First Year Programs

The Office of First Year Programs offers a variety of academic support programs to help students be successful at Morehead State University. For additional information, visit or call 606-783-5208.

Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR)

SOAR is a one-day overview of the educational opportunities and services at MSU. New students will learn more about MSU, register for classes and meet other students, faculty and staff. Students will also meet with academic advisors. New freshmen or transfer students enrolling for the fall semester are encouraged to participate in the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. SOAR is offered in April, June and July.

New Student Days

New Student Days provides fun and educational activities for new students the weekend before classes begin. All new freshmen are required to attend New Student Days. Students are notified of the specific dates and times of these activities in July by the Office of First Year Programs.

Success Academy

Success Academy provides an opportunity for new students to start their college experience early, complete two courses at a reduced tuition rate, meet other Eagles, connect with an advisor, create a plan to support academic progress and graduation in four years (or less) and begin their first semester a few steps ahead. Success Academy is held in July.  

For more information about the Success Academy, visit