Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR)

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Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR)

Welcome to the Office of Student Outreach and Retention

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The Office of Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) is committed to supporting the college transition and persistence of first-time freshman. Through a mix of outreach campaigns and programs designed to strengthen personal resilience, SOAR equips students with the valuable skills and resources needed to overcome academic, social, and/or financial obstacles. SOAR partners with offices University-wide to deliver a host of retention-based initiatives to NJCU faculty, staff, students, and families.

How to Contact Us

Staff are happy and looking forward to assisting you!
Staff Available:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vodra Hall 101

Phone: 201-503-4922
Text: 201-630-0472
Virtual Meetings Are Available Via: Zoom & FaceTime!

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Services Offered for NJCU Students:

Rising Knight Peer Mentoring (RKPM): New students are paired with experienced peer mentors who work to develop a supportive relationship with their mentee, helping them successfully navigate their first year at NJCU.

Financial Assistance: SOAR assists qualified students identify financial resources to help them fund their education.

One-on-one Personal Development Meetings: SOAR offers personalized one-on-one meetings with SOAR staff to offer guidance and advice to students on various college success topics.

Proactive Outreach: SOAR conducts outreach primarily through calling campaigns, designed and implemented around important university timelines and deadlines.

Services Offered for Parents and Family:

Parent and Family Communications: At the student’s request, SOAR staff members offer phone or in-person meetings with parents and family members to discuss student support resources and services and develop personalized student retention plans.

Learn about the new First Year Textbook Grant!

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