New Student Orientation - SOAR

SOAR - Siskiyous Orientation, Advising, & Registration

"Come SOAR with us!"

If you are a student who is pursuing any COS certificate, AA degree, or transfer requirements, and are new to COS or returning after two or more years, you will want to participate in SOAR. At SOAR, students will receive orientation, advising, a class schedule and a campus tour. You must provide any high school or college transcripts prior to scheduling your SOAR session. These will be used for math and English placement. Please call Counseling and Student Support Programs at (530) 938-5353(530) 938-5353 with any questions or to sign up for SOAR. Each session has limited availability.


To Be Announced

What do we do during SOAR?

During the 4 hour SOAR Day, students will:

  • Meet other students
  • Learn about Campus Resources & Services while on a Weed Campus Tour
  • Learn about the mySiskiyous portal - and its resources
  • Navigate the COS website and resources and how to find information
  • Discuss Educational Goals (AA, Certificate, Transfer)
  • Begin the creation of their education plan
  • Schedule and register for classes

Contact counseling & Student Support Programs

Counseling & Student Support Programs
Phone: (530) 938-5353(530) 938-5353

Sunny Greene, DSPS Director/Counselor, LD Specialist, General Counselor, and Articulation Officer
Denis Hagarty, General/Veterans/Counselor
Michelle Knudsen, General/EOPS/SSS/CalWorks Counselor
Kim Peacemaker, General/EOPS/SSS Counselor
Valerie Roberts, Associate Dean of Student Services

Josh Collins, Academic Advisor
Beckie Hobbs, Academic Advisor
Pat Kushwara, Student Support Services (SSS) Coordinator/Advisor
Shannon Eller, EOPS/CARE Coordinator/Advisor, Foster Youth Liaison

Donna Farris, DSPS LD Paraprofessional/Alternative Media Specialist
Martha Gentry, Counseling Services Reception
Denise Broomfield, DSPS Administrative Specialist & Eligibility Process
Marlena Shaffer, Administrative Assistant II, Student Support Programs