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First Things First

Your AU journey starts with Orientation. We’ve designed a dynamic orientation to ensure that when your classes kick off in January, you’ll already feel at home, be ready to succeed, and will know a lot of fellow Eagles, too!  

Orientation at American University involves a few key components.

Join AU Orientation on Engage: your one-stop shop for the student involvement experience. You'll want to be in Engage to get Orientation updates and to RSVP for New Eagle Essentials and Social Programming. You can explore Engage on your phone via the Corq app. 

Join your AU Online Orientation Course in Canvas: our online orientation course introduces you to AU: academics, life on campus, financing your education, safety, and support services, all while learning to use Canvas, the learning platform for all of your courses here at AU. You will automatically be enrolled in your Orientation course in December 2023.

Join us in-person January 12th for In-person Orientation and Winter Welcome: Register here. The AU in-person Orientation experience connects New Eagles to their campus through exciting activities, info sessions, and AU swag giveaways! But that’s not all – we’re so excited to invite you to Winter Welcome, a jam-packed week filled with fun activities, events, and more. Event and programming details coming soon.

Attend New Eagle Essentials on Janauary 13th: Register here. Can't make In-person Orientation? We've got you covered with an online option. When you attend our Live-Online New Eagle Essentials webinar you will get an introduction to a range of offices in large and small group sessions as we prepare students and families for the transitions ahead. Save the date on Saturday, January 13th. More details including a registration link will be sent to your AU email address in December. Students will register through Engage; families will receive a separate invitation via email to register

Helpful Tips!

Start with Engage

New to Engage? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the videos below to learn how to search for events and organizations on Engage.