Free student orientation, advising and registration session to be held in May for new and prospective students

SOAR information sessions

Piedmont Virginia Community College will host a Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) session for new and prospective students on Thursday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the V. Earl Dickinson Building on PVCC’s Main Campus in Charlottesville.

At the session, participants will receive assistance with registering for classes and learn about PVCC resources and student services.

The free information session is required for 2017 high school and home school graduates and non-graduates who are first time college students with an interest in pursuing a degree or certificate beginning with the fall 2017 semester. All other degree-seeking students new to PVCC are encouraged to attend. Additional SOAR sessions are planned for June, July and August. A complete list of session dates is available at

Before registering for a SOAR session, prospective students must apply to PVCC and take math and English placement tests. Advanced registration for SOAR sessions is required. Contact PVCC’s Admissions and Advising Center at 434.961.6581 to register. Early registration is recommended as space in SOAR sessions is limited.

For more information, call PVCC’s Admissions and Advising Center at 434.961.6581 or by emailing