R.O.A.R. (Residence Orientation And Recreation) Camp is the premier extended orientation experience for all first-year students living on Campus. It aims to assist students in making a successful academic and social transition to Augusta University. Students are able to create a sense of community and belonging with other freshman residents; engage in traditions of Housing and Residence Life, and strengthen their bond to Augusta University.
Expect to have lots of fun meeting new people; serving the Augusta Community; learning about yourself so that you can be successful in college, and so much more! Some of the favorite R.O.A.R. Camp traditions include the off-campus trip to Camp Gravatt, the JAG Carnival, and the community service event.
You will be placed in a R.O.A.R. Camp Family, a small group of freshman students lead by an upper-class R.O.A.R. Camp Mentor. You will participate in activities, have discussions, compete for prizes, get to know the campus, and develop friendships with your Family.
Oak Hall Residents are required to participate in ROAR Camp. It is scheduled for students several days before classes to begin to prepare them for the academic and social success.
How much does R.O.A.R Camp cost and what does this cost cover?
R.O.A.R. Camp is an experience that is offered to our residents at no cost. R.O.A.R. Camp provides all meal and travel expenses for students.
What if I am not the R.O.A.R. Camp type?
There is no R.O.A.R. Camp type. All different types of students participate in this program. It’s all about welcoming students to Augusta University. Students and mentors that attend R.O.A.R. Camp are from different places with a variety of interests and experiences. We all want to help you learn what it means to be a part of Jaguar Nation.
Do I need to attend R.O.A.R. Camp?
R.O.A.R. Camp sets the tone for your experience in our community. You will learn about classroom and Oak Hall expectations. R.O.A.R. Camp also allows you to build new friendships.
Where will I stay during R.O.A.R. Camp? Where do I Check In? When do I meet my R.O.A.R. Camp mentor?
When you move in on August 12th, that will be when you check in for R.O.A.R. camp as well as meet your mentor.
Are students who live off-campus or commute to campus allowed to participate?
Only students living in Oak Hall are allowed to participate. We still encourage our off-campus and commuter students to get involved in other ways on campus.
How will I get around campus during R.O.A.R. Camp?
Most R.O.A.R. Camp activities occur on campus within walking distance of Oak Hall. We will provide transportation to any off-campus activities occurring during R.O.A.R. Camp.
*I have a conflict and won’t be able to participate in R.O.A.R. Camp until later in the week. Can I come to R.O.A.R. Camp late? Can I leave early?*
If you have a conflict that requires you to miss part of R.O.A.R. Camp, you must contact Housing and Residence Life prior to arriving on August 12th. We will excuse absences from R.O.A.R. Camp on a case by case basis as necessary.
*I might need special accommodations related to my ability or disability at R.O.A.R. Camp. What do I need to do?*
There is a place for you to explain what needs you may have in the registration. R.O.A.R. Camp activities are designed and can be adjusted for students with all kinds of ability and skill levels. If you would like further information, please contact R.O.A.R. Camp at ROAR_Camp@augusta.edu or call (706) 729-2300. For additional information about Augusta University and receiving special accommodations, please contact Testing and Disability Services at Testing and Disability Services.
*I have special dietary needs; will I be able to have these needs met at camp?*
The dining hall on campus is equipped to handle all different dietary needs and requirements. It is very important that you inform us of these needs prior to camp so that we can be prepared. There is a place for you to inform R.O.A.R. Camp of your dietary needs in the registration process.
*When attending R.O.A.R. Camp, where can I park?*
If you are registered for a parking permit, you should receive it prior to attending camp and can park in your designated parking spots on campus. For questions regarding parking, please contact Parking Services at Parking Services.
For questions or concerns related to parking on campus during move-in, please contact University Housing at Housing and Residence Life.
*What do I need to pack for the R.O.A.R. Camp off-campus trip to Camp Gravatt?*
A supply list for the Camp Gravatt trip will be posted at a later date.
*What if I need to meet with my academic advisor? financial aid?*
Students will be provided time to attend to personal business on August 15th.