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Orientation - Columbus State University

Presidential Search Information and Updates


Welcome to ROAR Orientation

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.

For any questions, please check our frequently asked questions (FAQ), call us at 706-507-8593, or email us at


Choose the Right Orientation for You

Dual-Enrollment Students

If you are currently a high school student who has been accepted to take both high school and college classes please contact

If you have graduated from highschool and you are entering CSU as a first year full time student please go to the First Year Students tab.


  1. 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. For the fee-payment calendar, please visit the Bursar's Office website.
  2. If you are currently dual enrolled, are still attending high school, and will be remaining in high school for the following term, you will be invited to a special event by Dr. Melissa Young. Please monitor your CSU email for details!


2022 Orientation Schedules

Spring Virtual Sessions

Wednesday, November 30: 12pm & 5pm
Tuesday, December 6: 12pm & 5pm
Thursday, December 15: 1pm & 5pm
Wednesday, January 4: 12pm & 5pm
Friday, January 13: 5pm

*All Spring Admit Sessions are virtual sessions conducted through zoom


Additional Resources

The Guidebook

The Guidebook is our mobile app. Get connected early and stay connected throughout your orientation session!

Virtual Advisor