Camp War Eagle Student Program
Throughout each two-day session of Camp War Eagle, incoming Auburn freshmen will have the opportunity to meet other freshman students, interact with Auburn's faculty and staff, tour the campus and learn its history, discover the services offered by University organizations and offices as well as local businesses, and get an overall view of life at Auburn. CWE sessions begin at 8:30 am on Day 1 and students should plan to leave no earlier than 4 pm on Day 2. Auburn, AL is in the CENTRAL time zone. Please do not make flight arrangements before you are officially registered for a CWE session.
Students will be led through orientation by a Camp Counselor. The Camp War Eagle Counselors are a group of undergraduate students who are chosen through an interview and selection process in the fall. These students then undergo an extensive training program throughout the spring semester and the weeks leading up to the first session. Each Counselor is assigned to a group of ten to twelve students during each session and acts as the students' guide through the orientation program. Camp Counselors often assist students well beyond the end of Camp War Eagle by becoming upperclassman mentors to the freshman students. Meet the 2019 Camp War Eagle Camp Counselors!
The cost of attending Camp War Eagle is $150 per student. To be able to register for Camp War Eagle, students must submit their $200 confirmation deposit. The $150 fee for Camp War Eagle will be billed to their account once they have registered. No additional payment is required at this time.
A confirmation email will be sent to the student’s Tigermail email account after registration is completed. Pertinent information pertaining to the student’s chosen Camp War Eagle session will be emailed to the student’s Tigermail account closer to the time of the session, so this account should be checked regularly.
General Information About Camp War Eagle
All incoming freshmen who have paid the $200 confirmation deposit are invited to attend Camp War Eagle. The first round of invitations are typically mailed in mid March, with weekly mailings to follow. The online registration system is also available in mid March.
Students will be housed in residence halls on campus. The residence hall suites are shared by four students. The suites consist primarily of four single bedrooms, two bathrooms and a common living/dining area. Students will need to bring a pillow and a sleeping bag or twin XL sheets, as linens are not provided.
Students will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner on Day 1 and breakfast and lunch on Day 2. Snacks will also be provided at various times.
After registering, students will receive a confirmation e-mail in their Auburn Tigermail account. A confirmation letter and packet will also be mailed within a week of your registration. The confirmation letter and packet contain important materials including a parking pass, map, lodging brochure, and other essential information. If you do not receive your confirmation letter and packet within two weeks of registering, 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 you do not have the form completed by the time you attend Camp War Eagle, you will need to complete a Letter of Understanding (LOU) which will temporarily clear the hold to allow for class registration at CWE. You may access the LOU in AU Access (“My Academics” tab > “Student Records” section > “Temporary Waiver of Medical Hold” link). The Medical Information Form must then be submitted via Clearwave within 30 days of your Camp War Eagle session.
At Camp War Eagle you have the opportunity to receive your Tiger Card student ID card. Students who submit an appropriate photo via auburn.edu/tigercard more than 3 business days before their session will be able to pick up their card on Day 1 or Day 2 of CWE. Students who do not submit a photo in advance will be able to have their picture taken on the afternoon of Day 2 of their session or at any time after the session.
If you will require 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. You are encouraged to visit their office at 1244 Haley Center during your visit to Auburn.
Students will participate in seven small group discussions called Tiger Talks. The discussions feature a variety of issues ranging from the anxieties of attending college to alcohol awareness. The group discussions are led by the Camp Counselors and help ease the transition from high school to college life away from home.
Students and parents will convene on the first evening in Jordan-Hare Stadium for a Pep Rally sponsored by the Student Government Association. Students will learn Auburn’s traditional cheers, see performances by several AU dance groups, and sing the Alma Mater together for the first time as Auburn students.
Late Night Options
At the end of the first day, students will have the opportunity to unwind and select one of the many late night options available to them. Options include a trip to Toomer’s Corner for ice cream, recreational activities like swing dancing lessons, and a chill out zone. No matter which option you choose, it will be a great opportunity to meet fellow students and make some new friends.
The various information sessions offered throughout CWE provide a resource to learn more about the numerous academic, recreational, and social opportunities provided by various University offices, programs, and student organizations.
Academic Advising and Registration
Students will have two meetings with academic advisors from their college or school. Students will receive information on their fall semester courses and will register for these classes online before leaving CWE. Registration occurs on the afternoon of the second day. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements so that you are able to register during your CWE advising session.
Auburn Business Fair
Students and parents 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.