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Traditional Student Orientation - Columbus State University

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Traditional Student Orientation

Welcome to the Traditional Student Orientation. If you are a Freshman, please read and thoroughly follow the steps below to register. All students must attend a ROAR Orientation session before enrolling in classes.

Summer admit students - your sessions are conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams.

Fall admit students - your sessions are conducted IN-PERSON on the Main or Riverpark Campus.

How to Register for ROAR Orientation

Step 1

Log into MyCSU and Locate "My To-Do List" on the home tab. Click on "you must register for an orientation session" link. Complete the registration process and payment. Your orientation hold will not be removed until you attend orientation.

Summer Admit Students ROAR Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 5pm
  • Friday, May 10, 2024 at 12pm
  • Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5pm

Fall Admit Students ROAR Dates:

  • Saturday, June 22, 2024 on Main Campus - CLOSED
  • Thursday, June 27, 2024 on Main Campus
  • Friday, July 12, 2024 on Riverpark Campus
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024 on Riverpark Campus
  • Saturday, July 27, 2024 on Main Campus
Step 2
Complete your Advising survey located in MyCSU. Log into MyCSU choose forms at the top of the page, and choose the second option “Advising Survey”. Complete the survey and your CSU advisor will email you with your schedule.
Step 3
Check your CSU email 24-48 hours after you have registered and paid for instructions on how to complete the ROAR Orientation Modules through Cougarview. Cougarview opens Friday, March 15th for all students.
Step 4
Complete the modules and attend ROAR Orientation Session.

Note: There are no refunds for the ROAR Orientation Program after registration and payment have been submitted.

If you need assistance, please contact us at 706-507-8593 or email us at

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