Preview Days will introduce you to the many facets of campus life and to the people that make Southern Oregon University a special place.
You will tour campus and the residence halls, meet with faculty in your major, explore resources and facilities, and dine on campus. Guests are welcome! Reference our campus map for building locations.
SOU offers two paths to same-day admissions:
Become a Raider On The Spot
Our Raider on the Spot option is an opportunity to receive a same-day admissions decision that happens exclusively at Preview Day. Students who submit an online application BEFORE Preview Day according to the Raider On The Spot guidelines can expect a decision in a matter of hours.
Application Workshop at Preview Day
We will also host an Application Workshop in the library and make admissions decisions during the event.* If you would like to apply DURING the workshop and receive an admission decision at Preview bring your official transcript and test scores.**
For more information about the application process and required documents visit our How to Apply page.
* Admissions decisions will be made if all admissions materials are provided and all admissions requirements met.
** Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution, transfer students will need to bring transcripts from all current and previously attended institutions.
8:00am: Check-in and Continental Breakfast in the Stevenson Union
8:45am: Welcome and Opening Session
Administrators will provide an overview of the program and the opportunities at SOU. A student panel will answer many of your questions.
9:45am: Discussion Groups for Students
“Life as a Raider Freshman”
Connect with current SOU students to discover opportunities for club involvement and campus activities and to ask questions about living on campus and what it means to be an SOU Raider.
“Transfer Student Raider Experience”
A conversation with SOU staff and students specific to the needs and resources for transfer and/or re-entry students. Hear about involvement opportunities, on-campus housing options, clubs and organizations, as well as campus support and what it means to be an SOU Raider.
9:45am: Reception for Parents and Guests
Chat with academic Deans, Vice Presidents, and other administrators.
10:30am: Academic and Information Fair
Explore academic programs, student services, campus resources, organizations and more!
11:30am: Faculty Presentations
Professors will present a favorite lecture.
Enjoy lunch at The Hawk Dining Commons.
1:15pm: Campus and Residence Hall Tours (every 15 min)
Explore campus facilities and Greensprings/North Campus Village residence hall complexes. Family Housing’s Old Mill Village (Wightman Street) is open for individual drop-in tours.
1:15pm: Application Workshop
Drop by and let the admissions staff assist you with your application for admission.
2:30pm: Disabilities Resources at SOU
Learn more about accommodations and transition support for students with disabilities and learning challenges at SOU. Discuss how to access campus services and required documentation and how to connect with Disability Resources staff.