SOS Program Information & Schedule Information

Group of Transfer Students with Orientation Leader

 

Please check this page for updated information on the format for each SOS session.

March 26 – Virtual

April 9 – Canceled 

April 16 – In Person

May 6 – In Person

June 22 - Last anticipated virtual session

August 11 – In Person

Instructions for how to register for SOS can be found at auburn.edu/sos/dates.


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 include the transfer plan of study, 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 summer/fall students will begin opening in early April. 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, frequently check your Auburn email, and allow at least 10 business days before reaching out to them.

Class Registration Frequently Asked Questions


Student Information

At SOS, students will have the opportunity to meet other transfer students, learn about Auburn's resources, hear presentations from university offices and get an overall view of life at Auburn. Below are sample schedules.

In-Person sessions (April and May)

For the April and May sessions

7:45-8:15 AM Check in (Melton Student Center) & Breakfast
8:30 AM War Eagle Welcome
8:50 AM Small Group Session 1 & Campus Tour
10:30 AM Transfer 101
11:00 AM Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM Lunch with student group
12:40 PM Small Group Session 2 & Be the Creed
2:00-3:00 PM College Time - More information to come.
2:40-4:30 PM Come & Go Activities
  • Registration Assistance (if you have an open time ticket)
  • Ability to visit campus departments as needed

 

Virtual session (June)

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 via email closer to your SOS session.

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Small Group Session 1
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Be the Creed
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Break for Students – Lunch is on your own
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Tiger Tables – Browse session with many campus departments
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Small Group Session 2
3:00 PM – 3:55 PM Breakout Sessions
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Student Involvement Browse – Similar to Tiger Tables but focused on student organizations

All students are required to attend both Small Group Sessions (9 - 9:45 AM & 2 - 2:45 PM), and Be the Creed (10 - 10:45 AM). 

In-Person session (August)

For the August session

7:30-8:15 AM Check in (Melton Student Center) & Breakfast
8:15 AM War Eagle Welcome
8:30 AM Transfer 101 / Freshman 101
9:00 AM Small Group Session
10:00 AM College Time - More information to come. End time varies by college.
10:30-1:45 PM Come & Go Activities
  • Registration Assistance
  • Lunch
  • Optional Campus Tour
  • Ability to visit campus departments as needed

 

Student Presentations Defined -

Small Group Session - Orientation Leader led session discussing the university’s resources and important information to know.

Transfer 101 - Session that provides specific tips for students transferring into the university.

Breakout Sessions - Presentations led by various Auburn departments and resources.

Be the Creed - Session about becoming a safe, healthy, and responsible member of the Auburn Family and embodying the Auburn Creed.

College Time - This is a time to receive information about your academic college. This session is not for academic advising, which can be done prior to your SOS session. More details to come.


Parent & Guest Information

During the program, parents and guests will have the opportunity to participate in activities to familiarize themselves with Auburn’s campus and services. Some of these activities could include information sessions about campus services, interaction with university staff, and a brief campus tour. 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. Below are sample schedules for guests.

In-Person sessions (April and May)

For the April and May sessions

7:45-8:15 AM Check in (Melton Student Center) & Breakfast
8:30 AM War Eagle Welcome
8:50 AM Auburn 101: The Transfer Experience
9:45 AM Tiger Talk 1 & 2
11:00 AM Breakout Sessions
12:00 AM Lunch with other parents and guests
12:40 PM Small Group Session
1:20 PM Campus Tour
2:00 -3:00 PM College Time
2:40-4:30 PM Ability to visit campus departments as needed

Students are limited to one guest. SOS guest fees will apply to family members who are registered for in-person sessions regardless of their attendance.

Virtual session (June)

We are waiving all fees for parents and family members to participate in the virtual session.

We invite you to register any family members who may want to participate in your session. Families are encouraged to attend at three different times:

  • Auburn 101 for Families (12:00 PM - 12:45 PM) - Parent & Family programs will share information about the transition to Auburn and how families play a key role in students' success.
  • Tiger Tables (1:00 PM - 1:45 PM) - A browse session with many campus departments.
  • Breakout sessions (3:00 PM – 3:55 PM) - 25 minutes sessions either with your student or on their own to learn more about the university. You will have the ability to attend two sessions.

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 should not attend those presentations.

In-Person session (August)

For the August session

7:30-8:15 AM Check in (Melton Student Center) & Breakfast
8:15 AM War Eagle Welcome
8:35 AM Tiger Talk
9:10 AM Small Group Session
10:30-1:45 PM Come and Go Options:
  • Lunch
  • Optional Campus Tour
  • Ability to visit campus departments as needed

SOS guest fees will apply to family members who are registered for in-person sessions regardless of their attendance.

Parent & Guest Presentations Defined -

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

Tiger Talks - Presentations led by key campus resources. Sessions could include representatives from the AU Medical Clinic, Student Financial Services, Campus Safety & Security, and Transportation Services.

Family Small Group Session - Orientation Leader led session discussing the university’s resources and important information to know.

Breakout Sessions - Presentations led by various Auburn departments and resources.

Orientation Fees

Sessions held on campus will be assessed the full fee of $100. The SOS student fee will be decreased by half to $50 for any virtual sessions. The fee will be applied to your first semester bill, so no money is due at this point. To be able to register for SOS, you must have submitted your $250 enrollment deposit. 

The SOS guest fee is $50. This fee will be waived for guests participating in virtual sessions. SOS guest fees will apply to family members who are registered for in-person sessions regardless of their attendance.

Student and guest fees 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 the first bill of the semester are required in order to keep your class schedule. The second half will be due on the second 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.