Parent Information

Overview


The Camp War Eagle Parent and Guest Program runs concurrently to the student orientation program. During the program, parents and guests will have the opportunity to participate in many activities to familiarize themselves with Auburn's campus and services. Some of these activities include information sessions about campus services, interaction with faculty and staff, and academic advising sessions with the students.  

The parents will be assisted through the orientation program by Parent Counselors.  The Parent Counselors are a dedicated group of Auburn students who are chosen through a selection process in early Spring and receive extensive training so that they will be best prepared to assist parents by providing important information about campus services and a wealth of knowledge about Auburn's beautiful campus and its vibrant history.  Meet the 2013 Parent Counselors!


General Information

Cost:

The fee for the parent program of CWE is $75 per parent or guest. This fee will be billed to your student's account through the Student Financial Services office (the same bill as tuition and other student fees). Please note that all Camp War Eagle fees, including those for registered parents and/or guests, are assessed at the time of Camp registration and are NOT REFUNDABLE.

Lodging:

While on-campus lodging is not provided for parents, there are numerous hotels in the Auburn-Opelika area that are available to Camp War Eagle parents. The Auburn and Opelika Tourism Bureau has provided a lodging brochure in the CWE confirmation packet and has additional resources on their web page. Additionally, a block of guest rooms is being held at The Hotel at Auburn University with discounted rates specifically for Camp War Eagle parents and guests. To make a reservation at this discounted rate, click here, or call 334-821-8200.

Meals:

Parents and guests will be provided breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Day 1 and breakfast and lunch on Day 2. Snacks will also be provided at various times.

What to bring:
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Rain jacket or umbrella (just in case!)
  • Sweater or jacket, as some meeting rooms can get cold

I've registered, what's next?

After your son or daughter registers for CWE, an e-mail confirmation will be sent to your student’s Auburn e-mail account. A confirmation letter and packet will also be mailed within a week of your registration. The confirmation letter and packet contains important materials including a parking pass, map, lodging brochure, instructions for the math placement test, and other essential information. If your student has not received this letter and packet within two weeks of registering for Camp War Eagle, please contact our office at 334-844-4501.

The Auburn University Medical Clinic requires all students to turn in a Medical Information Form prior to attending Auburn. This form was included with your son or daughter’s letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions and Records. If you need a new form, another one may be downloaded here. If the form is not completed by the time your son or daughter attends Camp War Eagle, he/she will sign a Letter of Understanding which states that the form will be submitted within 30 days or his/her class schedule will be dropped.

To avoid any potential difficulty for your student, please ensure that he/she completes the math placement test. Students who fail to take the test will be placed in a non-credit math class. The test is available online at http://www.auburn.edu/mathtest.

If your son or daughter requires special accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility at (334)844-2096 or visit their website.  Click on "Students" to find information about the steps to receive accommodations. You are encouraged to visit their office at 1244 Haley Center during your visit to Auburn. Also, be sure to visit their informational session while at CWE.

While at CWE, please be sure you are familiar with the checkout process for the Friday/Tuesday morning of CWE.  It will be to your student's advantage to understand the process to avoid confusion and possible delays in arriving to your advising and registration location on time. This is especially important if you will be dropping off your son or daughter for Camp on Day 1 and picking them up on the afternoon of Day 2. More specific Checkout instructions will be provided by the Camp and Parent Counselors.


Program Highlights

Welcome Reception

Parents begin the program with check-in and a casual reception in the Student Center. You will meet your parent counselors and other Camp War Eagle staff. Auburn faculty and staff will also be on hand for you to meet. Refreshments will be provided.

Ask the Experts

Current Auburn students will present information to the parents and answer questions about the tough topics of student life at college.

Special Services Meetings

Parents will have the opportunity to receive information presented by representatives from various campus offices including Student Financial Services, the AU Medical Clinic, the Auburn Department of Public Safety, Housing and Residence Life, and more. These representatives will also be available for questions during and after the meetings.

Academic Advising Meetings

Parents will join the students for meetings with the Academic Advisors from their college or school. This meeting will occur in the morning of day two.

Auburn Business Fair

Parents and students will have an opportunity to browse the services provided by local businesses in the Auburn area. Representatives will also be on hand to present information and answer questions regarding their businesses.

Parent CWE Schedule

 
Schedule parent cew schedule

Day 1

7:30 Check-In, O2O, Breakfast
9:00 Opening Session
9:45 Student Services 1
10:30 Student Services Tiger Tables
11:25 Student Services 2
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Blue Breakout (Parent and Guest Only)
2:30 Snacks
2:45 Orange Breakout (Student and Parent)
3:50 Conduct, Safety, and Health
4:50 Parent Small Group
5:45 Dinner and Bus Tour 1
6:35 Dinner and Bus Tour 2
7:30 Pep Rally

Day 2

6:15 Optional Running Tour of Campus
7:15 Light Breakfast
8:15 Walk to Academic Advising
8:30 Academic Advising (with your student)
10:45 Snacks in the Stacks
11:25 Academics at Auburn
12:00 Lunch
1:15 UNIV 101
2:00 Ask the Experts
2:45 Evaluations and Closing
3:00 Business Fair

 

*There are four panel sessions with representatives from many offices throughout campus.  Parents can expect to have all of the following topics discussed: Student Financial Services, AU Dining/Tiger Card, Medical Clinic, and Housing & Residence Life, Educational Support Services, FERPA, Public Safety, and Academics at Auburn University.

**The majority of Parent Orientation will occur inside.  Please consider dressing in layers to prevent getting chilled in the air conditioning. 

 

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