Welcome Week 2016: Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 28
Welcome Week 2016
What is Welcome Week?
Welcome Week is a long standing AU tradition at American University. For students who participate in Eagle Summit it’s a “welcome back” to campus and to Washington, DC as we begin the academic year. For others, it’s the first taste of all that AU has to offer.
In addition to AU Welcome Week traditions like the bagpipes leading the new class to the President’s Opening Convocation and the All-American BBQ on the main quad, new AU students can choose to participate in a wide array of programs that range from service to sustainability, civic engagement to athletic engagement all highlighting AU’s connections to Washington, DC as an extension of campus. By pairing days of exploration and service with evening programs that highlight community leaders and policy makers, you will have the chance to bring your experiences in DC into the context of the city’s challenges and celebrations. Spend a little time reading through your options. We look forward to hearing what choice you make!
What You Need to Know
Welcome Week will begin on Saturday, August 20, the first day students can move into their residence halls, and will come to a close on Friday, August 26, with the All-American BBQ. During this week before classes begin, most first-year students participate in AU’s hallmark welcome programs. For 2016, American University is crafting an even more innovative and fun Explore DC program. More information and registration details can be found in the box on the right hand side of this page. Many students also partake in First-Year Fundamentals, our make-up Orientation program for students who were unable to attend a summer Eagle Summit. Information regarding that can be found on the left hand side of the page under "Welcome Week Orientation".
Questions? For more information on any of our Welcome Week activities, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 202-885-3303.