One of the best things about being a student is having summers off. As a senior I am unfortunately preparing myself for the loss of this privilege (I cry sometimes), but because my free summers are finished, I feel it is my duty to give advice to those of you who may still have a few left. Summer breaks are a great time for travel, relaxation, and making some extra money at your preferred job, but there are other options. The Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) program offers students from all disciplines opportunities to spend a portion of their summer on campus performing research. Now I know what you are thinking, ‘why would I want to go back to Moravian and lose my free summer,’ but I promise SOAR is a great option.