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.
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 first year students 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 bill 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 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 TigerCard (student ID card) and is necessary to know for the completion of certain Auburn forms (e.g. 903xxxxxx).
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/campwareagle17 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 TigerCard), 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.
Roommates are assigned on a random basis, therefore we cannot accept requests for roommates.
You will need money:
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 notifications will begin in May and continue on a rolling basis throughout the summer. Should you have specific questions regarding your housing status, please call the Housing and Residence Life Office at 334-844-4580, or visit their website.
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.
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 Med+Proctor 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, he/she will submit an electronic Letter of Understanding which states that the form will be submitted within 30 days or his/her schedule may be dropped.
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:
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 session in the Student Center while your students are registering for classes.
Contact the Office of 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 Office of Accessibility website.
The student program and parent 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: