Camp War Eagle Frequently Asked Questions
Questions for Students
Students who attend Camp War Eagle will register for their fall semester classes while at their session. Students who do not attend CWE for any reason will register for classes at a one-day orientation session in August. Attending Camp War Eagle is highly advantageous for incoming freshmen.
Orientation is where you will learn about Auburn, ask questions, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, and meet other people from the incoming freshman class. Attendance at all Camp War Eagle events during your session is required.
Please note that not all colleges/schools will be available for advising during each session of Camp War Eagle. Therefore, you should select a session that fits best with your schedule that also provides the college/school you need for your major advising and registration. A list of which schools and colleges will be at which CWE session is available here.
It should also be noted that attending an earlier session of Camp War Eagle WILL NOT give a student an advantage in registering for classes. There are a select number of classes withheld for each session of Camp War Eagle, so all incoming freshman students who attend CWE have an equal chance of selecting necessary and desired courses.
The Camp War Eagle fee is $150 per student. The fee for each parent or guest who registers is $75. Camp War Eagle fees are applied to the student’s account and will appear on the first eBill the student receives for fall semester, typically in mid-July. No payment is required at the time you sign up for CWE.
Please note that all Camp War Eagle fees, including those for registered parents and/or guests, are assessed at the time of program registration and are NOT refundable.
Once a student is registered for CWE, it is preferred that the student remain in that session. However, if a session change is necessary, please call our office at 334-844-4501 between 7:45 am-4:45 pm, and we will assist you in finding another available session.
There is a $15 fee for each session change. Please note that all Camp War Eagle fees, including those for registered parents and/or guests, are assessed at the time of Camp registration and are NOT refundable.
We do not have a waitlist for CWE sessions. However, seats regularly become available. Please call our office at 334-844-4501 to see if your desired session has become available. Please note that there is a $15 fee for each session change.
Travel and flight arrangements should not be confirmed prior to scheduling your orientation session.
Your anticipated departure time from Camp War Eagle will be around 4:00 pm CT on the second day of your session (Tuesday or Friday). Please keep this in mind as you make travel plans. If you are flying out of Atlanta after your session, it would be best to fly after 8:30 pm ET to allow time for class registration at the end of your session, plus travel time to the airport.
Students who need to arrive the night before the session starts can indicate this at the time you sign up. Housing is provided on this night as well at no additional cost if needed. Camp Staff will be present and there will be social programming scheduled on this night. Dinner opportunities will be made available, but the meal is not provided so be sure to bring sufficient money to eat this night. It is not necessary to contact us if your plans have changed regarding your early arrival status. Whether you signed up to be an early arrival but are not coming in early, or if you did not sign up to be an early arrival but now need to be one, just adjust your plans accordingly. We will be prepared either way.
Your Auburn username is the seven character combination of letters and numbers that identifies you at Auburn (e.g. xyz0001). AU Access is the service that provides you with your Auburn email, eBill, and other services. You should check your Tigermail often, as many Auburn offices will begin communicating with you in this manner even before you attend CWE.
Your banner ID number or student ID number is a randomly assigned nine digit number that will be printed on your Tiger Card (student ID card) and is necessary to know for the completion of certain Auburn forms (e.g. 90xxxxxxx).
Immediately after registering for your session, you will receive a registration confirmation in your Auburn email inbox. You will also receive a confirmation packet in the mail that includes: detailed information about preparing for your session, a parking pass and parking instructions, and many more important enclosures with Auburn information. Approximately one week before your session date, you will receive an email to your Auburn account with specific information regarding your session.
In the meantime, we also encourage you to download Auburn Guides, a mobile app containing the CWE schedule and other resources. Auburn Guides is Apple and Android compatible and you can download the app by visiting the App Store/Google Play, or anyone can go to guidebook.com/g/campwareagle to view the web version.
You will need to bring comfortable, casual clothing for both days of CWE and comfortable shoes for walking. Toiletries and linens are not provided at CWE. Please bring a pillow and twin XL sheets or sleeping bag, towels, washcloths, and toiletries such as shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc. You may also need an alarm clock, information concerning your Auburn attendance, personal spending money, driver’s license (to get your Tiger Card), and a backpack.
It is highly suggested that you do not bring any valuable items to CWE. For a detailed list of suggested items, consult the provided check list.
Students will stay in assigned residence halls on campus. Students are not permitted to stay in locations off campus during CWE. Our office does not provide accommodations for parents and families. You can check out available area hotels by visiting aotourism.com.
Roommates are assigned on a random basis, therefore we cannot accept requests for roommates.
Students are assigned at random to groups of 12-15 students. In order to create the best opportunity to meet new people, you will most likely not be grouped with other students from your hometown or high school. There will be some free time during the program when you can spend time with people from other groups and meet up with your hometown friends if you choose.
You will need money:
- If you choose to participate in “Ice Cream After Dark,” which is one of the late night options on the first night of CWE. The CWE Counselors will be walking with interested students to Toomer’s Drugs for ice cream and/or lemonade.
- If you want to join SAA (Student Alumni Association), although checks and payment options through your eBill are available.
- If you choose to eat meals and/or snacks not provided through CWE. You may also be interested in visiting one of the local bookstores for Auburn merchandise before or after Camp War Eagle.
