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Camp War Eagle, Auburn's freshman orientation program, will welcome an estimated 4,200 students and their parents to Auburn throughout 10 summer sessions. Each session consists of a two-day, one-night stay on campus required for all incoming freshmen.
The students are immersed in Auburn culture and prepared for the upcoming college experience through a pep rally, meetings with faculty and advisers, class registration and other Auburn-oriented activities.
Parents are also treated to an Auburn orientation experience during a concurrent parents' session that familiarizes them with different opportunities and services afforded to Auburn students.
Camp War Eagle counselor Jaclyn Walz remembers the hard time she had adjusting to college life and hopes Camp War Eagle will help bridge that transition for these incoming freshman.
"When I was a freshman I had a really hard time adjusting to everything," Walz said, "I thought the transition from high school to college was going to be really easy and it was a lot harder than I was expecting. I just want to be a mentor to these freshmen and help them not only through Camp War Eagle, but throughout the year and throughout their time at Auburn."
Incoming freshman Carson Stroud said his Camp War Eagle experience provided much more insight and preparation for this fall than he had expected—a mark of a job well done for Walz and other counselors.
"We learned basically all the inner workings of being a college student," Stroud said, adding how Camp War Eagle has helped fuel his anticipation about entering Auburn. "I'm just excited about coming to college."
For more information on Camp War Eagle, see the website at www.auburn.edu/cwe.
Last Updated: Jun. 9, 2011