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ROAR Orientation Session Dates

Starting Classes Spring 2019:
Friday, January 18: traditional, non-traditional, and transfer students

Starting Classes Summer 2019:
Friday, May 31: traditional, non-traditional, and transfer students

Starting Classes Fall 2019:
Main Campus: June 13-14 (Thursday-Friday)
Main Campus: June 20-21 (Thursday-Friday)
RiverPark Campus: June 27-28 (Thursday-Friday)*
Main Campus: July 11-12 (Thursday-Friday)
Main Campus: July 31-Aug. 1 (Wednesday-Thursday), Attached to Camp P.R.O.W.L.

Main Campus: August 1 (Thursday)- non-traditional and transfer students under 30 credit hours

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


Get Connected Early and stay connected throughout your summer orientation session!


Guidebook is an interactive app that will prepare you for orientation and your first year at Columbus State University.

Follow the directions below to join the Cougar town at CSU. To get the guide, choose one of the methods below:

  • Download 'Guidebook' from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
  • Visit Columbus State University Guide from your phone's browser
  • From the Guidebook application, search CSU ROAR Orientation, and click Download Guide!
  • Don't have a smartphone? No worries! Check out the Guide here!