Camp War Eagle Family Program

Parent Counselor talking with four mothers at lunch

The Camp War Eagle Family Program runs concurrently to the student orientation program. During the program, parents and guests will have the opportunity to participate in many activities to familiarize themselves with Auburn's campus and services. Some of these activities include information sessions about campus services, interaction with faculty and staff, and academic advising sessions with the students. While there are activities in which parents may interact with their students, the majority of Camp War Eagle will be spent with parents and students in separate programs.

Families will be assisted through the orientation program by Parent Counselors. The Parent Counselors are a dedicated group of Auburn students who are chosen through a selection process in early spring and receive extensive training so that they will be best prepared to assist parents by providing important information about campus services and a wealth of knowledge about Auburn's beautiful campus and its vibrant history. Meet the 2019 Parent Counselors!

The cost of the Parent program is $75 per guest. All fees will be charged to the student's account and are non-refundable. No additional payment is required at this time.

General Information About Camp War Eagle

While on-campus lodging is not provided for family members attending Camp War Eagle with their freshman, there are numerous hotels in the Auburn-Opelika area that are available during sessions. A block of guest rooms is being held at The Hotel at Auburn University with discounted rates specifically for Camp War Eagle parents and guests. To make a reservation at this discounted rate, click here, or call 334-821-8200.  The Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau has provided a lodging brochure in the CWE confirmation packet and has additional resources on their website.

After your student registers for CWE, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to their Auburn e-mail account. A confirmation letter and packet will also be mailed within a week of your registration. The confirmation letter and packet contains important materials including a parking pass, map, lodging brochure, and other essential information. If your student has not received this letter and packet within two weeks of registering for Camp War Eagle, please contact our office at 334-844-4501.

The Auburn University Medical Clinic requires all students to turn in a Medical Information Form prior to attending Auburn. The Medical Form should be submitted electronically via Clearwave on the AU Medical Clinic website. Click here to be directed to the form. If your student does not have the form completed by the time they attends Camp War Eagle, they will complete a Letter of Understanding (LOU) in AU Access which will temporarily clear the hold on your student's account to allow for their class registration at CWE. The Medical Information Form must then be submitted via Clearwave within 30 days of your Camp War Eagle session.

If your student requires special accommodations, please contact Auburn University Accessibility at 334-844-2096 or visit their website.  Click on "Students" to find information about the steps to receive accommodations. If these are accommodations your student will need throughout their time at Auburn, you and your student are encouraged to visit their office at 1244 Haley Center during your visit to Auburn.

While at CWE, please be sure you are familiar with the checkout process for the second morning of CWE.  It will be to your student's advantage to understand the process to avoid confusion and possible delays in arriving to your advising and registration location on time. This is especially important if you will be dropping off your student for Camp on Day 1 and picking them up on the afternoon of Day 2. More specific Checkout instructions will be provided by the Camp and Parent Counselors.

Parents begin the program with check-in and an Opening Session in the Student Center. You will meet your Parent Counselors and other Camp War Eagle staff and learn more about what to expect at CWE.

Parents will have the opportunity to receive information presented by representatives from various campus offices including Student Financial Services, the AU Medical Clinic, Campus Safety and Security, Housing, and more. These representatives will also be available for questions during and after the meetings.

Parents will meet with two Parent Counselors in a small group setting to learn more about Auburn from a student’s perspective. Information covered includes Parking & Tiger Transit, Involvement, Dining, Tiger Card, Student Football Tickets, lots of Q&A time, and more!

Parents will join the students for meetings with academic advisors from their college or school. This meeting will occur in the morning of day two. That afternoon, students will register with their school or college while parents and guests hear from other academic resources for success and Parent & Family Programs about how to manage your family's transition to college.

During our Ask the Experts panel, current Auburn students will present information to the parents and answer questions about the tough topics of student life at college.

Parents and students will have an opportunity to browse the services provided by local businesses in the Auburn area at our Business Fair. Representatives will also be on hand to present information and answer questions regarding their businesses.