New Student Orientation (Fall 2022) This event is required of all incoming first-year and transfer students who plan to enroll in August 2022.

This Orientation provides an overview of the resources available to you as a student at Saint Augustine’s University. You will receive information on topics such as student life, student activities, registrar policies, student email and parking.


There are four steps in completing your registration for Orientation:
  1. Register for the SOAR date that is convenient for you and your family.
  2. It is imperative that new students complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form prior to attending SOAR. For tips on how to complete a FAFSA application please visit To schedule a virtual appointment with Financial Aid staff, please email
  3. Pay your enrollment deposit, if you haven’t done so already.
  4. SAU health clearance forms. Find and fill out the forms here.
SOAR Presentation
The SOAR sessions include:
  • Scheduling your fall semester classes
  • Completing various placement/assessment inventory
  • Reviewing your financial aid award letter (Estimated Aid)
  • Completing your health clearance and all other admissions requirements
  • Securing your room assignment
  • Receiving an estimated bill from the Business Office (Billing and Assessments verifies that you are being charged correctly)
  • Choose a SOAR date:

You must register for the SOAR event by registering online, contact the Office of Admissions at 919.516.4012 or email at for more information.

We will begin Check-In/Registration at 9:00 a.m. and the Welcome/Orientation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

All of our staff and faculty welcome you and if we can help in any way give us a call.

Greetings Future Falcons,

Pursuant to your request and for your convenience, listed below are hotels that are near our campus.

Hotels Near SAU

Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown

320 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC 27603


Best Western Raleigh

North – Downtown

2715 Capital Boulevard


Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

421 Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27601


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Raleigh NE – Medical Center Area

3618 New Bern Avenue

Raleigh, NC 27610


Ramada by Wyndham Raleigh

1520 Blue Ridge Road

Raleigh, NC 27607


Financial Aid items needed for SOAR

  1. All registered participants are required to complete a FAFSA.
  2. Be sure to bring with you your FSA User ID and password that you used to electronically sign your FAFSA, your parents will need theirs as well. If you don’t have one as of yet please visit the following link to secure one. It does take 72 hours to validate you or your parents’ identity, so apply today if you need one! You and your parent MUST have separate User IDs and passwords, they may not be shared.
  3. If you’re planning on using financial aid, you must have completed a FAFSA for the year you are applying for and include our school code, 00296800. If you haven’t filed, there’s still time but keep in mind it takes about 3-4 days for the school to receive your information from your FAFSA. Here’s the link for filing a FAFSA,
  4. Your personalized student online portal, “My Falcon Landing”. If not please reach out to your Admissions representative for instructions. In your portal, you can see your financial aid awards, accept or decline them as well as check any outstanding documents you may need to furnish to a specific department. Please make yourself familiar with your portal, it’s a wonderful self- service tool!

SAU Financial Aid Counselors:

Mrs. Sharon Griffin  or 919.516.4131

Ms. Natesha McMillon or 919.516.4131

Ms. Emma Robinson or 919.516.4131

Ms. Felicia Robinson or 919.516.4131