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.
Choose the Right Orientation for You
If you are an Spring 2023 Admit Student starting classes in January 2023, please choose
the correct student type for information about orientation sessions.
Spring 2023: Orientation is now open!
If you are a SUMMER or FALL 2023 Admit Student please check the website in February for your orientation dates.
If you do not know when you are starting please contact us at 706-507-8593 for additional help!
Non-traditional & Transfer Students (under 30 credit hours)
Students who have been out of high school for more than 5 years or those transferring from another institution with less than thirty hours.Register Now
If you are currently a high school student who has been accepted to take both high school and college classes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.
- 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