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

Auburn University student leader giving a group tour during Camp War Eagle

Camp 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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Auburn University SOS student leader speaking to a group

SOS 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

Group of Auburn University students sitting on campus during Camp War Eagle

First 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

Auburn University SOS student leader helping a new freshman with admissions on desktop computer

Learning Communities (LCs) are groups of 19 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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