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Office of First Year Programs
304 Allie Young Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-5208
Fax: 606-783-5072

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Frequently Asked Questions about SOAR 


Is SOAR a two-day or one-day program?

SOAR is a one-day program.

Should I arrive early?

Check-in will begin at 8:45 am and the Opening Session starts at 9:30 am. 

How do I get to campus?

Morehead, Ky is located off Interstate 64 at Exit 137 approximately 60 miles west of Huntington, W.Va., and 60 miles east of Lexington, Ky.  MSU Map and Directions

1. Traveling from east on I-64, turn left off the exit ramp onto KY 32. Traveling from the west on I-64,turn right off exit ramp onto KY 32.

2. Travel approximately three miles and go through six traffic lights.

3. At the last traffic light (“B”), turn left onto U.S. 60.

4. Continue on U.S. 60 (the bypass), turn left at the second traffic light (“D”) onto University Blvd.

Where should I park?

For the April SOAR programs, you will need to park in the US 60 By Pass lot (Campus Map).  You will be able to ride the shuttle buses to Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) 

For the other SOAR sessions, you may park in the lots designated on the campus map.  Shuttle vans will be available.  Please do not park in reserved numbered spaces or privately owned parking lots.


 If we arrive the night before, where can we stay?

A variety of hotel accommodations are located close to campus.

Comfort Inn & Suites
2650 Kentucky Hwy 801
(606) 780-REST (7378) or 800-228-5150  

Days Inn
170 Toms Dr.
(606) 783-1484  

Hampton Inn
500 Hampton Way
(606) 780-0601  

Holiday Inn Express
110 Toms Dr.
(606) 784-5796  

Quality Inn
175 Toms Dr.
(606) 784-2220  

Super 8 Motel
602 Fraley Dr.
(606) 784-8882  

Should my parents attend?

 We encourage parents to attend SOAR. There is a lot of information provided during SOAR.


What should I wear to SOAR?

Dress for the day is casual. You will have to walk, so wear comfortable shoes.


Will I get my EagleCard at SOAR?

Yes. You will have your picture taken – so be prepared!   We ask that you do not wear hats for your photo.
Your EagleCard will be ready for pick-up at 1:30 in the lobby of the Adron Doran University Center. 


Will I get to see my residence hall room?

Although we would love to show you your future residence hall room during the tours, we are unable to do
so due to student occupancy, summer camps, and scheduled maintenance. A show room from a suite and
double occupancy buildings will be available for viewing. 


Do parents and students stay together all day?

Students and parents stay together for the morning sessions. In the afternoon, students go to advising
without their parents. Parents will attend their own orientation session during the student’s academic
advising session.

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