensure that everyone feels prepared and informed of the Regis journey, families and supporters are welcome to join too.

Learn more and sign up today. Welcome to Ranger Nation! We are glad you’re here.

Estás Listo para SOAR: Orientación para nuevos estudiantes

21-25 de agosto de 2024

Bienvenido a la Orientación para nuevos estudiantes “RU Ready to SOAR” de la Universidad Regis, donde nuestra misión es asegurarnos de que te sientas conectado, preparado y emocionado para el viaje que tienes por delante. RU Ready to SOAR está diseñado para ayudarte a construir amistades duraderas, familiarizarte con los recursos académicos y descubrir la red de apoyo que conforma la Universidad Regis. Esta orientación obligatoria es fundamental para tu éxito y comienza con la mudanza de los estudiantes residenciales y una especial bienvenida para los estudiantes que viajan diariamente. Para asegurarnos de que todos se sientan preparados e informados sobre el viaje en Regis, las familias y los seguidores también son bienvenidos.

Aprende más y regístrate a continuación. ¡Bienvenido a la Nación Ranger! Nos alegra que estés aquí.

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Join Us for First Tracks 2024

Aug. 17-21
Open to all first-year on-campus students, First Tracks is your opportunity to meet other incoming Rangers while experiencing the outdoor recreation Colorado is famous for! Make new friends as you enjoy camping, hiking, rafting and more before classes start.

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Commuter Connect

Are you a newly admitted student who will live off campus? Join us for Commuter Connect, a fun, informative day to meet fellow commuters, explore campus and build lasting friendships while getting the inside scoop on making the most of your college experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to start your journey strong.

Learn More and Sign Up for Commuter Connect

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. We believe a comprehensive orientation is crucial for your success at Regis. RU Ready to SOAR: New Student Orientation is required for all new students as the purpose is not only to familiarize you with our campus, but to help you understand life as a Regis student and to provide you with opportunities to get to know other RU students who are joining Ranger Nation with you. It's very important for you to check in at the appropriate time and participate in the activities planned throughout the weekend. A detailed schedule will be posted leading up to each New Student Orientation event so you know exactly what to expect.

First-year commuter students are required to attend the Commuter Connect event. This event is optional for transfer students but is strongly recommended. Click here for more information about Commuter Connect.

First-year and transfer residential students are required to move into their residence halls on Move-In Day during their designated time frame.

Events during RU Ready to SOAR: New Student Orientation are mandatory for all incoming students, including first-year, commuter and transfer students.

Regis does not provide shuttle transportation, but there are many public and private transit options available to you. SuperShuttle offers rides to campus from the airport, and the RTD light rail provides transportation from the airport to Union Station downtown. Find more information on the light rail and the RTD schedule. Uber and Lyft are also readily available options in Denver.

Yes, the SOAR/Orientation fee is a non-refundable offset fee charged to each new traditional undergraduate and undergraduate transfer student matriculating at Regis University in the Fall semester. The SOAR/New Student Orientation Fee is collected to support and offset the costs associated with new student transition, orientation and welcome events and includes staffing, administration, food and event costs, etc. A charge of $350 will be assessed to each student’s account.

We welcome up to three parents, family members or guests to attend Wednesday and Thursday of New Student Orientation where they will have opportunities to attend a Parent/Family focused Orientation. The Parent/Family Orientation is designed to equip your loved ones to understand more about our Regis community, the resources available to them, and the staff on campus they can contact in times of need. Registration for the Parent/Guardian Orientation is included in the online sign-up form.

Parking fees during New Student Orientation are waived. Students, families and guests parking on campus before or after official Orientation events should pay for their parking using the parking kiosks or ParkMobile App. More information about parking on campus can be found on our Transporation and Parking page.

Keep in mind, all students who intend to park on campus during the school year will need a parking permit. View parking permit rates and learn how to purchase.

RU Ready to SOAR: New Student Orientation is casual. You will be moving around and will spend some of the time outside. Shorts or jeans and a comfortable shirt are appropriate for most events, and we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

If you are new to Colorado, please note that daytime can be quite warm, while mornings and evenings are cooler. The average high temperature in August in Denver is 90°F and the average low is around 60°F. In addition, building temperatures may vary so we do recommend bringing a sweater or additional layer just in case.

Textbooks will be ready for pick-up during RU Ready to SOAR: New Student Orientation from the Ranger Station bookstore located in Lot 6. Visit the bookstore's website for store hours.

Regis University partners with our bookstore vendor, Follett, to make textbooks and learning materials more affordable for students. For a flat fee per credit hour, textbooks for your classes will be bundled and ready for pickup at the Ranger Station Bookstore before the first day of class.

There is no need to order your textbooks separately, and this fee is automatically added to your student account. Students can choose to opt out, however, students can expect an overall savings via the Follett program versus purchasing through retail outlets.

Note: Nursing students have a program specific to their department for Follett Access. For any textbooks not part of the Follett Access program for nursing, those textbooks ordered through the Ranger Station bookstore will also be available for pickup during RU Ready to SOAR: New Student Orientation.

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Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement

Location: O'Connell Hall Basement

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact: 303.458.4089 |