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Student Life at AU

Here's where to find out about the student experience and connect with departments that focus on many aspects of life at AU: residence life, health and well-being, diversity and inclusion, student activities, community service, and more. At AU, you can become a changemaker in practice, in your own unique way — and we're here to support you in your journey.

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What We Offer

Getting Involved

Student Engagement

Check out student activities, spiritual life, diversity support, service opportunities, and other ways to explore your interests and passions at AU.

Getting Involved

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Student Support

Our support offices include health and wellness centers, international student services, Dean of Students, restorative practices, and AU's food pantry.

Finding Support

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Housing & Residence Life

Eleven residence halls. Multiple learning communities. Find your home at AU!

Living on Campus

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Welcome, new Eagles! Launch your AU experience with Orientation.


AU Familes

Parents & Families

Families are important partners on a student's academic journey. We'll keep you informed and help you support your student.

Eagle Families

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University Center

It's where friends hang out, grab a bite to eat, get involved with clubs, and more!

Visit University Center

AU Student Affairs

Student Organization Spotlights

Want to learn more about student groups at AU? Check out these video spotlights to get a look at different clubs!

More Resources

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Videos & Webinars

Find videos and recordings of AU webinars on many topics – from financial aid to academics to wellness support – on our YouTube channel.

Find Videos


What's Happening

Check AU's Engage calendar for events, activities, and 150+ student groups.


The Market

The Market

No student should go hungry because they can't afford enough to eat. The Market is a resource to assist students facing food insecurity.

Visit the Market

Stories of Student Life

2024 University Student Award winners

Announcement ·

Meet 2024’s University Student Award Winners

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Clothing at the TQ Co-Op is available for students to take at no cost.

On Campus ·

A Space to Just Be: The Trans and Queer Cooperative

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AU students and members of community watch films created in the Community Documentary course.

In the Community ·

Community Voices on Film: Students Collaborate with Local Storytellers

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