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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 are required to attend a ROAR In-Person Session prior to enrolling in classes.

Once you have completed all required ROAR components, your academic advisor will then advise you on which classes to take during your first semester at the in person orientation session.

Spring Orientation opens Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

How to Register for In-person ROAR Orientation (Starting Classes August 2023)


Please note: In order to be registered for an in-person orientation session, you have to complete the payment of $85.00 at the end of the registration process. If you are bringing any guest the fee is $25.00 per guest and must be paid at the end of the registration process. Guests are not required to come but are always welcomed.


Step 1
On MyCSU, under Student Records, click on 'Advising Survey' to complete the advising survey. Once the advising survey has been completed, your advisor will reach out to you to confirm your schedule for the Spring 2023 semester.
Step 2

Log into your MyCSU and click 'Orientation' under Student Records OR click on the ROAR Orientation Notifications. Complete the registration process and payment. Please choose a virtual zoom session to attend while registering.

The dates are:

  • Tuesday, June 20 Main Campus
  • Saturday, June 24 Main Campus
  • Wednesday, July 12 Riverpark Campus
  • Saturday, July 22 Riverpark Campus
  • Saturday, July 29 Main Campus
Step 3
Click on CougarVIEW (located in MyCSU) and find the ‘ROAR Pre-Orientation 2023’ Course. Select the course to access the modules. You will have access to the course after Monday, April 3, 2023 *Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for the course to appear on CougarVIEW. If you do not see it after 48 hours please contact us.
Step 4
Click on content. Complete all five modules. The 'ROAR Orientation 2023' modules will take no more than 1 hour to complete.
Step 5
Attend your in person orientation session in order to register for class. Your orientation hold and advising hold will be removed after you attend the 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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