All newly admitted students for Fall Term are expected to attend a Raider Registration event on the campus of Southern Oregon University. You will meet an academic advisor, schedule classes, and complete the next steps to enrollment. Events fill up quickly, so sign up as soon as possible from your email invitation to ensure your choice of date.
To sign up on a first-come, first-served basis:
Activate your InsideSOU account
To activate, go to inside.sou.edu and select “Students – Activate Your Account” from the Account Help menu.
Submit the enrollment deposit
Pay online through your InsideSOU account.
Respond ASAP to your email invitation
Email invitations will be sent in late March 2018 to students who have paid the enrollment deposit.
Raider Registration Dates 2018
First Year and Transfer Students: First Year
June 2 (in Honolulu, HI)
Scroll down to the FAQ to find out more about how to prepare, the Raider Registration schedule, lodging information and more.
Winter, Spring and Summer Term Entry
First Year and Transfer Students (by appointment):
After paying the enrollment deposit, please call Academic Advising at 541.552.6213 to schedule an advising and registration appointment with your appropriate Student Success Coordinator.
Online Degree Completion Students (All Terms of Entry)
After paying the enrollment deposit, please contact Stacey Derrig at 541.552.8118 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an advising and registration appointment.
Raider Registration – Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prepare for Raider Registration?
Prior to attending Raider Registration, it is important to complete the tasks listed below.
1. Submit Final Transcripts
After graduating high school or completing college work, send the Office of Admissions all final official transcripts as soon as they are available.
2. Second Language Proficiency
Students must successfully complete at least two sequential terms of a second language before completing a degree at SOU. If you have already taken two years of the same language in high school OR taken a language through the 102 level in college and received a C– or higher, you can submit official transcripts to meet the requirement.
Enrollment Services Checklist
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act was established in 1974. Once a student reaches the age of 18 years old, or attends a postsecondary institution, he or she becomes an “eligible student,” and all rights formerly given to parents under FERPA transfer to the student. The institution cannot legally share any information regarding the student without written consent from the student.
Students may choose to fill out a FERPA release form here, by selecting Academic Services Form, then FERPA Release (online form). You must be logged into InsideSOU to access this form.
2. Update Current Mailing Address
Log into InsideSOU, select Student & Registration Tools from the right hand Online Services box. Update your mailing address under Personal Information. This is the local address used for various mailings during the current term.
3. Set Up Friends & Family Access
Family members or friends may be added to your Billing Account in order to make payments. Log into InsideSOU, select Student & Registration Tools from the right hand Online Services box. Select “Make a Payment” under Billing Account, then select “Add New” to add a family member or friend.
4. Accept Revolving Charge Account Plan (RCA)
The RCA explains all fees associated with billing that could potentially post to student’s accounts. If you don’t pay in full by the due date, SOU automatically activates the RCA. It is not a credit card, although the terms and conditions are similar and allow you to space your payments. Instead of paying in full at the onset of the term, students may pay only the first third of tuition, the first third of residence hall charges, and all other charges. The remainder of the account balance must be paid by December 1 for fall, March 1 for winter, and June 1 for spring. If tuition and housing are not paid by the required date in any given term, students are charged a fee of $15, with 9% per annum interest each month.
All students must accept the RCA. To accept RCA, log into InsideSOU, select Student & Registration Tools from the right hand Online Services box. Select “Sign Revolving Charge Agreement” under Billing Account. Review the terms and click “Agree to Terms” at the bottom of the screen.
Financial Aid Checklist
1. Apply for Financial Aid
Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for several types of financial aid at SOU. Complete the FAFSA here. The FAFSA application must be filled out annually.
If selected for verification by the Financial Aid Office, you will need to link to sou.verifymyfafsa.com from your SOU email or the email used to file FAFSA. You will be prompted to create an account to finish the verification process. Details of the verification process can be found here.
2. Review and Accept Terms and Conditions
Log into your student Banner account and log into InsideSOU. Click Financial Aid Awards then choose accept/decline awards. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions. You will not be able to view award information without Terms and Conditions completed.
3. Complete your Master Promissory Note, Entrance Counseling, and Parent Plus Loan
Submit an application at studentloans.gov . MPN, ELC and PP Loan documents are sent directly to SOU after you have completed the application. These can be completed prior to Raider Registration except for the Parent Plus loan application, which opens July 1st. You will need your Federal Student Aid (FSA) username and password.
If your parent plans to apply for a Parent Plus Loan, they must complete a credit check at studentloans.gov
4. Other Required Documents
If additional documents are needed to complete the financial aid process, you will be notified through your SOU email and the email used to file FAFSA.
