Transfer Orientation

TSOAR – 2021

Transfer Student Orientation, Advising and Registration 

Congratulations on your admission to Western Oregon University!

We are excited to have you join the WOU community as a new transfer student this fall.

Summer Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) is intended for admitted freshmen. Transfer students who were unable to attend TSOAR and are not registered for courses are invited to participate in SOAR.

The 2021 virtual SOAR dates are June 26, June 28, July 7, and July 16. As part of your SOAR experience, you will receive virtual (via Zoom or phone) drop-in advising support and register for your fall courses on the date you select. After registering for a virtual SOAR date, you will receive a confirmation email outlining your next steps to prepare for advising and registration.

We also offer in-person orientation events at WOU for new students and their families. The dates are July 17, July 23, July 24, August 4, August 5, August 13, and August 14.

A virtual orientation option is available on July 16 for students and family members who are unable to attend an in-person event.

In addition to signing up for your TSOAR date, you will also want to join the WOU Network. Transfer students can receive advising and registration support, learn more about campus programs and resources, meet fellow new students, and connect with members of the WOU community on this virtual platform. An invitation to join the WOU Network will be sent to your WOU email address and you can set up your account using your WOU Portal credentials. 

Please contact Admissions at to receive the registration link for TSOAR.

Information on demand

Important: Complete the Transfer Orientation Modules to prepare for advising and registration at TSOAR.

Step 1

Set up your WOU Portal Account

Step 2

Complete the Enrollment form

(you will need to be logged into your
WOU email located in the Portal)

Step 3

Access the modules in Canvas

Be sure to check your WOU email beginning May 3 for a link to join the WOU Network for access to more resources and support for joining us at WOU.

One Student’s Journey to WOU

PLUS Team: Out of State Student Panel

Contact for questions: Megan Habermann-Guthrie | | 503-838-8659

Password: 6M.@7q1L

PLUS Team: Students of Color Panel

Contact for questions: Megan Habermann-Guthrie | | 503-838-8659

Password: 0E.&1d@?

PLUS Team: Transfer Student Panel

Contact for questions: Megan Habermann-Guthrie | | 503-838-8659

Password: 9Q+^^=6d

Hamersly Library Informational Video

Contact for questions: Hamersly Library | | 503-838-8418

Child Development Center

Contact for questions: Tammy Gardner | | 503-838-8238

Student Success and Advising Presentation

Contact for questions: Student Success and Advising | | 503-838-8428

Business Office and How to Pay

Contact for questions: Business Office |

Criminal Justice Overview

Contact for questions: Criminal Justice Office | | (503)838-8733

Financial Aid Presentation

Contact for questions: Financial Aid Office | | 503-838-8475

Office of Disability Services Presentation

Contact for questions: Office of Disability Services | | 503-838-8250
(Google Hangout Available, please email ODS)

AAOT vs Non-AAOT Presentation

Contact for questions: Dr. Kristin Mauro | | 503-838-8732

Housing Presentation

Contact for questions: Housing Office | | 503-838-8311