Auburn News

Out With The Old (students), In With The New

Just as the latest batch of Auburn graduates leave the Plains for the last time, a new generation of freshman arrives to take their place.

Camp War Eagle, Auburn’s annual freshman orientation, is entering it’s third session of the summer this week. The first step in joining the Auburn Family and enrolling in classes, CWE is a two-night, three-day preview of everything the university has to offer as well as an introduction to its history and traditions.

Under the supervision of trained instructors, all of whom went through their own Camp War Eagles in the past, incoming freshmen will learn about Auburn, different college and major opportunities and meet students from all walks of life through randomly-selected groups while spending the night in assigned on-campus residence halls.

Besides mingling with members of the class 2018, incoming students learn about on-campus organizations, how to register for classes and the “do’s” and “don’ts” of the university.

One of the many varied CWE group posters

One of the many varied CWE group posters

Parents have their own version of Camp War Eagle, too, where they learn everything from AU ALERT to helping register for classes and ordering football tickets. Parents can also meet with faculty and administrators to ask questions, learn more about the academics of Auburn and sit down with their students as they register for their first semester.

Certain CWE sessions are geared towards different majors, so career advising will very depending on the date. Questions concerning major-specific dates should be directed here.

Students who are attending Auburn University in the 2014 Fall Semester are required to attend Camp War Eagle and will be unable to register for classes if they do not complete CWE orientation.

The final day to apply for CWE during the summer is June 13.

Students who do not attend CWE during the summer will attend a one-day abbreviated session on August 14.