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Welcome To ROAR Orientation

Recruitment. Orientation. Advising. Registration.

ROAR is Columbus State’s orientation program for new undergraduate students (first-year, transfers, and non-traditional) as well as their parents, family members, and guests. ROAR is designed to offer guidance and promote positive student success throughout your college transition at Columbus State University. During orientation new students will have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor, register for their first semester of courses, obtain their student ID, and meet with current students and staff.

At ROAR you will have an opportunity to explore college life at CSU! This year, we have four ROAR sessions with extra interactive opportunities (called ROAR+) to boost your orientation experience and build lifelong relationships. For a virtual experience offered the day prior, choose either the June 10 or June 15 ROAR session. You will have the opportunity to meet your Orientation Leaders, tour the campus virtually, and play virtual games on June 9 or June 14. For an on-campus (overnight) ROAR+ experience, choose either the July 7 or July 26 session. Both formats will help you develop skills and relationships needed to succeed in college and that you will carry with you into your career!

You will receive more information sent to your CSU email directly as we get closer to the scheduled session. For any questions, please check our frequently asked questions (FAQ), give us a call at 706-507-8590, or email us at

Registration is now open for Summer and Fall 2021 Orientation! Select from the correct student type below to register for your specific Orientation Session! 

Freshmen Students

Students who are no more than 5 years out of high school or those who have never attended a college.

Register for the Traditional Student Orientation

Non-Traditional & Transfer Students Under 30 Credit Hours

Students who have been out of high school for more than 5 years or those transferring from another institution with less than thirty hours

Register for the Non-Traditional Student Orientation

Transfer Students Over 30 Credit Hours

Students who have completed more than thirty hours from another institution.

Register for the Transfer Student Orientation

Graduate Students

Complete the Graduate Student Online Orientation.

Active Duty Military & Veterans

Complete the Military Enrollment Online Orientation.

For additional inquiries please contact 706-507-8866 or Veterans_Affairs@ColumbusState.Edu

Dual Enrolled Students

Students who have completed high school and are entering CSU full-time with less than thirty hours

Register for the Traditional Student Orientation

Please note that the HOPE scholarship and other scholarships do not cover the cost of the orientation fee. Your ROAR fee will be due at the time of registration. Please visit the Bursars Office website for the fee payment calendar.

Orientation Schedule

Starting Classes Summer 2021 & Fall 2021:

Registration is now open!

Select from the correct student type above to register for your specific Orientation Session.

Camp P.R.O.W.L.

Starting in 2021, Camp P.R.O.W.L. is launching with a new name! It's now called ROAR+—check it out!

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Get connected early and stay connected throughout your orientation session! Guidebook will become available mid-May!

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Frequently Asked Questions