- If you arrive at CWE the night before the session starts and need to eat dinner.
Your CWE schedule is very full, and all portions are mandatory. Therefore, you may not leave campus during CWE except for the organized off-campus trips on the first night which are led by CWE Counselors. Leaving campus at any time during your CWE session may result in your not being able to register for classes.
Visits with friends or family would be best scheduled on the evening before your CWE session or in the late afternoon of Day 2 after class registration. Lunch on Day 2 is a less structured time and could accommodate someone joining you on campus to eat.
Housing assignment selection will begin in the spring semester and continue on a rolling basis throughout the summer. Should you have specific questions regarding your housing status, please call Auburn University Housing at 334-844-4580, or visit their website.
Questions About Academics
If you plan to take summer classes at Auburn, you will need to contact your advisor in your college or school to register for summer classes. That communication should occur in April or May. If you are attending one of Auburn’s two summer mini-semesters, make plans to attend a Camp War Eagle session that falls outside of the mini-semester in which you are taking classes.
If you are attending the full summer or both mini-terms, you will be required to complete a First Year Seminar course during fall semester. If you are part of a Learning Community (LC), the course associated with that LC will qualify. If you are not in an LC, then UNIV 1050 should be taken as a standalone course.
Additionally, if you are attending the full summer or both mini-terms, please note that in the “Special Circumstances” section when registering for CWE. Before your CWE session, a CWE staff member will contact you through your Auburn email address to discuss your summer class schedule and the CWE schedule.
On the morning of Day 2 of Camp War Eagle, students will meet with academic advisors from their college/school to learn what classes they should register for. Parents will also attend at least a portion of this meeting. During lunch, students and parents can discuss the student’s class options. and hear from current students during the Ask The Experts Panel After lunch, students will meet again with their advisor for final questions and fall semester registration while parents return to their programmed events.
No. Attending an earlier session of Camp War Eagle WILL NOT give a student an advantage in registering for classes. There are a select number of classes withheld for each session of Camp War Eagle so all first year students have an equal chance of selecting necessary and desired courses.
Whether you choose session 1 or 10, you will have the same opportunity for classes.
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 the student does not have the form completed by the time they attend Camp War Eagle, they will submit an electronic Letter of Understanding which states that the form will be submitted within 30 days or their schedule may be dropped.
Questions for Families & Guests
The Camp War Eagle family program is not required, however it is strongly encouraged. This program provides a wealth of information to parents and guests of incoming freshmen to better familiarize them with the university’s programs and services.
Parents and guests who were not included in their student’s original registration may sign up by calling our office or registering in person at check-in on the day of your session. Payment for the cost of the parent or guests attendance will not be needed at the time of late registration, but will later be charged to the student’s eBill account.
While on-campus lodging is not provided for parents, there are numerous hotels in the Auburn-Opelika area that are available to Camp War Eagle parents. The Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau has provided a lodging brochure in the CWE confirmation packet and has additional resources on their web page.
Additionally, a block of guest rooms is available at The Hotel at Auburn University. These rooms are offered at discounted rates specifically for Camp War Eagle parents and guests. To make a reservation at this discounted rate, click below, or call 334-821-8200.
Your student will need money:
- If they choose to participate in “Ice Cream After Dark,” which is one of the late night options on the first night of CWE. The CWE Counselors will be walking with interested students to Toomer’s Drugs for ice cream and/or lemonade.
- If they want to join SAA (Student Alumni Association), although checks and payment options through your student’s eBill are acceptable.
- If they choose to eat meals and/or snacks not provided through CWE.
- Your student may also be interested in visiting one of the local bookstores for Auburn merchandise before or after Camp War Eagle.
All major changes will be posted on Day 1 of CWE by 1:00 pm in various locations around the Student Center. This list will be posted before you attend Academic Advising with your student so that you will know which college/school advising session to attend with your student. Make every effort to choose majors before attending Camp Ware Eagle, as not all majors will be available for advising at every session.
Students will register for classes during the afternoon of Day 2 of Camp War Eagle at their respective college/school. Parents are not permitted in the computer labs during the class registration process. The Camp War Eagle parent program will have its closing sessions in the Student Center while your students are registering for classes.
Questions for Students & Families
The student program and family program of Camp War Eagle are two distinct programs with separate schedules. You may view these schedules on the respective Student or Parent program pages. Students and parents may be together at:
- Breakout Sessions on Day 1 (if you elect to attend the same sessions)
- The Pep Rally (although parents and students are seated separately)
- Academic Advising on Day 2
- Lunch on Day 2 (if you choose to eat together)
Yes! We will make every effort to accommodate your needs. We have a golf cart and a minivan we can use to help you get where you need to go. If possible, please let us know in advance or let a CWE staff member know upon your arrival that you will need such assistance.
Students should contact Auburn University Accessibility at (334) 844-2096. They will determine what accommodations would be appropriate for a productive and enjoyable CWE experience, and share any necessary information with our office. More information can be found on the Accessibility website.
Parents and guests should contact First Year Experience at 334-844-4501 or by finding a Camp War Eagle staff member to discuss what needs you might have. We will make every effort to accommodate you to the best of our ability.
Last modified: March 13, 2019