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Frequently Asked Questions

About Auburn

Auburn University is located in the East Alabama city of Auburn, Alabama. Auburn is 120 miles southeast of Birmingham, AL; 50 miles northeast of Montgomery, AL, 112 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA, and 30 miles northwest of Columbus, GA 

Click here to see Auburn University on Google Maps and to download driving directions to campus.
Auburn University’s beautiful campus covers nearly 2,000 acres that includes 429 buildings hosting academics, research, arts, athletics, residential, and social life. There are 32 residence halls, 35+ dining venues located around campus. 

Lee County, home to Auburn and Opelika and other interesting towns, is located in east central Alabama directly off Interstate 85 connecting Atlanta and Montgomery. The city of Auburn has a population of approximately 56,908. Auburn and Opelika share the charm of a quaint community and the pluses of a large city. Historic business districts lined with gift shops, eateries and more will keep business travelers occupied in free time while many recreational activities will give families plenty to do. There are eight acclaimed golf courses, more than 170 restaurants and a host of entertainment including museums and educational nature attractions. Auburn/Opelika and the surrounding communities offer antique shopping and a calendar full of special events. In the spring, azaleas and dogwoods add beautiful color to neighborhoods. 

For information about the Auburn area, students can visit the Auburn/Opelika Convention and Visitors Bureau homepage at aotourism.com.
Total Enrollment: 27,287
New Freshmen: 4,902
Male Students: 13,759
Female Students: 13,528
Minority Students: 3,749
International Students: 1,639 

Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 19 to 1 

Please visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment site for further detail regarding current enrollment numbers.
You can find an overview of our history and traditions by visiting the About Auburn area of our website. For more detailed information about the history of Auburn University, visit the History page of the University website.
Auburn University's student body is comprised of more than 27,000 students. These students hail from all Alabama counties, nearly all 50 states, and close to 100 foreign nations. Auburn's overall minority percentage is approximately 13%. Please visit the Office of Inclusion and Diversity or the Center for Cross Cultural Excellence for more information. The Women's Studies Program since its inception in 1984 has as its central role the teaching and the promotion of research and scholarship about women and gender across the disciplines.
The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment prepares an annual publication called "Facts and Figures" that contain extensive information on all aspects of the University's student population, academic resources, administration, and finance. 

To view statistics on the city of Auburn and Lee County, please visit the City of Auburn website.
Any visitor is welcome to join one of the campus tours offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information on campus tours, please visit auburn.edu/visit

Academics

For the latest information on academic programs, consult this page: Find Your Major.
Many students are either undecided about a major or change their minds about enrollment. In either case, Auburn University offers great resources to help guide students through this process.

First-time freshmen may opt to enter Auburn University as Exploratory. Exploratory students have two semesters to navigate academic and career interests with the support of the staff in the Exploratory Advising Center. They will take a First Year Seminar taught by their academic advisor and career counselor during which they will engage in hands-on activities and experiences to assist them in choosing their major. Need additional information, please visit http://uc.auburn.edu/exploratory-advising-center/.

In addition, the AU Career Center can assist you in exploring majors and developing an academic plan to fit your career goals.
Auburn endorses the principle that students of superior academic backgrounds should have opportunities to be placed in programs suited to their abilities. Advanced placement and credit may be earned at Auburn through the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEE), ACT and SAT scores, the International Baccalaureate (IB) and proficiency exams administered by the appropriate academic department. Note: Auburn University does not accept CLEP credit. 

For more information, consult this page: AP, IB, and CLEP Information
Over 80% of undergraduate classes have fewer than 50 students.
You will be assigned an academic advisor when you are admitted to Auburn. You will have the opportunity to meet your advisor during Camp War Eagle.
Yes. Entering freshmen who demonstrate the potential for academic excellence are eligible to apply for admission to The Honors College . Applications are mailed to qualified students two weeks after they have been accepted for admission to Auburn University. Applications will mail through the end of December and are due from entering freshman no later than January 15. 

Students may be enrolled in any College or School of the University that has undergraduate programs. The selection of freshmen is based on ACT/SAT scores (29/1290 minimum), high school grade point average (3.85 minimum), the submission of an essay, and a record of leadership and service. 

Students already enrolled at Auburn who have a 3.4 unadjusted GPA may also be considered for admission. Qualified students should contact The Honors College. 

Telephone:(334) 844-5860.

