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Welcome Week is a longstanding AU tradition at American University. For students who participate in Eagle Summit it’s a “welcome back” to campus and to Washington, D.C., as we begin the academic year. For others, it’s the first taste of all that AU has to offer. In addition to AU Welcome Week traditions like the bagpipes leading the new class to the President’s Opening Convocation and the All-American BBQ on the main quad, new AU students can choose to participate in a wide array of programs that range from service to sustainability, civic engagement to athletic engagement all highlighting AU’s connections to Washington, D.C. as an extension of campus. By pairing days of exploration and service with evening programs that highlight community leaders and policy makers, you will have the chance to bring your experiences in D.C. into the context of the city’s challenges and celebrations. Spend a little time reading through your options. We look forward to hearing what choice you make!
Log on to the myAU.american.edu portal with your user ID and password, and click on the links as follows: Life@AU, then New Students, then New First-Year Student Checklist, then Register for a Welcome Week Program.
Is there another way I can register besides on the myau.american.edu portal?
It's very important that all new students activate their myau.american.edu portal account and use it to register for the Summit and Welcome Weeks programs. You will receive official information from AU at your AU e-mail address, and you'll use the portal to view your student accounts, pay tuition, add money to your EagleBuck$ account, and in the future, even register for classes. The only way to get used to using the portal is to use it!
If you're having trouble activating your account or logging on to the portal, call the AU Help Desk at 202-885-2550. The Help Desk can also assist you if you've forgotten your password. If you don't have access to the Internet, please contact our office and we'll be happy assist you over the phone.
Can Washington Mentorship students attend Welcome Week?
Yes, Washington Mentorship students can register for and attend an Eagle Summit session over summer and Welcome Week activities in August.