Getting to Camp War Eagle


By Car

Click here for a map to the Camp War Eagle Parking lot

Summer is traditionally a very busy time for road construction and repair on campus at Auburn. Many projects are planned for this summer which have the traffic flow and parking plans for CWE somewhat in question. We will do our best to keep our website (www.auburn.edu/cwe) up to date with traffic and parking information. Please refer to it before you depart for Auburn. You will also get an e-mail in advance of your CWE session, so be sure to check your Tigermail account regularly.

Early Arrivals - If you are arriving on campus the day before your CWE session starts, go directly to the Stadium Parking Deck  (adjacent to Jordan-Hare Stadium). If you are arriving the day your session starts (Monday or Thursday), please see the directions below.

People attending CWE generally arrive in one of six ways. Please identify which group you are in and follow the appropriate directions.

  • Type 1 - Student attending CWE without a parent, driving him/herself, or riding with other students. The student will go directly to the South Quad Parking Deck.
  • Type 2 - Student and parent riding together, parent staying at AU Hotel located on College Street. Please go directly to the AU Hotel parking lot. CWE staff will be inside the hotel to begin the check-in procedure.
  • Type 3 - Student and parent are both attending CWE, arriving in one car but parent not staying at AU Hotel. In this case, you will go directly to the Stadium Parking Deck.
  • Type 4 - Student and parent both attending CWE, arriving in separate cars. If the parent is staying at the AU Hotel, the parent should go there first. If the parent is not staying at the AU Hotel, go directly to the Stadium Parking Deck. In either case the student will go directly to the South Quad Parking Deck.
  • Type 5 - Student attending CWE without a parent, but riding with a friend and his/her parent(s) in one car. If the parent is staying at the AU Hotel, parent and all passengers should go to the AU Hotel to begin the check-in procedure. If the parent is not staying at the AU Hotel, go directly to the Stadium Parking Deck.
  • Type 6 - Parent or other person bringing student to CWE, but not staying for program. Go directly to the South Quad Parking Deck.
  • Please also note there will be signs on campus directing you to the correct parking area. Upon arrival, all students will obtain CWE housing information, and will then be directed to their next step. CWE staff will assist with the student's luggage and will direct the student and parents through check-in. Above all, we ask for your patience and understanding as we deal with high volumes of traffic in a limited window of time.

 

Directions from US 280: Traveling east on US 280, turn right on Alabama Highway 147 (College Street). Travel approximately five miles into Auburn to Toomer's Corner (intersection of College Street and Magnolia Avenue), then see below:

  • For AU Hotel: At Toomer’s Corner, continue 1/4 mile on College Street. AU Hotel will be on your left just past the light at Thach Avenue.
  • For South Quad Deck:From Toomer's Corner, contnue abour 1/2 mile on College Street, passing through lights at Thach Avenue and Roosevelt Drive. At the next light, turn right onto Samford Avenue. At the first four-way stop, take a left onto Mell Street. Continue on Mell Street 1/2 mile. The South Quad Deck will be on
    your right.
  • For the Jordan-Hare Stadium deck: At Toomer's Corner, continue on College Street to Samford Avenue (third light after Magnolia). Turn right on Samford. Cross over Mell Street. Turn right onto Duncan Drive at light. This leads to the parking deck.

Directions from I-85: Take Exit 51 into Auburn and go approximately five miles. When you near campus, reach light at Samford Avenue, then see below:

  • For AU Hotel: Continue 1/2 mile on College Street. AU Hotel will be on your right just past the light at Roosevelt/Miller.
  • For South Quad Deck: Take a left onto Samford Avenue. At the first four-way stop, take a left onto Mell Street. Continue on Mell Street 1/2 mile. The South Quad Deck will be on your right.
  • For the Jordan-Hare Stadium deck: Turn left on Samford. Cross over Mell Street. Turn right onto Duncan Drive at light. This leads to the parking deck.

*Above all, we ask for your patience and understanding as we deal with high volumes of traffic in a limited window of time. Directions are subject to change due to potential road closures.

 

By Plane

There are four commercial airports within two hours of Auburn.  The most frequently used is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is an approximate 1hr 45min drive to/from Auburn.  Airports in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Columbus are also within reasonable distance.  Express 85, Inc. offers daily shuttle service to/from Hartsfield-Jackson.  You may visit their website at www.express85.com or call them at (888)238-7738.

Please note if you are flying into Atlanta or Columbus that there is an hour time difference as Georgia is on Eastern Time and Alabama is on Central Time.

 

By Bus

Greyhound Bus Lines has a station in nearby Opelika, AL.  You may visit their website at www.greyhound.com or call them at (800)231-2222.  Our staff would be more than happy to pick you up from the Opelika Greyhound station if needed.

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