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New Student Orientation

Students play in the snow at January Orientation.

January Orientation

Designed for both first year students and transfer students

January Orientation

This two-day program is designed for both first-year and transfer students joining the AU community for the first time in the Spring 2017 semester. The domestic student program will be held in on January 11-12, 2018. Students joining us for the spring semester will receive an email inviting them to register for January Orientation and provide further information.

Attention Early Decision Students

Students who have been admitted for Fall 2018 will receive a copy of the Eagle Summit Brochure and should not register for January Orientation. The brochure includes information about our summer programs and how to register, and will be mailed out in April or May depending on the date of deposit.

January Orientation REGISTRATION HOW-TO & FEES

The fee to attend January Orientation is $65.00 per participant (students and family members). Students are advised to bring additional spending money for off-campus dining and evening activities. The $65.00 fee covers breakfast and lunch on the first day, program materials, and activities. Please note that it will take 48 hours from the time you deposit to be eligible to register.


Orientation cancellations and refund requests must be submitted via email to and must be received at least 5 business days before the start of the program. All refunds will be posted after the orientation is complete and processed to the same card that made the initial payment.

January Orientation Schedule

You will receive a fully detailed schedule at check-in, however we wanted to provide you general information to allow you to make arrangements as needed. Please plan on participating from 8:00am- 5:00pm on the first day and from 9:00am-4:00pm on the second. 

View the student schedule draft

Please note that the final schedule may be edited.

Throughout the two days, you will hear presentations from your academic program, Housing and Dining Programs, the Career Center, Student Activities, AU Central, the Dean of Students Office, and the Student Health Center. Parents and families are welcome to participate and have a similar schedule. 

View the parent schedule draft

We also offer a showcase of departments, student organizations, and off-campus organizations. You will be able to speak with them individually and get your questions answered.