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!

Eagle Summit Information

To learn more about Eagle Summit, please login to your Canvas course – each student has been placed in an online course for Orientation, and there you will find information about your Orientation Leader and Eagle Summit!   

  • Your Orientation Leader will lead your through this required in-person Orientation
  • Eagle Summit is held on Wednesday 8/23 and Thursday 8/24 – students are only required to attend one date
  • The date of your Eagle Summit is assigned in advance and depends on a couple of factors including your move-in date if you’re living on campus and/or any special cohorts
  • It’s best to check in with your Orientation Leader for details regarding your specific Eagle Summit date
  • This is a full day event – breakfast through dinner – for students only!

We're so excited to meet you next week! 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 orientation@american.edu. Be sure to follow us on 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


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

Canvas site

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

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. 

Learn More

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