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How do I register for SOAR?

You will register for SOAR via myLYON. You will need your login information and pin to access myLyon. If you have any questions or a problem registering for SOAR, please contact enrollment services at 870.307.7250.

Can my family member or friend come to SOAR with me?

Yes! We encourage a family member to come with you. There will be sessions specifically for parents and other family members. Students have their own separate track of sessions. Younger siblings are also welcome to attend, although they will find most of the day uninteresting. If you choose to bring a friend or significant other with you, he or she will attend the family sessions.

Where do I park for SOAR?

For June and August SOAR days, you will park in the curved lot in front of Brown Chapel. Individuals attending SOAR on April 8th will receive special parking information.

What will I do during SOAR?

You will spend your morning attending a variety of informational sessions designed to acclimate you to the Lyon learning environment and prepare you for success. You will spend time in both small and large group settings. Your afternoon is a kind of “choose your own adventure." You will have an assigned academic advising time as well as a number of tasks (obtain your ID, visit the nurse, etc.) to complete in the order you choose. Lunch is provided.

For a sample student schedule, click here. For a sample family and gues schedule, click here.

Will my AP or concurrent credit be considered in my advising appointment?

Maybe. If Lyon has received your AP or concurrent credit and it is officially in your record before your SOAR day, then your faculty advisor may consider it during your advising appointment. If Lyon has not received your credit, then your advisor may not consider it during your appointment. Your advisor will help you register for classes based on your confirmed transcripts. Once Lyon receives your AP or concurrent credit, you may work with your advisor to change your schedule. In short, if you have college credit already, send those official transcripts to Lyon right away.

What should I do if I, or someone traveling with me, need special accommodations due to a physical disability?

Please contact Carole Douglas at to share relevant information. Lyon typically has a golf cart available to assist students and families who have mobility issues.

What should I do if I, or someone traveling with me, has special dietary needs?

Please contact Carole Douglas at to share relevant information at least one week prior to your SOAR day. This allows time for Lyon to notify dining services staff.

I am interested in staying in a residence hall room the night before, or the night of, SOAR. How do I reserve a space?

Limited space is available for SOAR students and their families to stay in the residence hall for a $10/person per night fee. Housing is available the night before SOAR and the night of SOAR for the June SOAR dates only. You will need to provide your own bedding, toiletries, etc. Meals will not be provided (other than lunch during your SOAR day), but the dining hall may be open. If you would like to reserve a space, please complete this form.

What is the CSI?

The College Student Inventory (CSI) is a tool Lyon uses as a means of getting to know you a little better (and maybe help you get to know yourself a little better too). The College uses this information to help complete your schedule and help you succeed at Lyon. There are no right or wrong answers; just answer honestly, and don’t feel pressured to answer in any particular way.

You can access the CSI here. If you have any questions or trouble accessing the CSI, please contact Andrew English at

What should I wear?

Be comfortable! Summertime in Arkansas is generally pretty warm, but you may get chilly inside. We suggest you dress in layers or bring a jacket, just in case.