Auburn University offers a wide variety of study abroad opportunities for its students. Each year, more than 1,100 students study for credit in nations around the world. 

Please contact the Study Abroad Office at the Office of International Programs, 228 Foy Hall, to talk with staff and search through the SA Resource Area which houses information on hundreds of opportunities abroad.

Admissions

Each freshman applicant must complete the following core curriculum requirements by the end of the high school senior year:
  • 4 years English
  • 3 years social studies
  • 3 years math including Algebra I and II, and either Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, or Analysis
  • 2 years science including Biology and Physical Sciences with Laboratory Component

In addition to an evaluation of core classes, Auburn will consider high school grade point average (GPA), highest composite ACT or SAT scores, and answers to essay questions.

We encourage any student interested in attending Auburn to complete the application process. We expect our students to be adequately prepared to succeed academically at Auburn as evidenced by their admissions test scores, high-school grades, and educational preparation. All interested students will be considered on an individual basis.

Freshman

July 1‒ Application available online for Spring semester 
September 1‒ Application available online for Summer/Fall semesters 
Application Deadlines
  • October 1 ‒ Spring
  • January 15 ‒ Summer/Fall
Deposit Deadlines
  • November 1 ‒ Spring
  • May 1 ‒ Summer/ Fall
Completed application includes:
  • Completed on-line application
  • Application fee of $50.00
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT test score from at least one test date

Official test scores must be sent to Auburn directly from the testing agency.
We will no longer accept test scores posted on high school transcripts.

Transfer

July 1‒ Application available online for Spring semester 
September 1‒ Application available online for Summer/Fall semesters 
Application Deadlines
  • October 1 ‒ Spring
  • May 1 ‒ Summer
  • June 1 ‒ Fall
Deposit Deadlines
  • November 1 ‒ Spring
  • one week prior to start of classes ‒ Summer
  • July 1 ‒ Fall
Completed application includes:
  • Completed on-line application
  • Application fee of $50.00
  • Official transcript from each college or university previously attended

If you have completed less than 30 semester hours/48 quarter hours, the following are required in addition to the items listed above for transfer students:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT test score

Official test scores must be sent to Auburn directly from the testing agency.
We will no longer accept test scores posted on high school transcripts.

JE – Dual Enrollment

Dual enrolled students are seeking joint (simultaneous) enrollment at Auburn University and their high school. Such students wish to take college courses while still enrolled in and attending high school. This might also include students who, under dual enrollment, complete their high school courses in December but will not receive their diploma and officially graduate until the end of spring senior year. If attending Auburn University as a dual enrolled student, the student must also submit a regular freshman admission application following completion of their junior year of high school, in addition to the dual enrollment admission application. 

EA – Early Admission

These are students who have met all the high school graduation requirements, have graduated early (typically mid-senior year), received a high school diploma, and wish to begin their college career early. The Early Admission application is the only paper admission application submitted to AU. Early admitted students are unable to apply online. Please contact Admission Processing for information regarding a paper application at 334-844-6429.
As a dual enrollment student, you will be considered for freshman scholarships as long as the college level course work is completed prior to high school graduation (receiving your high school diploma). You must submit the regular freshman admission application at the end of your junior year, prior to the January 15 priority deadline, even if your dual enrollment course work was completed at Auburn University. You must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) by February 10 to receive scholarship consideration. 

Once you are accepted to Auburn University, as an early admission student you will be considered for freshman scholarships awarded the fall semester following their early admission enrollment.
Freshman

Each freshman application will be reviewed with attention paid to high school grade point average, ACT and/or SAT test score, extracurricular activities, interests, and application question responses. Favorable consideration for admission will be given to accredited secondary school students whose college standardized test scores, high school grades, and other factors, that give promise of the greatest level of success in college courses.

Transfer

Transfer applicants must provide official transcripts from each college attended, including any at which the applicant enrolled while in high school. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale on all college work attempted and eligibility to re-enter the institution last attended are required to be considered for transfer admission. Transfer applicants who were not eligible for admission to Auburn when they graduated from high school must present a minimum of 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college credit. All transfer students who have attempted 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of college work must have earned a cumulative 2.5 GPA in at least 30 quarter hours, or 20 semester hours, of standard academic courses as required in Auburn University’s Core Curriculum, in addition to the overall 2.5 cumulative average.

