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 with any questions or to sign up for SOAR. Each session has limited availability.


Spring dates coming soon. Check back in March.

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   (530) 938-5353


Sunny Greene, DSPS Director/Counselor and General Counselor

Denis Hagarty, General/Veterans/Athletics Counselor

Kim Peacemaker, Yreka Campus Counselor

Valerie Roberts, Interim Associate Dean of Student Success


Josh Collins, General Advising/MESA Coordinator

Blaine Smith, General Advising/Upward Bound Academic Coordinator

Pat Kushwara, Student Support Services (SSS) Coordinator/Advisor

Shannon Eller, EOPS/CARE Coordinator/Advisor


Donna Farris, General Assessment/DSPS Disability Intake & Accommodations

Martha Gentry, Counseling Services Reception

Denise Broomfield, DSPS Administrative Specialist & Eligibility Process