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Register for Eagle Summit

Eagle Summit, American University's new student orientation for first-year students, is designed to welcome new students and their families to American University. During the Summit, you will learn about academics and campus life at American University, while meeting other new students as well as current AU students who will help you acclimate to the university. In addition to meeting with your advisor and finalizing your course schedule you will learn your way around campus, spend a night in a residence hall, take necessary placement exams and much, much more. By the time you leave the Summit, you will be well on your way to success!
The Orientation, Transition and Retention department hosts several orientation programs throughout the summer for students entering American University in the fall semester. Starting in late March, you (the student) will receive detailed information about Eagle Summit in the mail, via USPS, after you submit your Enrollment Agreement and tuition deposit. » more
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Frequently Asked Questions
What should I bring with me to Eagle Summit?
  • The folder that was mailed to you to hold all your important information
  • Your results from the Foreign Language Placement Exam (if applicable)
  • Something to write with and write on
  • Some sort of alarm clock
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Casual and warm-weather attire, as well as a sweatshirt or light sweater for air-conditioned rooms
  • Umbrella - DC weather is sometimes unpredictable
What should I NOT bring to Eagle Summit?
  • Sheets or a towel for your overnight in the residence hall. We'll provide them for you!
  • Your pets.As you may or may not already know, the residence halls are pet-free, so please leave Sparky at home.
  • Your friend from high school who's going to XYZ University. Coming to AU is a new and exciting opportunity to build connections with other first-year students. Additionally, students and their guests will attended parallel, but separate programs.
How do I register?

Log on to the 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. The site will be available starting Monday, June 9 - but register soon because spaces fill up quickly!

What if I want to make changes to my Eagle Summit or Welcome Week registration?

You can make changes to your registration by sending an e-mail with your request to Once we have processed the change to your registration, we will send an e-mail confirmation to your AU e-mail address along with information about payment adjustments. Any changes must be received at least 5 business days before the program for which you've been confirmed.

Can Washington Mentorship students attend Eagle Summit?

Yes, Washington Mentorship students can register for and attend an Eagle Summit session over summer and Welcome Week activities in August.

Service Departments
Campus Life, Office of
Orientation, Transition and Retention
Available to
Current Students
Future Students