These 30 quarter hours, or 20 semester hours, must include at least one course in each of the following areas:

  • English (college-level composition or literature)
  • History
  • Mathematics- approved core mathematics for articulation and general studies (or its equivalent from other institutions)
  • Natural Science with a laboratory

Each transfer applicant who has less than 30 semester hours/48 quarter hours, must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative transfer GPA on course work completed (if any at this point of application) and meet the requirements to be accepted as a freshman. Admission of transfer students to the University is contingent on availability of space.

International Applications

International students should first send all of their academic credentials to a professional credentials evaluation agency for evaluation. If they appear qualified and show promise of success in their chosen fields of study, they will be asked to make formal application, which must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of $60. If applicants present satisfactory academic credentials, test results, and evidence that they have sufficient funds to meet their college expenses (there is no financial assistance for undergraduate international students), they will then be sent an acceptance and the form I-20, the authorization for a student visa. International students are required to purchase the university student insurance plan or provide evidence of equivalent coverage. This mandatory health insurance may be purchased upon arrival in the U.S.

Auditor Applications

Auditing of courses is restricted, but when faculty and facilities are available, individuals who do not seek admission for course credit may audit a lecture course or the lecture portion of a course upon approval of the dean and the head of the department. A formal application must be filed. Auditors must register and pay appropriate fees.

Unclassified Applications

Admission to most undergraduate programs as an Unclassified Student may be granted on the basis of the bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Unclassified students must submit an official four year college degree verification printed on the transcript from graduating university or college.

Early Action Decisions

Applicants with excellent academic credentials can be admitted by Early Action. Early Action acceptances will be based solely on academic criteria (i.e., GPA and test score).

Decisions: Beginning in September and continuing on a rolling basis until February 1.

Regular Admission Decisions

Admission decisions based on criteria other than Early Action criteria are determined in three rounds. Decisions will be based on a more holistic approach. In addition to the academic criteria, decisions will be based on a number of factors including answers to essay questions and activities information. Students will be notified during one of these rounds. Decisions include acceptance and non-acceptance, and deferral for further review. If a student is deferred, a final admission decision will be determined by February 1. The accepted student has until May 1 to confirm their decision with a $200.00 non-refundable confirmation deposit.

Round 1: November 15

Round 2: February 1

As long as all application materials are in by the priority application deadline of January 15, your application will have the same review as those received in the fall. Incoming students accepted for admission must complete the scholarship application through the Auburn University Scholarship Opportunity Manager (AUSOM) to receive scholarship consideration. Students may complete the AUSOM application by December 1 to receive priority consideration for Freshman Scholarships and must complete the application by February 10 to receive final consideration for Freshman Scholarships, as well as General Scholarships awarded by the Office of University Scholarships and Departmental Scholarships awarded by Auburn’s colleges and schools.

Freshmen and Transfer- Spring Term
October 1- Application priority filing date for all students applying for spring term. This is the priority date for submitting the completed admission application, application fee, and required documents.

November 1- Deposit deadline for all accepted students for the spring term to confirm their decision to attend Auburn University. This $200.00 confirmation deposit is non-refundable.

Freshmen-Summer and Fall Term

January 15- The application deadline for priority admission. All application materials must be received by this date for consideration for admission. Students planning to apply for scholarships should complete their admission application with all application materials received by this date to ensure sufficient notification time as well as time to complete the scholarship application in advance of the deadline.

February 10- Scholarship Application Deadline through (AUSOM)

May 1- Confirmation deposit deadline for all accepted freshman students for summer and fall terms to secure a place in the freshman class. The $200.00 confirmation deposit is non-refundable.

Transfer-Summer Term
May 1- Application priority filing date for all transfer students applying for summer and fall terms. This is the priority date for submitting the completed transfer admission application, application fee, and required documents. Must deposit no later than one week prior to the beginning of classes.

Transfer-Fall Term
June 1- Application priority filing date for all transfer students applying for summer and fall terms. This is the priority date for submitting the completed transfer admission application, application fee, and required documents.

July 1- Deposit deadline for all accepted transfer students for the fall term to confirm their decision to attend Auburn University. This $200.00 confirmation deposit is non-refundable.

The middle 50% profile for the 2014 Freshmen Class:
  • ACT: 24-30
  • SAT-:1090-1350
  • GPA: 3.83

Applicants who complete their high school education through a home school program must meet all regular AU admissions standards. This includes the completion of the core courses required for all freshmen students who enter AU. Particularly, science courses must have a documented lab component.

