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Things to DO before SOS
Review the August SOS Tips and FAQ page
Since this session is so close to the start of the Fall semester, we have created a helpful Tips and Frequently Asked Questions page. Please read through this to help answer questions you may have and have an easier transition into the university.
Keep your information current
If you need to change your major, entry term, or address, it is in your best interest to alert Admission Processing at 334-844-6429 as soon as possible. Waiting until SOS could affect your registration or class schedule.
Test your username and password
Your user name and password are important pieces of information. Before leaving home, please make sure you know both of these and can successfully log into AU Access: auaccess.auburn.edu.
Complete the Financial Obligation Agreement
You must complete your Financial Obligation Agreement before registering for classes. You can complete this agreement before coming to SOS by logging in AU Access (“My Academics” tab, then click the “Student Records” section, then click the “Financial Obligation Agreement” link).
Complete your Medical Information Form to clear your Medical Hold permanently
Upon acceptance to Auburn, students are placed on hold by the AU Medical Clinic pending your submission of required immunization records. If you have not submitted your Medical Information Forms to the Auburn University Medical Clinic via Med+Proctor, please do so as soon as possible to clear the hold permanently.
Complete an electronic Letter of Understanding (LOU) to clear your Medical Hold temporarily
In order to clear the medical hold temporarily to allow for course registration, you should complete an electronic Letter of Understanding (LOU). You may access the LOU in AU Access (“My Academics” tab, then click the “Student Menu” icon, then the “Temporary Waiver of Medical Hold” link). Completion of the electronic LOU will grant a temporary exception to the medical hold to allow you to register for classes. The Medical Information Form must then be submitted via Med+Proctor within 30 days of your SOS session.
Prepare for course registration
One of the key components of SOS is class registration. Registration occurs in the same system you logged into to sign up for SOS. Prior to attending SOS, make sure you review the following presentation to familiarize yourself with how the system works. View the video here: AU Access Video
Download the SOS Schedule
You will receive a detailed schedule when you check in at your session, however we also encourage you to utilize Auburn Guides, a mobile app containing the SOS schedule and other resources. Auburn Guides is Apple and Android compatible. To download the app, visit the App Store/Google Play, or go to guidebook.com/g/auburnsos. Blackberry and Windows phone users may also visit the previous link for a web version.
Upload your photo for your Tigercard
You can find more information about uploading your photo for your Tigercard here. Please pay close attention to the Photo Guidelines listed. Photos that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted. If your submitted photo is accepted at least three days prior to your SOS session, you may pick up your Tigercard at your session.
Register your emergency contacts
Register your emergency contacts at auburn.edu/emergencycontacts. You will need your AU user name and password to log in to the page. You will then be prompted for your cell phone number for emergency alerts (AU ALERT) and contact information for your parents and/or others you want notified if you’re involved in an emergency or crisis.
Check the weather
We encourage you to check the forecast for Auburn before you come. You should prepare for inclement weather by bringing umbrellas or rain jackets because you will have to travel between buildings during the session. (https://weather.com/weather/today/l/USAL0035:1:US)
Check your Tigermail account regularly
Advisors, university staff, and the First Year Experience Office may be contacting you with important information through your Tigermail account prior to your SOS session. You will also be receiving your first tuition bill by email in mid-April for the Summer term, mid-July for the Fall term, or November for the spring term. If you do not pay the first bill by the deadline, your classes are subject to being dropped regardless of if you have attended SOS or not.
Begin to decide where you will live
If you are interested in on campus housing, visit auburn.edu/housing. If you are interested in off campus housing, check out offcampushousing.auburn.edu/ for information about local housing options or you can search online for various Auburn apartment guides.
Things to Bring to SOS
Please remember your: SOS parking pass, comfortable clothes and shoes that are appropriate for walking around campus, an umbrella or rain jacket in case rain is in the forecast, a photo ID in order to have your student ID card made.
Student and Guest check in is from 7:45 to 8:15 am Central Time in the Auburn University Student Center. Please plan to arrive between 7:30-8:00 am. You will be directed to park in the Stadium Parking Deck. This Parking Deck is adjacent to Jordan-Hare Stadium and near the Auburn University Student Center, where most of the orientation will be held.
Where to Park
Check out this page for more information about getting to the Stadium Parking Deck. Also watch for an email to your Tigermail account about a week before you session with details specific to your session.
Departing from SOS
Your day should conclude at approximately 4:00 pm for the sessions in March, April, May, and November. In August and January, the sessions will conclude at approximately 2:00pm. Please plan on staying the entire time. Attendance is mandatory for all parts of the SOS day through academic advising, and if you do not attend all of the meetings scheduled, you will not be cleared to register for classes. You will be allowed to attend SOS at a later date.
Parent and Guest Program
There will also be a separate parent/guest program that runs concurrently with the student program. If your parent/guest would like to attend but has not yet registered, please call our office at 334-844-4501. Please note that there is a $50.00 per guest fee. That fee will be charged to your student account.
Finish Submitting your Medical Form
If you have questions or run into problems contact the Medical Clinic at 334-844-4416.
Register your vehicle
You will do this on the My Campus tab of AU Access.
Stay in touch with your Orientation Leader
They are here to help you so reach out if you have any questions.
Keep checking your Tigermail email
Communication increases as you get closer to the start of the term. You do not want to miss any important information.
Participate in a Health Education Survey
Incoming students are invited to participate in a study focused on effective delivery of health information. Students who complete a short online survey will be eligible to win cash prizes in the amount of $50. If you are interested, click on the survey link: https://auburn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8exxwoszVvTNev3 or email Heba Aref at email@example.com