ROAR Orientation is a requirement for all new undergraduate students entering Columbus State University. Please be sure you are registers for the correct program. In-Person Orientation is ONLY for Traditional Freshman.
If you are a Non-traditional student or Transfer student with 30 credits or more, please visit Orientation.ColumbusState to select the correct ROAR Orientation Experience.

Please note the following:

  • All COVID 19 guidelines will be closely followed at The Traditional Freshman In-Person ROAR Sessions. The max capacity at each session is 100 students and up to 1 guest/student.
  • Students and parents will be divided into small group at orientation to comply with all COVID19 guidelines.
  • Masks are required at the Main Campus and RiverPark Campus.
  • Traditional Freshman ROAR Orientation is a one day or two-day (with overnight component), in-person program at Columbus State University campus.
  • All students are required to complete the Online Pre-Orientation Modules prior to attending their scheduled ROAR Orientation Sessions.
  • Online Pre- Orientation Modules is done through CougarView , CSU Learning Management System.
  • You will have access to the Online Pre-Orientation Modules at least a week prior to your scheduled in-person session.
  • All online registrations must be completed with a registration fee of $85.00/per student and $50.00/guests. You will be prompted to complete the payment at the end of this registrations. Please have a credit card available.

The following fees apply for Traditional Freshman ROAR Orientation and are due at the time of registration.

  • Fall 2021 Traditional Freshman ROAR Orientation: $85 for students and $50 for additional guests.
  • Summer 2021 ROAR Session: $50 for students.
  • Fall 2021 Traditional Freshman ROAR InPerson Orientation: $85 for students and $50 for 1 guest.
  • Fall 2021 Non-Traditional Freshman & Transfer Over 30 Credits Session: $50 for students