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Welcome to Dillard University!

                          Welcome to Dillard University!



The Dillard University SOAR (New Student Orientation) program marks the completion of your journey towards enrolling at Dillard University. SOAR is designed to provide all new students-whether freshman, transfer, readmit, resident, commuter, or non-traditional - an array of programs and workshops. We are excited that you will be joining our Dillard family! SOAR is also designed to help you make new friends, find your way around campus, and educate you about all the resources we provide to support your success. These activities combined will introduce you to Dillard University and prepare you for your collegiate experience.

Our rich tradition expands more 148 years of excellence. You have worked with much dedication to achieve admission into the university. We anticipate you will work equally hard to achieve the high academic and personal standards we expect of all Dillard students!

Please remember that all new students are required to attend SOAR, so make plans to attend! So that we may confirm your intentions, please complete and send back your Intent to Enroll Form.

In case you have not already done so, we have also included immunization forms and a housing application (if planning to live on campus) that must be completed before check-in and registration.

If you are returning items by mail, please forward them to the address listed below. You may also fax your registration form to the fax number below.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming at (504) 816-4670, 800.216.6637 toll free or by email at 

We look forward to seeing you soon!







SOAR (New Student Orientation) is a MANDATORY orientation program for all incoming students (new students, transfer students and non-traditional students).

SOAR (New Student Orientation):

Tuesday, August 14 (MOVE IN DAY)-Friday, August 17th

Fall Classes Begin:
Monday, August 20, 2018

Below are the areas in which all students must be cleared prior to the end of late registration. 


Health & Wellness

Financial Aid

Business & Finance

Residential Life

Advising & Registration