Additional Tasks Checklist
1. Submit the Housing Application
Submit your housing application to reserve a room in our residence halls. Check out the residence hall and family housing options at the SOU Housing website here. After applying for University Housing, students should check their SOU email regularly for information about room selection. This will happen over the summer.
2. Submit mandatory Immunization Records and Health History Form
To avoid a hold on your account, you must electronically provide vaccine information to the Student Health and Wellness Center. You do not need to submit a copy of your vaccine record to the Health and Service Center.
To submit your vaccine record, log into the SOU Health website here. Choose “Forms”, then complete the “Measles Verification Form”.
What will I do at Raider Registration?
First Year Student Agenda
7:30 am – Check-In, Photo ID, & Math Placement (Stevenson Union Courtyard)
Breakfast is served for students and family/guests in the Stevenson Union. Students: Following check in, have your photo taken for your SOU ID card. If you need to do it later in the day, visit the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall. Family & Guests: Following check in, please enjoy the SOU Bookstore while your student has their photo ID taken.
9 am – Opening Session Students, Family & Guests: You’ll hear from administrators and current students as they introduce you to campus and provide an overview of the day.
9:45 am – Advising Part 1 Students: Our Academic Advisors will provide an overview of degree requirements and prepare you for class registration. Family & Guests: Faculty will provide insight into the curriculum and academic advising at SOU.
10:45 am – College 101 Students: Your Welcome Team leader will facilitate a discussion on the transition to college life. Family & Guests: Meet & Greet – SOU faculty and administrators will introduce themselves and be available to engage in conversation.
11:45 am – Lunch
1 pm – Next Steps, Financial Aid & Student Billing Students, Family & Guests: SOU staff will discuss important next steps and answer questions about Admissions, Housing, Student Life, Enrollment Services Center, Financial Aid, and more!
2:30 pm – Advising Part 2 Students: Faculty from major programs and Academic Advisors will assist you to develop your fall schedule and register for classes! Family & Guests: Support for Your Student – A panel of staff from the SOU Cares and Student Support Network will discuss campus resources and field questions.
Transfer Student Agenda
10 am – Check-In & Photo ID (Music Recital Hall) Students: Following check in, have your photo taken for your SOU ID card. If you need to do it later in the day, visit the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall. Family & Guests: Following check in, please enjoy the SOU Bookstore while your student has their photo ID taken.
10:30 am – Opening Session Students, Family & Guests: You’ll hear from administrators and current students as they introduce you to campus and provide an overview of the day.
11 am – Advising & Registration Students: Our Academic Advisors will provide an overview of degree requirements and prepare you for class registration. Family & Guests: Support for Your Student – A panel of staff from the SOU Cares and Student Support Network will discuss campus resources and field questions.
1 pm – Lunch / Campus Tours Available
1 pm – Check-In & Photo ID (Music Recital Hall) Students: Following check in, have your photo taken for your SOU ID card. If you need to do it later in the day, visit the Enrollment Services Center in Britt Hall. Family & Guests: Following check in, please enjoy the SOU Bookstore while your student has their photo ID taken.
1:30 pm – Opening Session Students, Family & Guests: You’ll hear from administrators and current students as they introduce you to campus and provide an overview of the day.
2 pm – Advising & Registration Students: Our Academic Advisors will provide an overview of degree requirements and prepare you for class registration. Family & Guests: Support for Your Student – A panel of staff from the SOU Cares and Student Support Network will discuss campus resources and field questions.
4 pm – Dinner / Campus Tours Available
Where should I stay while in Ashland?
Raider Registration is a one day event, so unfortunately lodging is not provided. We recommend making reservations in Ashland or Medford well in advance during the peak summer tourism season. Visit the Ashland Chamber of Commerce for information about local hotels and lodging.
Can my family attend Raider Registration?
Families and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. Our information sessions provide tools for supporting your student during this exciting process.
Are disability accommodations available?
Students with disabilities may contact our Disability Resources staff in advance to discuss accommodations. Please call 541.552.6213 to connect with Disability Resources.
Do I need math assessment? (First year students only)
Students required to take a math placement exam will be notified prior to Raider Registration. If needed, please bring a calculator and check in no later than 8:00 am to allow enough time for testing. Math advisors will be available for questions at check in.
When is New Student Orientation?
After attending Raider Registration, you will receive an invitation to New Student Orientation, which will be hosted by the Office of New Student Orientation (NSO). The dates for 2018 will be available soon.
What is Hawaii Raider Registration?
SOU hosts a Raider Registration session in Honolulu each summer for students from Hawaii. The 2018 Hawaii Raider Registration date is June 2 at the Ala Moana Hotel.