Welcome to American University! The
transition to college for the first time or to AU as a transfer student may be
filled with lots of questions. We recognize that this transition is a
meaningful one and have designed orientation programs to welcome you into our
AU family. To make sure that you hit the ground running, we recommend that you
plan to attend New Student Orientation, which we call Eagle Summit.
New Student Orientation is the
perfect place for you to meet other new students, learn how to get around
campus, finalize your class schedule, and get an AU student ID card. You will
meet your current students and learn more about why they love living in
Although classes do not start until
August, you will have a chance to have a preview of AU college life during
Eagle Summit in June and July. You will have the opportunity to stay on campus
in our residence halls, eat in our Terrace Dining Room, and meet staff members
from your school or college. We will also help you take care of important tasks
that will make your first few weeks as a new student at AU much easier.
And, family members, we have not
forgotten about you. We have planned a very thorough parent and family
orientation program that runs parallel to our student orientation program.
Registered participants will hear from staff members that will play key roles
in shaping your student's college experience. You will build your parent
network by meeting other families from around the country and the world. Our
student staff will also be prepared to answer your questions and share their
college experiences with you.
We are looking forward to meeting
you. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any
questions or concerns about being a new student at AU. We're here to help!
Once an eagle, always a eagle,
Marianne Huger Thomson
Fmr. Associate Dean of Students