Welcome New Eagles!

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

Get Ready for Summer Orientation 2023

We know that there is a lot to prepare you to start your journey at American University and everyone here at the New Student and Family Programs Office is here to help and support you. Summer Orientation programming and events will take place both online and in-person. From self-paced Online Orientation, and New Eagle Essentials to in-person Eagle Summit and All-American Welcome in August, we're looking forward to welcoming you to the AU Community!

Be on the lookout for our Orientation Introduction e-mail coming in late May, in the meantime we recommend checking out our Getting Started page to see the steps you will 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 orientation@american.edu. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates and general information about what’s happening at AU.  

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

New Eagles

Students walking in the SIS building

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

Orientation 2022 playlist

Orientation Video Playlist

Check out the recordings of our 2022 Orientation presentations on our YouTube playlist! 

Orientation Videos

Canvas Online Orientation sign-in

Self-Paced Online Orientation

(Students & families) Online intro to AU: academics, campus life, finances, safety, support services and more.

Online Orientation in Canvas

Academic Success

Students outside SIS

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

AUx class meeting

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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