Camp War Eagle Family Program
The Camp War Eagle Parent and Guest 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.
The parents 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 2018 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. The Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau has provided a lodging brochure in the CWE confirmation packet and has additional resources on their website.
Additionally, 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.
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 Residence Life, 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, Office of Information Technology, Student Football Tickets, lots of Q&A time, and more!
Parents will join the students for meetings with the Academic Advisors from their college or school. This meeting will occur in the morning of day two.
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. Representatives will also be on hand to present information and answer questions regarding their businesses.