AU 9/11 Remembrance & Memorial Site

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AU 9/11 Remembrance Site

Remembering September 11

AU Remembers - Find information and resources relating to the university's 9/11 commemorative programs and events.

On September 11, 2001, students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds gathered at the steps of the Kay Spiritual Life Center to mourn the lives lost that day. The tragedies in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon shook AU but also reaffirmed the university’s commitment to global diplomacy, service, and engagement.

Ten years later, the AU community will once again gather in remembrance of those affected by the attacks. Starting on September 1 and lasting eleven days, the campus will host a series of events examining perspectives from around the world and to consider how the world has changed over the past decade.

Message from AU President Kerwin

Please read the following message from American University President Neil Kerwin relating to the 9/11 Remembrance and Memorial events.

President's Message


Events Schedule

9/11 Commemorative Events Poster

For a listing of the university's upcoming commemorative programs and events for the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11, please visit the following site with a downloadable events poster.

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9/11 Then & Now Project

9/11 Then & Now Project

In April 2011 letters were sent to public figures, elected officials and citizens with a direct personal connection to the events of September 11, 2001. Visit the project site to learn more and to read the quotes.

Visit Project Website


Growing Up 9/11

SOC Growing Up in the Shadow of 9/11

School of Communication students set out to examine the impact their generation has felt from the day of September 11. Visit their project site to see their findings based on independent surveys coupled with original research.

Visit Project Website