Download the Welcome Week Spring 2020 Guide

Welcome Week, hosted by the University Program Council, is Auburn University’s official welcome to new and returning students each fall and spring. Free events are held Jan. 8-17, providing students with programming, entertainment and information. Welcome Week is packed with a variety of activities across campus, sponsored by different organizations and departments. Signature events for spring include Casino Night, UPC Films, War Eagle Watch Party and more.

Download the Welcome Week Guide in the Auburn Guides app, available on the App Store and Google Play, for a full schedule of events, times and locations.

Back to the Act

The newly-renovated Student Activities Center, on Biggio Drive, was completed in fall 2019 and will serve as a mid-size event space for events too large for the Student Center Ballroom, but too small for the Auburn Arena or Coliseum, expanding programming options for Auburn students.

A few accommodations include:

• up to 1,200 seats

• a pre-event and concession/merchandise space

• an expanded stage with new lighting

• theatre equipment and enhanced acoustics

The existing Student Activities Center, which was the precursor to Auburn’s new Recreation and Wellness Center, was built in 1984 as a facility intended for student recreation and sponsored events. Since the creation of the new Campus Rec, the building has transitioned its functions.

Don’t miss these upcoming events as we go #BacktotheAct!


Where is the Student Activities Center located?

The Student Activities Center is located on campus near the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum and Campus Rec at 684 Biggio Drive, Auburn, AL 36849. See the map below for suggested routes:


Where is the accessible path to the Student Activities Center?

An accessible path is located between the Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum and Campus Rec (path defined in white on the map). Accessible parking is also available at the Coliseum parking lot.


How do I reserve the Student Activities Center for my organization’s event? 

For information about reserving the Student Activities Center, please contact

Explore (Emerge) Applications Now Available

Emerge at Auburn aims to help Auburn students develop skills to lead on campus, in the community, and in their future career field. Through our quality, meaningful and multiple access point leadership development opportunities, we will guide Auburn students in refining their profiles as successful, ethical and effective campus, community, industry and world leaders.

Emerge’s multi-tiered program structure is designed for students to engage in a comprehensive learning lab at their own pace and on their own time. Students will move through three phases of leadership curriculum, supplemented by various programs and initiatives. Additionally, an abundance of trained positional leadership opportunities and committee volunteer roles embedded within our programmatic structure provide students endless first-hand experience in the leadership development process.

Applications are now available for Phase 1: Explore Self! This phase facilitates students’ self-awareness and discovery. Weekly meetings will cover a range of leadership concepts, lessons and tactics such as values congruence, self-awareness, social identity, teamwork and community buildings, bystander intervention, communication, strategic planning, inclusive and equitable leadership, organizational change, resilience, emotional intelligence, service, and visioning.
Participants will create a personal leadership philosophy and add components highlighting their attitudes and beliefs towards leadership throughout the academic year.

Humans of Auburn

Based on Humans of New York and created by the Human Touch Freshman Leadership Program in 2014, Humans of Auburn is dedicated to sharing the stories of the diverse people that make up the Auburn family through social media, photography and storytelling. There are no prerequisites for joining this club; we welcome all members of the Auburn Family. Applications will be posted on AUinvolve during fall semester. Members work together to interview and photograph their interviewees, and we become good friends in the process. We meet once a week to share the interviews in a relaxed and informal setting. This group loves to spend time together and we can’t wait to welcome our new members!

For the Bees

For the Bees is an organization dedicated to educating others on the importance of bees. We do this by holding on campus events and going to local elementary schools to educate kids about the importance of bees. People should get involved with our organization because we promote education and conservation of bees and have a lot of different service opportunities for everyone to get involved in. People can apply to join in the first few weeks of each semester, and we go through each and every application to find the people that are the most passionate about bees and helping them. Find For the Bees on AUinvolve for more information!

The Big Event 2019 serves Auburn community

The BIG Event is a one-day, student led service project sponsored by Student Involvement, where students volunteer their time in the community performing basic yard work such as raking, pruning, planting, painting and cleaning.

This year, 961 students volunteered at 177 job sites throughout the community.

The service day gives students an opportunity to say thank you to the community for making Auburn a great place in which to live and learn.

Welcome Week 2019 now accepting events

Welcome Week serves as Auburn University’s official welcome to new and returning students. Events throughout the week provide students with programming and information to assist them in making Auburn their home away from home.

You can help make Welcome Week 2019 a success by hosting an event large or small, by hosting an open house in your area or tabling on the concourse, or other ways to welcome students. The University Program Council’s (UPC’s) Welcome Week leadership staff will promote events through the Auburn Guides mobile app, through the Student Involvement website and social media, and with physical schedules and publicity during Welcome Week.

Welcome Week will take place August 15-23. If you would like your event to be a part, fill out and submit this form by May 31, 2019:

Auburn for Water

An estimated 780 million people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water. Auburn for Water exists to help eradicate the global Water Crisis through education, awareness, and fundraising. Auburn for Water aims to raise $15,000 over the course of the 2018-2019 school year to fund the manufacture and distribution of Bio-Sand water filters through our partners at Neverthirst, to 100 families in Nepal who lack access to a potable water source. This year, Auburn for Water will travel to Nepal on May 6-12. To get involved with Auburn for Water, find them on AUinvolve or email Emma at