Each home school applicant will be given an individual review by the appropriate advisor. Home school applicants are asked to complete no more and no less than any other applicant.

All admitted freshmen are mailed Camp War Eagle orientation registration materials in March. Transfer students are sent SOS information upon receipt of their $200 confirmation deposit. For more information, contact The Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition office at (334) 844-4501.
If you decide you no longer want to be considered for admission, you may withdraw your application by sending an email to decline@auburn.edu. Please include your full name, student number or date of birth and address along with a brief statement explaining that you are withdrawing your application.

Application

The application fee is $50 for the undergraduate application, and $60 for the international undergraduate application.
You must submit your ACT and/or SAT scores to the university. Auburn does not request this information from the testing agencies on your behalf. The easiest way to send your scores is to indicate that Auburn should receive them when you register to take the test. The College Board (SAT) code for AU is 1005. The ACT code for AU is 0011. High School and College transcripts should be requested from the appropriate institutions. Again, Auburn will not request this information on your behalf.

** Official test scores must be sent to Auburn directly from the testing agency. We will no longer accept test scores posted on high school transcripts.
All application materials should be sent to:

Admission Processing
1550 East Glenn Ave, Suite 1210
Auburn, AL 36849
First-Time Freshmen
First-time freshmen applicants are students who are currently enrolled in high school or those who have never attended a college after high school graduation. Students who have earned credit through dual enrollment programs while in high school are considered first-time freshmen, and students taking college courses the summer following high school graduation are considered first-time freshmen as well. 

New Transfer Applicants
A transfer applicant is one who attempted ANY courses at a college after graduation from high school, except as indicated above. This includes all work for which "W" or withdrawal grades may have been granted.

Auditors
Auditors or auditing students attend classes but do not receive academic credit.

Transients
Transient students are visiting for one term and wish to transfer Auburn academic credit to their primary college or university.

Dual Enrolled
Dual enrollment students are seeking joint (simultaneous) enrollment at Auburn University and their high school. Such students wish to take college courses while still enrolled in and attending high school. This might also include students who, under dual enrollment, complete their high school courses in December but will not receive their diploma and officially graduate until the end of spring senior year. If attending Auburn University as a dual enrolled student, the student must also submit a regular freshman admission application following completion of their junior year of high school, in addition to the dual enrollment admission application.

Unclassified
Unclassified students have earned a bachelor’s degree and are taking classes as a prerequisite for another program or are taking post-Baccalaureate non-degree courses.

International Students
International students are those that are not U.S. citizens and have either obtained or are in the process of obtaining some class of visa (typically an F-1 student visa). An international student will be classified as either an International Freshman or an International Transfer.
Transfers from Auburn University - Montgomery
Students transferring directly from AUM are not required to pay the application fee. These students should complete the online application up to the point of payment (do not submit a payment), then contact Admission Processing at (334) 844-6429 to verify AUM enrollment in order to submit the application. 

Students Requesting an Application Fee Waiver
Students requesting a fee waiver must provide documentation that the fee will represent a financial hardship on the student or their family. This documentation must be provided by an official, such as a high school or college counselor or social worker. Acceptable documentation also includes ACT/SAT fee waiver forms and free or reduced lunch program certificates. Other documentation will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students Previously Enrolled at Auburn University
Students who have previously attended Auburn University should contact the Office of the Registrar at (334) 844-4770 to make application for re-admission.

Student Athletes (Athletes who are being actively recruited to Auburn University)
If you have been contacted by an Auburn coach as a potential athlete, you should not use the online web application. These students are typically sent an application packet in the mail from the athletic department containing important application processes for recruited athletes. If you need further assistance, please contact the Student Services Office in Athletics at (334) 844-9874.

Early Admission students should NOT apply online.
Freshmen can begin applying for admission on July 1st for Spring semester and September 1st for Summer/Fall semesters at auburn.edu/admissions.  Applicants with excellent academic credentials can be admitted by Early Action beginning in September. Early Action decisions are strictly academic, based on a combination of high school GPA and the ACT or SAT score of the applicant; other factors are not considered. Students who meet the Early Action criteria will be accepted on a weekly basis from September 15 to February 1.

Regular admission decisions begin November 15 for applications complete to date. If an application is complete and a final admission decision is not received on November 15, the application is still under review. 

The admission application deadline is January 15. All application materials must be received by this date for admission consideration.

