Tiger Takeoff FAQs

Tiger Takeoff is an educational recruitment conference for rising seniors (high-school class of 2024) from Alabama. This conference is open to all students but focuses on students that self-identify as members of underrepresented populations, as well as prospective first-generation college students and individuals from other underrepresented backgrounds.

The immersive residential experience will expose prospective students to leadership activities, academic offerings, campus resources, faculty, and staff. Attendees will also be paired with group leaders who are current Auburn students. These group leaders will support attendees during the summer experience and will remain connected with them throughout their freshman year. Families will also be invited to learn more about Auburn University during this conference.

Tiger Takeoff will be held Thursday, July 20th - Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 at the Auburn University in Auburn, AL. Check-in begins at 8:00 AM on Thursday, July 20th and the conference will end around 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 22nd.

Tiger Takeoff is for rising seniors (high- school class of 2024) from Alabama. This conference is open to all students but focuses on students that self-identify as members of underrepresented populations.

Yes. Attendees are to participate in all conference activities scheduled July 20-22.

Check-in will be held beginning at 8:00 AM in the designated residence hall lobby. This location will be provided to confirmed attendees prior to the conference. All participants must check-in by 10:45 AM on Thursday, July 20, 2023. Students will receive all necessary materials and room assignments during this time.

No. Students are responsible for making travel arrangements to and from campus. Parent/guardian pick-up is scheduled from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

While your parent or guardian may not attend the conference as a participant, there will be portions of the conference in which they are invited to participate. Following check-in on July 20th, we encourage parents to take part in a Parent/Guardian Information Session as well as lunch scheduled for 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM.

Yes. We understand that some students will drive themselves to the conference. However, please note that students will not be allowed to use their vehicles during the conference. Upon check-in, students who have brought a vehicle will be provided a parking pass and asked to turn over their keys until the conference concludes.

Please pack comfortable clothing and shoes. It will be hot during the day, and there will be time spent outside, so we ask that you dress accordingly. You are welcomed to wear shorts/t-shirts/tennis shoes during your time on campus. There will be a lot of movement across campus! You’ll only need a business casual outfit with comfortable shoes for the dinner on Friday night. Also, don’t forget to bring a rain jacket or umbrella! You will be provided a conference t-shirt to wear on the final day of the conference.

You will need to bring linens for your bed. The beds in the residence halls are twin XL. If you don’t have twin XL fitted sheets, you could simply bring 2 flat sheets. We suggest that students bring a light blanket, pillow, towels, toiletries, shower shoes and any other necessary personal items.

In order for students to have a well-rounded experience, students will be assigned a roommate by the Tiger Takeoff Staff. Males and females will be housed in separate living spaces. We will not honor any roommate requests in advance.

No. Money is not needed for the conference. Everything you need will be provided to you upon arrival.

No. On-site registration will not be available. Only registered and confirmed participants are allowed to participate.

Yes. Students are expected to be in the residence halls at the conclusion of the day’s activities. Residence halls will be monitored throughout the day and evening by university staff members.

In case of an emergency, please contact the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence at 334-844-0016.

  • bed linens & pillow (sheets for twin XL size bed)
  • towels
  • casual attire
  • athletic shoes (bring a pair you don’t mind getting a little dirty!)
  • notebook and pen
  • toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, contacts/contact solution, shampoo, etc.)
  • phone/charger
  • rain gear
  • prescription medications (if necessary)
  • spending money (should you want to get something at the bookstore/museum or purchase a snack between meals)

  • alcohol
  • drugs
  • weapons
  • jewelry or other valuables