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Orientation

Orientation

Registration for ROAR Orientation

As a new Cougar, you'll be required to experience our ROAR program before you can attend classes. The ROAR (Recruitment, Orientation, Advisement, Registration) program is a two day event designed to help ease the transition from high school to college as well as prepare parents for their student's new journey. ROAR provides students and parents with information on all services CSU has to offer, as well as their first advising and registration session for their classes. Below are the descriptions of the programs that we offer. Please review and select the one that best fits your enrollment status.

 All communication for ROAR Orientation is sent to the student's  Columbus State University email account.

ROAR Dates:

Starting Classes Spring 2018:

January 19,2018 (Friday): traditional, non traditional and transfer

Starting Classes Summer 2018:

June 1, 2018 (Friday): traditional, non traditional and transfer

Starting Classes Fall 2018:

Main Campus: June 21– 22, 2018 (Thursday & Friday)
Main Campus: June 28 – 29, 2018 (Thursday & Friday)
RiverPark Campus:July 12 – 13, 2018 (Thursday & Friday)*
Main Campus: July 18 – 19, 2018 (Wednesday & Thursday)
Main Campus: July 30 – 31, 2018 (Monday & Tuesday)

Main Campus: July 31 (Tuesday) - nontraditional and transfer students under 30 credit hours

 *Students planning to major in Fin Arts, Art History, Music, Theater, Communication, Education, Exercise Science, Nursing, or Health Science are strongly encouraged to attend this orientation.

ROAR Orientation, What you need to know!

ORIENTATION FEE : The cost is $125.00 per student, $50.00 per guest (guest attendance is optional).  *No refunds are issued for ROAR Orientation.* 
TRADITIONAL FRESHMAN:  At your two-day ROAR session, you will be placed in a small group with an Orientation Leader who will lead you through your first day of activities. You will learn about campus resources and learn key tips on how to succeed during your college journey. Day two activities include meeting with your advisor and registering for classes. There are five sessions to choose from, all with students staying overnight in the Residence Halls. 
NON-TRADITIONAL AND TRANSFER STUDENTS: At your one-day ROAR session, you will learn about campus resources and services, as well as meet with your academic advisor in order to register for your first semester. There are two sessions for you to choose from. For those students transferring in with more than 30 hours, please see our website for the Online Orientation for Transfer Students. 
TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH OVER 30 HOURS: Students transferring in who have completed thirty or more hours should take the Online orientation for Transfer Students.
GRADUATE STUDENTS : Sign up for the Online Orientation for Graduate Students.
ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY and VETERANS: Active Duty or Veterans may complete the online orientation by clicking the link here. If you encounter any problems with the Orientation, email us Veterans_Affairs@ColumbusState.edu. 
DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS : Dual Enrollment students must attend orientation if attending CSU as a college student. If you are still enrolled in high school, you do not have to attend. If you have more than 30 credit hours, please take the online orientation and contact the ROAR Orientation Office.
PARENTS AND FAMILIES:  It is very likely that your parents and family will have questions, and much of the information you receive will be helpful to them. We encourage parents and guests to attend our Parent Sessions (for students attending any freshman session), which will give them an in-depth look into the University and help answer any questions they may have.