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Welcome New Eagles!

Congratulations on your admission to American University and welcome to the Eagle Family!

Get Ready for Winter Orientation 2024

We know that there's a lot to do to prepare to start your journey at American University. We're here to help!

Winter Orientation programming and events will take place both online and in-person. From self-paced Online Orientation and New Eagle Essentials to in-person Orientation and Winter Welcome festivities in January, we're looking forward to welcoming you to the AU Community.

Winter Orientation Information

In-person Orientation will take place on Friday, January 12th from 9am - 5pm. More details to come! Please activate and check your AU email regularly for further communication regarding your orientation. 

We're so excited to meet you in the New Year! In the meantime, we recommend checking out our Getting Started page to review all the steps you should take to complete your AU Orientation. As always, if you have any questions about your transition to AU or next steps, please reach out to or call us at (202) 885-3303. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for updates and general information about what’s happening at AU.  

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

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Congratulations to the incoming Class of 2028! For information on our Fall Orientation programming and events please check your AU Email regularly and check this site in mid-spring.

New Eagles

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Welcome Transfer Students

We're excited that you're joining our community! Read about the steps to take before you start your semester. 

Transfer Student Checklist


New Eagle Essentials Playlist

Our New Eagle Essentials Playlist is now available! Watch all of the Orientation sessions on your schedule.

New Eagle Essentials Playlist

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Self-Paced Online Orientation

Online intro to AU for students and families: academics, campus life, finances, safety, support services and more.

Online Orientation in Canvas

Academic Success

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First Year Advising

By now, students should have their fall semester schedules! Questions about the waitlist or how to make changes? Check the First Year Advising resources.

First Year Advising

Academic Support Services

The transition to college academics can be challenging. Don't wait until you feel stuck or overwhelmed to take advantage of our free Academic Support Services.


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What is AUx?

The American University Experience (AUx) is a full-year AU Core Curriculum course for students transitioning into their first year at AU. 

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