SOAR: Starting Out at Regis

New Student Orientation and Move-In Information

Now that you've submitted your deposit and are getting ready to become a Ranger, it's time to SOAR. SOAR stands for Starting Out at Regis, and is more than just your typical new student orientation. With three phases to help you navigate your first year at Regis University, we're here to guide you on your journey toward becoming a Regis Ranger.


Phase 1: Virtual Summer Sessions 

Over the summer, keep your eyes out for invitations to our series of virtual summer sessions. Sessions will be held for incoming students on a variety of topics, from living in the dorms to succeeding in your first college-level classes at Regis University. We will also be hosting sessions specifically for parents to address questions related to financial aid and tuition payments, how to support students during their first year and more. Parent sessions will be offered in both English and Spanish.  

Phase 2: Ranger Welcome Weekend

It's the time we've all been waiting for! Ranger Welcome Weekend is our opportunity to welcome all incoming students to campus. Get ready for an exciting few days of meeting new friends, getting oriented around campus and gearing up for your first year at Regis University. 

2021 Welcome Weekend Dates

August 18: Commuter Student Welcome
Join other commuter students living off-campus for a welcome reception, with plenty of information tailored to the commuter student experience.

August 19: Residential Student Welcome
Move in to your dorm room, meet your new roommate and dive in to your first year at Regis! 

August 20: Parent and Family Welcome (optional)
Join other families of incoming Regis First Year students for a day-long orientation to the programs, resources, departments and individuals that will support your student's success at Regis. (Note: Parent and Family orientation concludes on Friday evening. Students continue their orientation schedule with a full weekend of activities. Please rejoin your student at Blue and Gold Weekend, September 16-19).

August 20-22: All Students
Get ready for a packed schedule, including information sessions, off-campus adventures and plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered. 

View the Full Schedule for Ranger Welcome Weekend

Phase 3: First Year Experience

Your orientation to Regis University doesn't stop on the first day of classes. Student Affairs and the Office of First Year Experience is here to support you as a new Ranger through your entire first year at Regis. Through the first year core curriculum, dedicated advising and mentoring and a series of programs specifically for you, the First Year Experience is designed to support you through everything you'll encounter as you start out at Regis. 

Transfer Students

Regardless of major, the Regis College Academic Dean’s Office is available for transfer students as they settle into completing their degrees at Regis University. Need help declaring your major? Want to connect with your advisor? Interested in exploring academic support to help you succeed? Then, email the Regis College Academic Dean's office at for more information.

Let the adventure begin!
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Aug 18: Commuter Welcome
Aug 19: Residential Welcome
Aug 20: Parent and Family Welcome
Aug 20-22: Welcome for All Students

August 11, 2021
Virtual Welcome Event

Returning to Campus in the Era of COVID-19

This session will be specifically designed to prepare students and families for what to expect in the context of COVID-19. A lot has changed in the past year, and we recognize that a traditional college experience may still feel uncomfortable for many. Join us to learn about our health and safety measures, hear what you can expect when you arrive on campus and get any and all of your questions answered regarding how Regis is operating in the era of COVID-19.

Parents and Families:
Still have questions?
If you are a parent or family member of a new Regis student, submit your questions using the form below. 
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Resource Roundup

Nearby Hotels and Places to Stay

It's never too early to start planning your trip for Ranger Welcome Weekend! We offer a comprehensive list of hotel recommendations, many of which offer discounts to Regis students and families. 

Parents and Families

Use this helpful page as a place to connect with the resources that you will need during your journey as a Regis parent, family member or supporter.

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.

Regis Glossary

Come across a word, phrase or acronym that you don't recognize? Use our helpful glossary as a reference to familiarize yourself with the Regis lingo! 

View the Glossary

Your Home on the Range Newsletter

Emailed every week to incoming students, the Your Home on the Range newsletter contains important information on how to prepare for your arrival at Regis. Check out our archive if you missed an issue! 

View Newsletter Archive

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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