New Student Orientation (Fall 2019) This event is required of all incoming first-year, transfer, re-admitted and non-degree seeking (special students) undergraduates who plan to enroll in August 2019.

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 eight steps in completing your registration for Orientation:
  1. Register for the SOAR date that is convenient for you and your family.
  2. Pay your housing enrollment deposit (The $200 deposit should be paid prior to SOAR.)
  3. 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
  4. Police background check. You can obtain a police background check at your local courthouse or click here for more information. The cost is approximately $15.
  5. SAU health clearance forms. Find and fill out the forms here.
  6. Submit your final official high school transcript. It should include your graduation date.
  7. Submit your official SAT or ACT test scores
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 at the bottom of this page: Dates for 2020 to be announced 

You must register for the SOAR event by registering online, contacting the Office of First Year Experience at 919.516.4580 or emailing us at

We will begin Check-In/Registration at 8:30 a.m. and the Welcome/Orientation will begin at 9:00 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. 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.
  2. If you’re planning on using financial aid, you must have completed a FAFSA for 1819 and included 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,
  3. Your personalized CAMS student online portal. 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:

A thru H: Ms. Sherina Alexander  or 919.516.4133

I thru R: Ms. Katrina Daughtry or 919.516.4642

S thru Z: Ms. Laffenia Griffin  or 919.516.4290



Office of First Year Experience

Dr. Paul Norman

Dr. Paul Norman, Director 

Angelique Paschal-Rand

Mrs. Angelique Paschal-Rand, Asst. Director 

Office of Admissions


Mr. Paul Vandergrift, Interim Admissions Director