First Year Experience

The First Year Experience Office is here to help entering freshmen and transfer students easily transition to Auburn. Read more about our programs below.

Camp War Eagle

camp_war_eagleCamp War Eagle is Auburn’s summer orientation experience for incoming freshmen. CWE is a 2-day, 1-night program intended to familiarize incoming students with Auburn’s campus, traditions, and numerous student services and programs. Students will also register for their fall classes at this time. Click the picture on the left to visit the Camp War Eagle website.

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aub-2.2SOS is Auburn’s orientation program for incoming transfer students. SOS is a one-day orientation program designed to make Auburn’s new students feel welcome and introduce them to the many traditions, services, and programs offered on Auburn’s beautiful campus. SOS is offered on various dates during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. Click the picture on the left to visit the SOS website.

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First Year Seminars

fys_auburnFirst Year Seminars (FYS) courses at Auburn University help new students acclimate to multiple aspects of university life. Seminars are one or two credit courses and can be taken independently or as part of a Learning Community. Click the picture on the left to visit the FYS website.

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Learning Communities

learning_communitiesLearning Communities (LCs) are cohorts of 25 freshmen who are pre-registered in a Freshman Year Seminar and several core courses together, easing both the registration process and academic adjustment to college. We offer several types of LCs in order for everyone to find their place at Auburn. Click the picture on the left to visit the LC website.

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Auburn Connects

auburn_connectsThe Common Book Program at Auburn selects a book each year that all entering students read before arriving in the fall. Students can elect to participate in the Common Book Writing Contest and multiple events over the course of the year. Click on the picture to the left to visit the Auburn Connects! website.

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