Your First Year at Auburn

War Eagle! Whether you are from another state in the United States, another country, or got your undergraduate degree here at Auburn, we would like for you to be well aware of all that this institution and city can provide. Check out the sub-links to your left to help assist you in finding a place to live, transportation and more!

Here are some helpful resources for first year grad students:

About the Graduate Student Council

Graduate Student Council is a graduate student organization that strives to fulfill the unique needs of graduate students while offering a network of support and encouragement. For more information, please visit the About the GSC page.

Tigermail and Information Technology at Auburn


Beginning in February 2011, TigerMail Live serves as the official means of communication for Auburn University students. Your Auburn University User ID serves as your email address, and you may be reached at or

Public Computers

Many buildings on campus offer open computer labs for Auburn University students. You may log in with your university User ID and Password to access many (but not all) computers. Some computers are restricted to certain Colleges or other groups.

Wireless Internet Access

The Office of Information Technology has information on Wireless Internet Access at

AU students may use their university User ID and password to log into the wireless networks AU_WiFi or tsunami. Students who wish for a secured connection to tsunami are encouraged to use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client, available at This removes the need to install the Cisco Clean Access Agent as well.


Questions about information technology and Tigermail at Auburn can be answered by calling the OIT HelpDesk at (334) 844-9400, or visiting

University Information

Graduate Assistantship Guidelines

See the Graduate School site for information about your position at GTA/GRA information is department dependent, so see your department secretary for more information.

Campus Offices Important to Graduate Students


Hargis Hall
Office Room Phone
Graduate School 106 (334) 844-4700
Mary Martin Hall
Office Room Phone
Financial Aid 203 (334) 844-4634
Bursar’s Office 202 (334) 844-3757
Registrar’s Office Basement (334) 844-4770
Ingram Hall
Office Room Phone
Payroll Office 212 Ingram Hall (334) 844-4183
Tiger Transit

The Tiger Transit main page is located at Each bus is tracked via GPS and can be found on the online map at


On campus, parking is restricted to certain zones. Information on ordering parking permits may be found at Most graduate students are only eligible for C-zone parking, shared by most students on campus. Others are eligible for B-zone passes. You can visit to the Parking Services office in a portable building near Allison Laboratories. Parking is always available; however, lots are often at a distance. In town, most of the parking is metered at $.25 per hour from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and free the rest of the week.

Campus and Area Maps

There is a fantastic interactive Campus map on the Auburn University page at

General Travel

Information concerning travel around the Auburn/Opelika area and to/from nearby airports is available at

IDs and Driver’s Licenses

Auburn University Student IDs

Student IDs can be obtained in the TigerCard Office inside of the Auburn University Student Center. The cost is billed directly to the Bursar Bill.

Alabama Driver's Licenses

Required identification and forms are listed at Non-International students can go to the Driver's License Office located at 611 S. Railroad Avenue in Opelika. Important: International students must travel to Montgomery to receive an ID or Driver’s License. More information about drivers' licenses can be found by calling the Driver's License Office at (334) 742-9986 or by going to the Alabama Department of Public Safety site.

Airport Shuttle


The shuttle known as the Express 85 shuttle brings students from the Atlanta Airport to the city of Auburn. Visit for more information.


Student Medical, Health and Insurance Needs

The Auburn University Medical Clinic's website may be found at

Visit for information on the graduate student insurance program.


The Auburn University Bookstore can be found on campus in the first floor of the Haley Center.  There are other bookstores which sell textbooks around campus as well. Many textbooks are available for cheaper online at websites such as Amazon.

Finding an Apartment

There is an Apartment Guide on the web at Also, there are hard copies available free of charge located in blue bins next to newspaper stands around town.

Another helpful resource is My Apartment Map, which may be found at

Hooking up Utilities

Information on utilities can be found on the Graduate School website at


On-campus employment options are available at

Another employment resource for Auburn students and graudates is Tiger Recruiting Link.

Further Information

You can call the Foy Information Desk at (334) 844-4244 to ask virtually any question regarding school or otherwise. The Quick Links reference on the Graduate School website,, is also very useful as is the Graduate School’s Frequently Asked Questions page.


Created On: Dec 10, 2010

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2015

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