Day Visits are designed to give you a glimpse of the true college experience. You will have the opportunity to sit in on a class with a current American University student and have lunch in our dining hall. You may choose to take a tour and attend an information session or meet with an academic advisor in your school of choice.
We try to accommodate individual preferences but you may need to be flexible due to class and advisor availability.
If available, we have Day Visits for prospective freshmen and transfer students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the fall and spring semesters. Please note that we do not offer day visits during the summer months, on any Wednesday, University holidays or special open house events on campus including Preview Days and Showcase AU events.
Fall day visits begins Monday, September 23 and ends December 2.
No Day Visits will be offered the following days:
October 11 due to Fall Break
October 14 Showcase AU: College of Arts & Sciences
October 25 due to Preview Day.
November 4, Showcase AU: Kogod School of Business and School of Communication
November 8, Showcase AU: School of Public Affairs and School of International Service
If you would like to sign up for our regularly scheduled tours and information sessions only, please visit here. Otherwise, to request the full Day Visit experience, please complete and submit the information below to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 2 weeks in advance of your visit.
First name of prospective student.
Last name of prospective student.
AU ID Number:
Please enter your AU ID number if you have one already (not required).
The cell phone number we can reach you during your Day Visit.
Please tell us what year in high school you are or if you are a prospective transfer applicant.
Date of Visit:
Date you would like to visit. Please remember we only do Day Visits on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Specific times you are able to be on campus on selected date.
Class visit (1 hour 15 minutes) One per visit
Information session* (45 minutes)
Campus tour* (1 hour)
Lunch in the dining hall (45 minutes
In addition to the Visit Components above, please tell us if you would like to meet with an academic advisor. If so, please write in the specific academic department(s) you would like to request a meeting with.
Academic area(s) of interest.
Please feel free to ask questions related to your Day Visit request.