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President's Message | Reports & Announcements


August 23, 2012

 TO: Campus Community
 FROM: Neil Kerwin, President
 SUBJECT: President's Welcome Message


Dear New Undergraduate Students:

We are very pleased that you’ve joined American University and our great city of Washington, D.C.

I hope you will enjoy this brief video message welcoming you to campus and showcasing some of the things that make AU special.

During your time here, you will learn that the AU “spirit” combines opportunities for academics, activism, and global awareness. I hope that you will take advantage of the many resources and opportunities that AU offers.

Please join me at Opening Convocation on Friday, August 24, to formally kick off the academic year and at Celebrate AU on Monday, August 27, to meet other members of the AU community.

I look forward to seeing you around campus soon.

Strategic Plan

AU's strategic plan, Leadership for a Changing World, outlines goals and objectives for the next decade at American University. Visit for more information. ( login required for some documents)

Read the Strategic Plan

View Progress Report

Support & Resources for AU's International Community

Orientation for International Students

President Kerwin issued two recent memos underscoring AU's commitment to global engagement and offering continued support to those affected by changes in immigration policy.

Read February 10 memo

Read January 31 memo