It's Time to SOAR

Starting Out At Regis

Over a three-day period that will leave you excited and well-equipped for the collegiate journey that awaits, you will be introduced to the many resources, programs and individuals that will support you and your family through your transition to Regis. Whether you are a first-year or a transfer student, SOAR (Starting Out At Regis) is an exciting opportunity to meet new students (most of whom feel a bit nervous and excited just like you), begin building new friendships, connect with faculty, figure out where your classrooms are and begin to make a place for yourself here. Along the way you’re going to learn something about our mission, glean some tips about being a successful student, eat a bunch of free food, and figure out what “intramural sports” actually are.

Save the Date for 2022!

SOAR 2022 will be held on the following dates:

Commuter Student Orientation: 
Friday, Aug 5 - Saturday, Aug 6

Residential Student Move-In: 
Thursday, Aug 18

Ranger Welcome Weekend:* 
Friday, Aug 19 - Sunday, Aug 21
*Required for ALL new students

New Student Checklist

There's a lot do to, but we've got you covered. Download our New Student Checklist to make sure you've completed all the necessary tasks prior to arriving on campus.

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Nearby Hotels and Places to Stay

Stay in comfort while you and your family are in town for orientation. We offer a comprehensive list of hotel recommendations, many of which offer discounts to Regis students and families. 

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Resources for Commuter Students

Have questions about being a commuter student? Learn about all of the resources that are available to you as a Regis commuter and how our Commuter Assistants can help Regis feel like home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe a comprehensive orientation is crucial for your success at Regis. While the virtual summer sessions are not required, we hope you'll attend ones that interest you and take advantage of the time to get your questions answered and meet other new students prior to arriving on campus. 

Ranger Welcome Weekend is required for all new students. 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 Welcome Weekend so you know exactly what to expect. 

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.

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/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. The fee is $275 for the student plus $75* for up to two parents, family members or supporter guests.

*A charge of $350 will be assessed to each student’s account. Students attending Ranger Welcome Weekend without a parent, family member, supporter guest will receive an account adjustment of $75 after attendance records are reconciled.

Parking fees during Ranger Welcome Weekend are waived. Students and families parking on campus before or after orientation 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.


Dress for Ranger Welcome Weekend is casual. Shorts or jeans are appropriate for most events, and we recommend wearing comfortable shoes.

The Ranger Station Bookstore is located in Regis Square and is generally fully stocked for the start of a new semester three weeks before classes start. Visit the Ranger Station page for details on hours and how you can reserve your books in advance.

Textbooks ordered in advance will be ready for pick-up during Ranger Welcome Weekend. Less time spent in line means more time for you to stock up on Regis gear! If you have not reserved your books in advance, be sure to bring a copy of your class schedule to the Ranger Station Bookstore as it will enable staff to assist you with finding and purchasing your required course materials. 


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