New Student Orientation - SOAR

SOAR - Siskiyous Orientation, Advising, & Registration

"Come SOAR with us!"

SOAR Days are here! This is an event held on the main Weed campus and is specifically geared towards all incoming College of the Siskiyous students. If you are a student who is pursuing any COS certificate, AA degree, or transfer requirements, and are new to COS, you will want to participate in SOAR. At SOAR students will receive orientation, advising, a class schedule and a campus tour. Your placement test must be scheduled and completed prior to scheduling your SOAR session due to limited testing times. Please call Counseling & Support Services (530) 938-5353(530) 938-5353 with any questions or to sign up for SOAR. Each session has limited availability.



Date Time Location
Friday, November 4 1:00 pm -5:00 pm Weed Campus
Thursday, November 10 1:00 pm -5:00 pm Weed Campus
Thursday, November 17 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Weed Campus
Friday, November 18 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Weed Campus

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 Navigator web page - 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

Counseling & Support Services
Phone: (530) 938-5353(530) 938-5353

Sunny Greene, DSPS Director/Counselor, LD Specialist, and General Counselor
Denis Hagarty, General/Veterans/Athletics Counselor
Michelle Knudsen, General/Basic Skills Counselor
Kim Peacemaker, Yreka Campus Counselor
Valerie Roberts, Associate Dean of Student Success


Josh Collins, General Advising/MESA Coordinator
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
Rebecca Hobbs, DSPS Administrative Assistant I
Marlena Shaffer, Student Support Programs Administrative Assistant II