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Orientation FAQs



We know that kicking off your college experience can feel overwhelming sometimes.  We are here to help you transition into life as a student at AUM.  Orientation is your first step to joining the Warhawk family, so it is important that you register early.

To Register For Orientation

  1. Using the S Number and AUM email address that were provided to you in your acceptance letter, login to MyAUM (https://my.aum.edu)
  2. Once logged int, visit the New Student Page. Here you'll see lots of details about orientation, including a "Click Here to Register" link.  
  3. Select the "Click Here to Register" link, fill out the required fields, and look for your confirmation.  
  4. After you register, be sure to regularly check your AUM.edu email address as it is the official method of communication from the university.


Other Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Orientation FAQs

The purpose of orientation is to provide a preview of Auburn University at Montgomery and register for classes.

Yes, Orientation is mandatory for all new degree-seeking students at AUM. You must attend an orientation session in order to register for classes. If you cannot attend Orientation due to an extenuating circumstance, we ask that you inform the Office of Orientation and Transitions. All students will be assessed the $125 Orientation Fee on their first tuition bill. The fee is not paid at or prior to orientation. 

You are required to attend to get acclimated to campus as well as register for class.

While you can certainly register to attend Orientation and reserve your spot, you do have to be admitted to AUM prior to attending Orientation. The Office of Admissions can assist you with being admitted to AUM prior to your Orientation session, please call 334-244-3615 for admissions assistance. Students who are not admitted on the day of their scheduled Orientation will not be allowed to register for classes at Orientation.

Readmitted students need to contact us pertaining to their requirement to attend orientation. Second Bachelor’s Degree seeking students are not required to attend Orientation, but are welcome to partake in the experience. Our orientation process is suitable for all new AUM students. Contact us at 334-244-3158 or orientation@aum.edu for assistance.

You may change your Orientation date provided that another Orientation date session is still available. There is no charge for making this change.

Change Your Orientation Date

You will need your S-Number to change the date.

Lookup Your S-Number

Orientation fees cover your materials at Orientation, meals at Orientation, and programming for both Orientation and events during your first year at AUM. 

If special assistance or auxiliary aids are needed to accommodate a disability, please contact the Center for Disability Services (CDS) at AUM 334-244-3631 or cds@aum.edu to discuss any accommodations at least two weeks prior to your Orientation session. 

Yes. Please contact the Center for Disability Services (CDS) at AUM 334-244-3631 or cds@aum.edu to discuss accommodations at least one week prior to Orientation in order to ensure full participation with no inconvenience.

We feel that it is important for you to feel as comfortable as possible; however, AUM Orientation is set up to cater to new students and their parents/guests. If a friend comes with you, they would partake in our parent/guest program while you attend the student program.

Each student is assigned a small group based on their major or academic program. It’s in your best interest to stay with the small group that you are placed in at check-in. Don’t worry – you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see your friend again throughout the day. 

No. Orientation is designed to be a productive preview and registration experience, and you’re required to check in on time and attend all Orientation events. Orientation sessions will end as soon as your registration process has been completed after lunch. 

Yes, you can change your major at Orientation, but it is preferred for you to change it prior to Orientation. If you need assistance, contact us at orientation@aum.edu

You will receive attention from faculty or academic advisors in your major area of study. Academic advisement will prepare you to choose courses and to create a class schedule that fits into your academic plan at AUM.

Orientation is meant to be an independent experience for students. It is important that you understand the requirements of your academic major since your success is ultimately up to you. For that reason, you will go to your academic advisement session on your own. Your parents will have opportunities to hear from faculty and staff during the parent/guest program so their questions and concerns can be addressed.

You will not have to pay tuition or any of your other student fees at Orientation. However, you will have time to stop by Office of Student Accounts if you would like to set up a payment plan or discuss your bill.

Yes, a representative from Financial Aid will be available to answer individual questions in the Financial Aid Office located in the Taylor Center on the first floor.

Yes. Residence hall tours are available during the Wrap Up session at Orientation.  If you are unable to take a tour during your Orientation session, contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at 334-244-3572.