Camp War Eagle is Auburn's summer orientation experience for incoming freshmen and their guests. CWE is a 2-day, 1-night program intended to familiarize incoming students with Auburn's campus, traditions, and numerous student services and programs. Students will also register for their fall classes at this time.
SOS is Auburn's orientation program for incoming transfer students and their guests. SOS is a one-day orientation program designed to make Auburn's new students feel welcome and introduce them to the many traditions, services, and programs offered on Auburn's beautiful campus. SOS is offered on various dates during the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
First Year Seminars (FYS) help Auburn students make a smooth and successful transition to college life. All FYS courses provide assistance with academic skill development, adjustment to college life, and detailed information on and experience with the functions, support services, and resources of Auburn University.
Most sections of FYS courses are limited to 19 students, which gives you the opportunity to get to know your instructor and fellow students, participate in lively discussions and activities, and grow even closer to your new Auburn family.
Learning communities (LCs) are unique academic opportunities just for first-year students. Each LC is comprised of 19 first-year students who are pre-registered and co-registered into a First Year Seminar and several core courses together, easing both the registration process and social and academic adjustment to college. We offer several themed LCs, categorized by major or interest, in order for everyone to find their place at Auburn.
By participating in a learning community, students are connected to a small community of faculty, staff, and peers with similar interests and rank their entire education experience higher than students who did not participate in an LC.