SOS Program Information

Group of Transfer Students with Orientation Leader

Student Information

At SOS, students will have the opportunity to meet other transfer students in their academic college, interact with Auburn’s faculty and staff, tour the campus and discover the services offered by University offices while getting an overall introduction into life at Auburn. The SOS day begins at 7:45 a.m. for check in and students should plan to leave no earlier than 4 p.m. for the March, April, May, November, and January sessions. In the August, students should plan to leave no earlier than 1 p.m.

Students will be led through orientation by an Orientation Leader. The SOS Orientation Leaders undergo an extensive training program throughout the Spring Semester so they are able to provide you a wonderful overview of the university’s resources and serve as a guide throughout the orientation day. Meet the Orientation Leaders!

SAMPLE STUDENT SCHEDULES

You will receive a finalized schedule when you check in. Activities noted with an asterisk(*) are times where students and family members will be together.

March, April, May, and November sessions

For the March, April, May, and November sessions

7:45-8:15 a.m. -Check in (Second Floor of Student Center)*
-Involvement & Resource Browse*
-Breakfast*
8:30 a.m. War Eagle Welcome*
8:50 a.m. Small Group Session 1 & Campus Tour
10:30 a.m. Transfer 101
11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions*
12:00 p.m. Lunch with student group
12:40 p.m. Small Group Session 2 & Getting Connected
2:00 p.m. Academic Advising*
2:40-4:30 p.m. Come & Go Activities
-Registration Assistance (if you have an open time ticket)
-Coffee and Convo: Q&A with Orientation Leaders*
-Ability to visit campus departments as needed*
August session

For the August session

7:45-8:15 a.m. -Check in (Second Floor of Student Center)*
-Involvement & Resource Browse*
-Breakfast*
8:15 a.m. War Eagle Welcome*
8:30 a.m. Transfer 101
9:00 a.m. Small Group Session
10:00 a.m. Academic Advising*
11:30 a.m. Lunch*
11:30-1:30 p.m. Come & Go Activities (after advising)
-Registration assistance
-Mandatory session for students using Federal GI Benefits*
-Optional campus tour*
-Ability to visit campus departments as needed*
January session

For the January session

11-12:00 p.m. -Check in (Second Floor of Student Center)*
-Involvement & Resource Browse*
-Breakfast*
12:00 p.m. War Eagle Welcome*
12:15 p.m. Transfer 101
12:45 p.m. Small Group Session
2:00 p.m. Academic Advising*
2:30-1:30 p.m. Come & Go Activities (after advising)
-Registration assistance
-Mandatory session for students using Federal GI Benefits*
-Optional campus tour*
-Ability to visit campus departments as needed*

 

Parent & Guest Information

During the program, parents and guests will have the opportunity to participate in many activities to familiarize themselves with Auburn’s campus and services. Some of these activities include information sessions about campus services, interaction with faculty and staff, and academic advising sessions with the students. While there are activities in which parents may interact with their students, the majority of SOS will be spent with parents and students in separate programs.

SAMPLE PARENT & GUEST SCHEDULES

You will receive a finalized schedule when you check in. Activities noted with an asterisk(*) are times where students and family members will be together.

March, April, May, and November sessions

For the March, April, May, and November sessions

7:45-8:15 a.m. -Check in (Second Floor of Student Center)*
-Involvement & Resource Browse*
-Breakfast*
8:30 a.m. War Eagle Welcome*
8:50 a.m. Auburn 101: The Transfer Experience
9:45 a.m. Tiger Talk 1 & 2
11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions*
12:00 p.m. Lunch with other parents and guests
12:40 p.m. Small Group Session
1:20 p.m. Campus Tour
2:00 p.m. Academic Advising*
2:40-4:30 p.m. Come & Go Activities
-Coffee and Convo: Q&A with Orientation Leaders*
-Ability to visit campus departments as needed*
August session

For the August session

7:45-8:15 a.m. -Check in (Second Floor of Student Center)*
-Involvement & Resource Browse*
-Breakfast*
8:15 a.m. War Eagle Welcome*
8:30 a.m. Tiger Talk 1
9:10 a.m. Small Group Session
10:00 a.m. Academic Advising*
11:30 a.m. Lunch*
11:30-1:30 p.m. Come & Go Activities (after advising)
-Mandatory session for students using Federal GI Benefits*
-Optional campus tour*
-Ability to visit campus departments as needed*
January session
For the January session
11-12:00 p.m. -Check in (Second Floor of Student Center)* -Involvement & Resource Browse* -Breakfast*
12:00 p.m. War Eagle Welcome*
12:15 p.m. Tiger Talk 1
12:45 p.m. Small Group Session
2:00 p.m. Academic Advising*
2:30-1:30 p.m. Come & Go Activities (after advising) -Registration assistance -Mandatory session for students using Federal GI Benefits* -Optional campus tour* -Ability to visit campus departments as needed*

Orientation Fees

The enrollment deposit holds your spot in the incoming class. This enrollment deposit allows you to attend SOS. Your orientation fees will be charged to your student account. The student fee is $100, and each parent or guest is $50. The orientation fee includes meals and program materials.

Once you are signed up for SOS, student and guest fees are charged. They are non-refundable, so be certain before you make your SOS reservations.

You will receive billing notification for your first semester via the Auburn University eBill system, which allows you to view and pay your bills online. No paper bills will be mailed. Click here for the billing schedule. A minimum of one-half of the tuition, housing, and meal plan charges billed on your first bill are required in order to keep your class schedule. The second half will be due on the next billing statement. You are encouraged to add authorized users to your eBill account. These users will be able to view and pay the bills on your behalf. Click here for instructions on setting up authorized users.