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 4:00 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 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 2016 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, you must submit your $200 confirmation deposit. The $150 fee for Camp War Eagle will be billed to your account. No additional payment is required at this time.
A confirmation email will be sent to the student’s Tigermail 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.
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 MedPass 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 sign a Letter of Understanding which states that you will submit the form within 30 days or your schedule will be dropped.
If you will require special accommodations, please contact the Office of 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. Also, be sure to visit their informational session while at CWE.
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.
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 in the AU Student Center like swing dancing lessons, video games or various activities outside in the Quad. 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.
Students will have two meetings with their assigned academic advisor 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.
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.