Congratulations and welcome to American University!

Your first year here at AU will be full of exciting opportunities to challenge yourself academically, contribute to our vibrant community, and engage with important issues - all while living and learning in the nation's capital. Just imagine all the great experiences you'll have!

To get started, enjoy this short video to see what life on campus will look like for you and the rest of our newest eagles. Then, be sure to register for Eagle Summit, AU’s new student orientation program, an expereince itself that will get you ready to start at AU.

Don't forget to register for Eagle Summit!  Video Credit: ATV

Eagle Summit Registration Instructions

To register for Eagle Summit:

  1. Log on to the myAU.american.edu portal with your user ID and password.
  2. In the ribbon across the top of the screen, mouse-over the Life@AU link. A drop down menu will appear and then click on New Students, then New First-Year or Transfer Student Checklist. Once in the check-list, click Click here to start your checklist. When you accomplish something on your checklist, check it off and click Save. By using the Check List, you will see your own personalized information and will be able to complete tasks directly through the portal such as registering for January Eagle Summit.  
  3. Click on Register for January Eagle Summit and follow the onscreen instructions.

It just takes a moment to sign up for an experience you won't want to miss. The registration site works best with Internet Explorer for those using screen reading software. If you are having any trouble with the checklist or registration site please start by watching this video walkthrough. If the trouble persists, please call our office during business hours Monday -Friday 9 am to 5 pm at 202.885.3303 for assistance. We look forward to seeing you soon and don't forget to check your AU email regularly, as this is where you will receive official AU correspondence.