Welcome to American University! Orientation, Transition & Retention
staff members are here to make sure that you start your AU experience off
right. We want you to feel comfortable and informed as you begin classes and
start to explore your new home: Washington, DC.
In order to do this, we have developed orientation programs for first-year
students, transfer students, and family members. Our staff
is also responsible for Welcome Week, held in late August and January, and
All-American Weekend in October.