Choose Your Path with the First Year Experience Office


War Eagle! We hope everyone has had a great start to the semester! With the beginning of a new school year comes the numerous opportunities to get involved on Auburn’s campus. In our office, applications are available to become an SOS Transfer Orientation Leader, Camp War Eagle Parent Counselor, and Camp War Eagle Camp Counselor.

Orientation Leaders (OLs) work with Successfully Orienting Students (SOS), which is Auburn’s transfer student specific orientation program. Orientation Leaders help educate Auburn’s transfer students on the resources and programs available. During the first eight weeks of the spring semester, Orientation Leaders attend a weekly three hour training session on Thursdays. SOS sessions are held during the spring and fall semesters, primarily on Fridays.

Parent Counselors (PCs) work with the parent program of Camp War Eagle. They help orient parents of the incoming freshman students by welcoming them to campus, providing information about campus resources and answering questions. During the spring semester, Parent Counselors attend a weekly three hour training session on Tuesdays. Camp War Eagle sessions take place during the summer. Parent Counselors can take summer classes as long as they do not conflict with the CWE schedule.

Camp Counselors (CCs) work with Camp War Eagle, which is Auburn’s unique freshman orientation program. Camp Counselors help orient the incoming freshmen with the adjustment to college life and welcome them to campus. During the spring semester, Camp Counselors attend a weekly three hour training session on Tuesdays. Camp War Eagle sessions take place during the summer.

For more information or to get your application, visit our website

War Eagle!



Welcome Week 2011

Hello Everyone! We hope that you have enjoyed your summer and are excited about heading to the Plains for the fall semester! Many offices and organizations are excited about you beginning your career at Auburn University. One of the ways to learn about different offices and organizations is taking part in Welcome Week. The official Kick-Off to Welcome Week will take place on Saturday, August 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Auburn University Student Center Ballroom. Welcome Week is designed to “Get you Connected” with campus and to make new friends. All First Year Students are required to attend Convocation that will take place on Tuesday August 16 at 11:00 a.m. in the new Auburn Arena. Below you will find different ways to connect with Welcome Week to keep up with the 80+ events that will take place!

Get Connected with Welcome Week:

Twitter: @AUWelcomeWeek

Facebook: AU Welcome Week


We look forward to your arrival on the Plains!

War Eagle!


Camp War Eagle Friendly Reminders & Update

Hello Everyone!

As you can imagine it is a very busy time around our office as we are preparing for the different Camp War Eagle Sessions. This past Friday we finished Session 4! Our Camp Counselors and Parent Counselor are excited to meet you and cannot wait to express their love for Auburn. Below are a couple of reminders that will help make your Camp Eagle Session easier.

Students- Make sure you check your TigerMail Email Account. This is where you will receive information about your specific session of Camp War Eagle.

If you would like to change your major, we encourage you to make that change as soon as possible, at least two weeks before you attend Camp War Eagle this summer. You can do that by calling Admissions Processing at 334.844.6429.

Also you will need to watch this video which gives you instructions on how to use Tiger I, which is how you register for classes.

If you have any questions, feel free to give our office a call at 334.844.4501. We are looking forward to meeting you on The Plains!

Have a great day! War Eagle!


University Program Council

UPC, more formally known as the University Program Council, is an organization like no other. With roots based in entertainment and activities, UPC provides a different kind of service to the Auburn student body. There are eleven committees in UPC. These wide range of programming and support committees are able to bring a diverse group of events to Auburn. Programming committees include Films, Fine Arts, Major Entertainment, Speakers and Comedians, Special Projects, and Tiger Nights.  However, these would not be possible without the support committees: Publicity, Public Relations, Research, Tech, and Volunteers.  All of the committees are working toward a common goal of bringing entertainment and activities to the Auburn campus. Past events include Open Mic Night, Battle of the Bands, and Tiger Nights; which is a fun filled event that features inflatables, food, and live entertainment. In addition, UPC also hosts major concerts every year that, in the past, have included the Goo Goo Dolls, OAR, and T-Pain!  UPC also hosts many smaller events such as Painting on the Plains, cooking workshops, and feature film showings. There are many ways to get involved in UPC as a freshman including attending events, interviewing for UPC committee, or taking our surveys to let us know what events you want.  Our applications for committee will be available August 1st and will be due August 30th.

For more information check our website at or our Facebook and Twitter at AuburnUPC.

War Eagle!


Meet the New OLC Nicholas Romero

Hey guys! My name is Nicholas Romero, and I am junior from Prattville, Alabama. I am currently double majoring in Industrial Engineering and Economics. Ultimately, my plan is to earn a Ph.D. in Economics so that I can teach at the collegiate level. Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoy school. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, running, and giving back to Auburn through my other major commitment, the Student Alumni Association.

My favorite part of working with transfer students is the counselors’ ability to have such an immediate impact on the students’ lives. They come to us for such a short time, and in that window, we can potentially change their whole Auburn experience. The opportunity that comes with that is such a blessing, but at the same time, it keeps all of us accountable to make sure to do the best jobs we are capable of. That all being said, as a new orientation leader coordinator, I am most looking forward to our new group’s continual challenge of impacting transfer students in a positive way. I hope that we can all continue to push the bar further for new transfers’ enjoyment in their first “real” Auburn experience as students.

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