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Campus Life at AU

Life at American University is full of opportunities to build community, make an impact, and nurture friendships that will last a lifetime. At AU, you can become a changemaker in practice, in your own unique way — and the Office of Campus Life is here to support you on your journey.

Covid Health & Safety Quick Links



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Student's Guide to January 2022

What's open on campus during this spring's virtual start? How do students access key offices and resources? Find it in the Guide!

Find It Quickly

What We Offer

Getting Involved

Student Engagement

Check out student activities, spiritual life, diversity support, service opportunities, and the University Center where students gather!

Getting Involved

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Student Support

Our support offices include health and wellness centers, international student services, Dean of Students, conduct and conflict resolution, 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.


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Parents & Families

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

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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 OCL’s YouTube channel.

Find Videos

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AU's personalized wellbeing portal is a tool to help each student assess challenges, set individualized goals and support emotional wellbeing.

Head to Your Portal

AU Calendar of student events

Calendar of Student Events & Activities

See what's happening and find over 200 clubs and organization.

View Student Events

Stories of Campus Life

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Student Life ·

AU Grant Supports Student in Bringing His Music to Life

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International ·

Bringing the World to AU

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In the Community ·

The World Beyond AU: Exploring DC

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