Take a closer look and discover global citizenship and our community of wisdom, courage, and compassion as we come together and bring to you Soka University in a virtual experience that will allow you to meet and interact with various members of our campus.  Learn about the opportunities that can be found in our student experiences, how to engage in our admission and financial aid processes, discover what awaits you in our academics and study abroad program. 

    New sessions will be added throughout October and November

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    Schedule of Sessions & Registration

    Concentration at Glance: Life Sciences

    October 22, 2020 (Thursday)
    06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Pacific Time

    Life Sciences is our newest concentration! Our Life Sciences program features an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a solid foundation in the sciences with courses that embody the latest discovers in biology and chemistry. Life Sciences also prepares students for post-graduate studies in the medical and affiliated health fields. Students will also be able to use their scientific training in diverse careers, such as those related to policy, communication, law, forensics, education, and food science. Presented by: Susan Walsh, PhD 

    Language, Culture, & Study Abroad

    October 23, 2020 (Friday)
    04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Pacific Time

    In this session, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the various cities and countries our students travel to during their third year and the value of spending a semester abroad in order to enhance their understanding of the people and culture of where their target language is spoken. Presented by: Margaret Kasahara, Alex Okuda and Melody Murakami 

    The Student-Athlete Experience

    October 27, 2020 (Tuesday)
    05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Pacific Time

    Soka is a member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and a part of the California Pacific Conference (Cal Pac). Soka University offers men’s and women’s cross country, soccer, swimming, track and field, and women’s golf. In this session, you will meet the Assistant Director of Athletics, and coaches from each of the nine sponsored sports programs. You will get to learn more about what our sports teams offer, and what they are looking for as they strive to provide a platform to promote their student-athletes’ growth into global citizens through sportsmanship, community outreach, and the competitive experiences found within intercollegiate athletics. Presented by: Aaron Perry, Erica Baldaray, Wendy Espejel, Ian Eggleston, Adam Crossen, Patrick Boivin, Nancy Mockett

    Residential Life on Campus

    October 29, 2020 (Thursday)
    05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Pacific Time

    Find out what it's like to live on campus! In this session, you will meet some of our Residential Life team. Our team will discuss what it is like to live in our global community. You will learn what life is like for a first-year student and what your living space will look like. Our residence halls are a dynamic environment that center around living and learning in community. Presented by: Sharon Legese Gemechu and Astrid Dorantes 

    Admissions: Paving Your Path Begins Here

    November 02, 2020 (Monday)
    06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Pacific Time

    What is Soka University looking for? How do I start my application? Where do I send my transcripts? We know that applying to universities can be daunting. This session is designed to help out students who are interested in applying to Soka University. In this session, you will learn about what you need to do to complete your application and how your GoSoka! Account can help you manage your application. Tune into our admissions presentation to learn more on how to prepare for the Fall 2021 application. Presented by: Chelsea Dugger and Jimmy King 

    Concentration at Glance: Environmental Studies

    November 05, 2020 (Thursday)
    06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Pacific Time

    Our Environmental Studies concentration provides students with a foundation in the scientific understanding of the environment, as well as the social, cultural, economic, and technological forces that shape human relations with the environment. The Environmental Studies concentration at SUA can be an effective preparation for graduate school and environmental careers in government, consulting, advocacy organizations, and business. Presented by: Deike Peters, PhD  

    Concentration at Glance: Social and Behavioral Sciences

    November 06, 2020 (Friday)
    06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Pacific Time

    Soka’s concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) strives to understand human lives, behaviors, and institutions in their social, historical, and cultural environments. The concentration embraces an interdisciplinary approach to examining the human condition, incorporating perspectives from anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Presented by: Ryan Ashley Caldwell, PhD 

    Concentration at Glance: Humanities

    November 11, 2020 (Wednesday)
    06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Pacific Time

    The Humanities concentration seeks to prepare global citizens by examining the breadth and depth of the human search for meaning, value, and creativity. Comprised of the fields of art history, history, literature, music history, philosophy, and religion, the Humanities concentration offers students the chance to pursue essential questions about what it means to be human. Presented by: Oleg Gelikman, PhD

    Concentration at Glance: International Studies

    November 12, 2020 (Thursday)
    06:00 PM to 07:00 PM Pacific Time

    The International Studies concentration (INTS) offers students the opportunity to better understand global challenges including conflict, injustice, racism, and poverty. The INTS concentration prepares students for both graduate school and careers in government, international organizations, business, and the non-profit sectors. Presented by: Ian Olivo Read, PhD

    Financial Aid: Opportunities for Access and Affordability

    November 13, 2020 (Friday)
    10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Pacific Time

    Soka University offers an affordable education with value. But what does it all mean? In this session, our financial aid office will discuss the different types of aid Soka University offers and the financial aid application process. You will learn about scholarships, merit based aid, and how to apply for aid. Tune into this session to learn more about our generous award packages and how you can finance an affordable education with value. Presented by: Scott Brandos