Final admission decisions are released.
  • Application Deadline
    • Summer ‒ May 1
    • Fall ‒ June 1
    • Spring ‒ October 1
  • Deposit Deadline
    • Summer ‒ one week prior to start of classes
    • Fall ‒ July 1
    • Summer/Fall Priority Registration Deadline ‒ March 1
    • Spring Priority Registration Deadline ‒ September 22
Yes. Dual Enrollment simply means you have taken college courses while you are still in high school. Under normal circumstances, the dual enrollment college credit will appear on your high school transcript. However, to ensure that college credit earned is included in your record, a transcript of the dual enrollment coursework should be sent from the college where the credit was earned. This is also the case with applicants who are home-schooled. Questions regarding dual enrollment credit should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Questions regarding academic credit for AP or IB courses are answered by the Office of the Registrar. Information and credit tables may be viewed here.
If you decide you no longer want to be considered for admission, you may withdraw your application by sending an email to decline@auburn.edu. Please include your full name, student number or date of birth and address along with a brief statement explaining that you are withdrawing your application.

Affordability

Have a question about scholarships? Visit the Scholarships FAQ page.
Yes, Auburn is very affordable and ranks among the best educational values in the Southeast. By taking advantage of available financial aid, grants and scholarships, any interested student may be able to attend Auburn University.
Tuition and fees for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 are $10,696 for Alabama residents and $28,840 for Non-Residents. Students living on-campus also purchase a $995 per semester meal plan, while off-campus residents purchase a $300 per semester meal plan. Estimates for additional costs including housing, transportation, and major specific fees can be found at 

Cost of Attendance
More than half of all Auburn students receive financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans and/or part-time employment. Financial aid is awarded through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority consideration for most programs is given to those students whose file is complete by March 1. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form that a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finance page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. 

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to providing quality customer service to Auburn University students and their parents. Please visit the Student Financial Services - Financial Aid for application procedures, program descriptions, and useful links. Email them at finaid7@auburn.edu.
Federal student financial aid (excluding scholarships) is based on need as established by filing the FAFSA and is intended to augment a family's personal resources. In most cases federal aid will not cover the entire cost of attendance, except through an approved Parent PLUS loan. Each federal student aid program has its own maximum annual limits. 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only form that a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finance page after we receive the results of the FAFSA.
Cooperative Education (CO-OP) - 
The Cooperative Education Program offers students the opportunity to alternate semesters of full-time study and work related to the student's major. 

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) - 
Air Force , Army , and Navy/Marine Reserve Officer Training Corps programs provide scholarships to eligible students. For eligibility criteria and other information, contact the appropriate unit. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - 
For information regarding these benefit programs and their eligibility requirements, contact the appropriate office in your hometown. The Vocational Rehabilitation Office in Haley Center certifies Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits.
Students, with the proper paperwork, can use their financial aid eligibility toward approved programs of Study Abroad . Auburn University scholarship recipients may also use fund toward Study Abroad programs. Check with the Office of University Scholarships and the Office of Financial Aid for additional information and eligibility.
The Auburn University Board of Trustees established a Alabama and Non-Alabama Student policy. The information provided below is a brief summary of the policy passed by the Board of Trustees. Additional information may be obtained by calling (334) 844-4770.

An Alabama student is a person who shall be a citizen of the United States, or a resident alien, and who shall have resided and had habitation, home, and permanent abode in the State of Alabama for at least 12 months immediately preceding current registration. In applying this regulation, "applicant" shall mean a person applying for admission to the institution, if applicant is married or 19 years of age, and financially independent. Otherwise, it shall mean parents, parent, or legal guardian of his/her person. If the parents are divorced, the residency of the parent to whom the court has granted custody will determine residency. 

Students initially classified as ineligible for resident tuition will retain that classification for tuition purpose until they provide clear and convincing evidence that they have established permanent domicile in Alabama. The burden of proof of change in eligibility rests upon those requesting change. Evidence relevant to an initial determination of eligibility is also relevant to establishing a change in eligibility. 

