SOS Program Information

Group of Transfer Students with Orientation Leader

Auburn University is closely monitoring the emergence of COVID-19 and consulting with public health officials to ensure the safety of the university community. The SOS session and schedule are subject to change at the guidance of these officials. Please continue to check this webpage and for more information about your orientation session.

We also recommend checking the university's COVID-19 website for the most up-to-date information about campus operations. 

Out of concern for the health and wellbeing of you and the entire Auburn community, much of your orientation will be conducted online. While we know an online orientation cannot take the place of experiencing the beauty of our campus and the friendliness of the Auburn Family, the SOS staff has worked to ensure that the online approach provides you with a personal experience, welcoming you into the Auburn Family and establishing a foundation for your success and happiness as a student. Successfully Orienting Students will be broken up into two parts - advising for class registration and the one-day orientation session.

Advising for Class Registration

In order to register for classes, you must have submitted your enrollment deposit and have completed the pre-orientation modules, which includes the transfer plan of study (if you are a transfer student), and have an open registration time ticket. After your advisor has reviewed the information you have submitted, you will receive suggested classes to take your first semester. Registration time tickets for the spring will reopen in mid-November. See our main page for more information about the pre-orientation modules.

Please note it will take time for your academic advisor to review your information and send your suggested classes after you complete the modules and submit your transfer plan of study. We encourage you to complete these steps as soon as possible and allow at least seven business days before reaching out to them.

Class Registration Frequently Asked Questions

January 6 Orientation Session

Throughout this virtual orientation session, you will have the opportunity to meet other new students, learn about Auburn’s resources, view presentations from the university’s offices, and get an overall view of life at Auburn.

Below is an overview of the SOS Schedule. All times are Central Time. The virtual sessions will utilize Zoom, which as an Auburn student you automatically have a licensed account. More specific details including how to access your Zoom account and where to log in for these presentations will be provided closer to your SOS session.

You are required to participate from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. You may also have additional requirements from your academic college related to advising and registration on January 6. Watch your Auburn email for more information.

8:30 – 9:45 AM Small Group Session – Orientation Leader led session discussing the university’s resources and important information to know.
10:00 – 10:25 AM Transfer 101 – Session that provides specific tips for students transferring into the university.
10:30 AM Academic College – You may have additional requirements from your academic college related to advising and registration. Watch your Auburn email for more information.
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM Optional Programming – 

Tiger Scheduler & Class Registration Assistance – Drop in for any questions you have about using Tiger Scheduler and Auburn’s class registration system. This session will not provide academic advising.

Pre-Recorded UNIV 101 for Families – Parent & Family Programs will share information about the transition to Auburn and how families play a key role in students’ success.

View Breakout Sessions –Sessions led by various campus departments were recorded from earlier orientation sessions to provide you more in-depth information about their resources and services. We encourage you to listen to sessions about topics that interest you. The recordings can be found at:

Students are required to attend the Small Group Session (8:30-9:45 AM) and Transfer 101 (10-10:25 AM). 


SOS Fee:

In consideration of the transition to online orientation, the SOS fee has been decreased by half to $50 for the virtual sessions. The fee will be applied to your spring semester bill, so no payment is required when you sign up for your session. To be able to register for SOS, you must have submitted your $250 enrollment deposit.

Sessions for Families:

We are also waiving all fees for parents and family members to participate.

We invite you to register any family members who may want to participate in your session. Families will be able to attend breakout sessions (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM) and a session specifically for them called UNIV 101 for Families (12 - 1 PM).

The Small Group Sessions are meetings with other incoming students led by current students (Orientation Leaders). Small Group Sessions are designed as student-to-student communication, so family members do not need to plan to attend those presentations.

Click here for SOS dates and instructions on how to register for SOS