Welcome New Eagles!

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

Your AU journey starts with Orientation. Throughout the summer, we will
help you get connected with other students at AU, learn about the resources and feel ready and excited to start your first semester. 

Check your American University email account for updates from us about our on-line and on-demand orientation sessions before you arrive. When you arrive for move-in, you'll be greeted with a full schedule of in-person orientation activities and Eagle traditions.

Let's get started!

Explore the ways we're working with students and families to prepare for the transition to AU.  

Mark your calendars

  • Move-in: Week of August 21 
    Please wait to make travel arrangements until you get your specific move-in date.
  • First day of classes: August 29
  • Family Weekend: October 7-9

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

What's Next?

Check out your personalized checklist on your student portal or browse the full checklist for new students.

New Student Checklist

First Year Advising

Students outside SIS

First Year Advising

In June, you'll hear from your First Year Advisor and together we'll help you build your class schedule. For now - enjoy your last days of high school!

First Year Advising

Advising Webinars

(Optional) Webinars for new students to learn how to use EagleService, understand your Suggested Course Letter, and discuss the next steps for registration. Academic advisors will host a live Q&A session after an informational presentation. Next session:

Thursday, June 16 @ 7-8 PM ET


Drop in hours M-Th 4-8pm and Friday 1-4

Eagle Service Help Desk

Orientation Leaders guide you through the Student Planner in Eagle Service as you plan your fall courses. Drop-in hours: M-Th 4-8pm; F 1-4pm (EST). 

Drop in

First Year Housing

Anderson and Centennial Hall

First Year Housing

Find all the details about submitting your application, choosing your roommate and selecting your room. Live chat assistance available.

Your Home at AU

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour of our residence halls to experience on-campus living. 

Virtual Tours

Move in

Packing List

As you prepare to check into your new home on-campus, we've developed a checklist of items to bring to campus and what to leave at home.

Start Packing

New Eagles

Screenshot of the Engage login page

Register for Orientation

Students, your orientation starts in Engage, our hub for clubs and events. Sign in with your AU Portal username and password to get started!

Login to Engage

Meet the OLs text

Your Orientation Leaders

Start getting to know your OLs. We're here to help throughout the summer!

Meet the OLs

Online orientation menu

Self-Paced Pre-Orientation

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


How can we help?