Non-resident students who carry an academic load considered normal (10 or more hours per term) for students at Auburn University will be presumed to be in the State of Alabama primarily for the purpose of gaining an education and, thus, have not demonstrated the intent to establish a true domicile in Alabama. Any change in resident tuition eligibility occurring during an academic term will not become effective until registration for the succeeding term.
For specific instructions for the Montgomery GI Bill, National Guard or Reserve Program, Chapter 35, Dependent of Disabled Veteran Program, or the Chapter 31, Disabled Veteran Educational Program, contact the Auburn University Office of Veteran's Affairs Services at 110 Mary Martin Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849. Phone:(334) 844-2517. Email: vetaffr@auburn.edu. Log on to www.gibill.va.gov for additional information.

A veteran should apply for VA Benefits at Auburn University as soon as s/he is admitted to Auburn University and has a copy of the semester class schedule and degree program outline approved by the Academic Advisor. Report to the University's Office of Veteran Affairs Services with the number four (4) copy of the DD214 and a copy of the advisor's approved (advisor's signature required) semester schedule and degree major outline. Bring these forms to Room 110 Mary Martin Hall for processing. 

If you are a dependent son or daughter of a Disabled Veteran you may be eligible for the Dependent's Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 35, for educational and training opportunities to eligible dependents and survivors of certain veterans. To be eligible for this VA Financial Aid Program, a veteran must meet one of the following: 
  • Veteran who dies of, or is permanently and totally disabled as the result of, a service-connected disability.
  • Veteran with a permanent and total service-connected disability who dies from any cause.
  • Serviceperson who is missing in action or is captured in the line-of-duty and is currently being held by a hostile force.
  • Serviceperson who is currently being forcibly detained or interned in line-of-duty by a foreign government or power.

The State of Alabama has an Alabama G.I. Dependents' Scholarship Program. This program consists of educational benefits for dependent children and/or a spouse of a disabled veteran who meet the State of Alabama criteria for the program. 

The disabled veteran must contact his/her Alabama County Veteran's Affairs Official to see if they qualify for the program. For additional information, contact the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs at P.O. Box 1509, Montgomery, AL 36102-1509. Phone: (334) 242-5077. 

The program at Auburn University is coordinated by the University's Office of Student Financial Services, located in Mary Martin Hall. Phone: (334) 844-3769.

Housing

Freshmen are not required to live on campus.
After you are accepted to Auburn University you will receive a formal acceptance letter from Admissions which includes information on making your $200 Confirmation Deposit. Be aware that the $200 confirmation deposit is not a housing deposit nor is it a guarantee that you will receive university housing. After Admissions receives your $200 confirmation deposit, you will receive a second correspondence acknowledging the receipt of your deposit with instructions on how to apply for housing. It takes two to three business days for the Confirmation Deposit to be posted to Auburn’s financial system and for the system to be updated. As a result students will not be able to log into and submit the housing application until two to three business days after they deposit. University Housing and Residence Life requires a $50 non-refundable housing application fee and a $250 refundable housing prepayment when the housing application is submitted. Complete the online housing application as soon as possible to avoid being placed on the waiting list.
If both roommates list each other as the preferred roommate, the housing assignments staff will make every attempt to honor the request.

Student Activities

Activities include more than 450 student organizations, intramural sports, headlining concerts, world-renowned speakers, and SEC athletics. Recreational facilities include: 

  • Weight Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Seven Courts
  • Multi-Purpose-Rooms
  • Ten Racquetball Courts
  • 17 Tennis Courts
  • Intramural Fields
  • Max Morris Field

The Recreational Services Program also offers a recreational equipment checkout service to the AU population. 

Auburn University Intramural Sports are a series of structured sports activities that are played throughout the academic year by Auburn students, faculty and staff. Thousands participate in the five-team sports - Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball. Leagues are formed in each sport in numerous divisions including men's independent, women's independent, co-rec, faculty/staff, fraternity and sorority. 

Numerous other sports and special events are scheduled throughout the year. These sports include track, badminton and table tennis in the fall and bowling, racquetball, tennis, golf and horseshoes in the spring.
For information concerning membership in Auburn University Bands, check out their Prospective Members page.
During the fall and spring semesters each fraternity and sorority participates in the new member recruitment to let students examine Greek organizations. 

Pan Hellenic (the governing body of sororities) and the Interfraternity Council (the governing body of fraternities) host "Recruitment" which gives students a chance to talk to members from each chapter and tour the houses. These students then have the opportunity to visit each fraternity or sorority and choose the group with which they feel comfortable. 

Similarly, each National Pan-Hellenic (the governing body composed of the traditionally African-American fraternities and sororities) sorority and fraternity participates in an intake process as outlined by its National Headquarters. Each group independently organizes gatherings designed to allow prospective members a chance to meet current members.
There is much to do in Auburn for fun! The University Program Council offers free movies, concerts and lectures. There are also bowling, billiards, and comedy acts. There is a shopping mall and movie theater in Auburn, more than 450 clubs and organizations, several parks and other areas nearby for hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, and camping. There are also athletic and creative arts events to attend for free or discounted prices. There are also athletic and fitness facilities that students can use at Auburn.
There are more than 450 student organizations on Auburn University's campus. We encourage you to find an organization that interests you. By getting involved on Auburn's campus, you will make new friends and enjoy many rewarding experiences.

Other Questions

City of Auburn Department of Public Safety offers security escort service daily between 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Available to all students, faculty and staff, this service is primarily designed for those people who must walk between paring areas, residence halls, or places of study during these hours.

Escorts may be requested by calling AUDPS at (334) 501-3100.
Students may have cars as long as they are appropriately registered with the AU Parking Services and are parked in designated parking areas.
Yes. It is the responsibility of all students and employees of AU operating a vehicle on campus to register for parking permit as prescribed in the regulations.

For additional information, please visit AU Parking Services.
Tiger Transit provides transportation services to University students, faculty, administrators and staff. 

The University's Tiger Transit system has eighteen bus routes that stop at major campus buildings, many apartment and residence complexes and various other locations around the city. Tuition and fees cover the cost of riding the buses. 

To ensure that all members of the AU community can move around the campus as safety as possible, Tiger Transit also operates a security shuttle service.
There are two majors airports convenient to Auburn University. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport is about a 2 hour drive, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is about 1.5 hours. Groome Transportation provides traveling students a lift to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Round trip service to and from the Airport usually costs $78. For more information, please call Groome Transportation at (334) 887-8595

Greyhound Lines also offers bus service to nearby Opelika. There are several scheduled stops weekly.
The Office of Information Technology has information regarding computer labs, equipment lease and purchase, software and technical support. 

The Help Desk is available at (334)844-5555.
Auburn University Medical Clinic is committed to providing a full range of primary care services for Auburn students. Services include initial diagnostic services for illnesses and injuries, follow-up assessment and treatment, women's health care, sports medicine and preventative care services. AUMC is affiliated with East Alabama Medical Center.
If a student has any of the following, he or she is entitled to reasonable accommodations while attending Auburn University: 

  • Impaired Mobility
  • Hearing Loss
  • Learning Disability
  • Visual Impairment
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Addictive Disease
  • Psychological Disorder
  • Health Condition

To apply for services and accommodations:

Have disability documentation sent to the Office of Accessibility, so a file will be started. The address is 1228 Haley Center, Auburn University, AL 36849. Current documentation by an appropriate professional is required. Call ahead to make an appointment to meet with a disability specialist and apply for services. 

Contact your local Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services office to determine if the student is eligible for any benefits under the federal program. 

Call if you have any questions! The telephone number for the Program for Students with Disabilities is (334) 844-2096(Voice/TDD). 

Accommodations are individually determined and must be supported by disability documentation. It is the student's responsibility to request accommodations and provide documentation.
Student Counseling Services are available to all AU students on a short-term basis. Students in need of a long-term experience of 24 hr. coverage are referred to appropriate community resources. It is the goal of SCS to provide a safe, casual, yet professional environment where AU students will be comfortable in seeking counseling services for a wide variety of concerns. SCS offers individual counseling, based on a brief therapy model, to address the developmental concerns of AU students with an upward limit of ten (10) individual sessions per academic year. Typical problems include: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relation Issues
  • Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Grief Issues
  • Stress
  • Eating Disorders
  • Interpersonal Difficulties

Student Counseling Services (SCS) is located in 400 Lem Morrison Dr. Regular hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Appointments can be arranged by calling (334) 844-5123.
Whether you are studying, eating lunch, getting a snack, or socializing with friends, Tiger Dining has everything you need to fuel your TIGER SPIRIT! 

Tiger Dining has multiple dining locations throughout campus, where you can grab a bite to eat, relax with friends and even check your email. Meal plans are available on campus at Terrell Dining Hall on "The Hill" area of campus, or you can use cash, credit/debit cards or the TigerCard at our retail locations, including Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and Papa John's... 

For more information on Auburn Dining Services, please visit our website at AU Dining.
Last updated: 08/30/2016