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Operations Update: Spring 2021 Plan Released AU’s Spring 2021 plan for enhanced operations released. More information is available on the COVID-19 Resources Page.

Fall Information Spring Plan

Experience AU

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In-person events might be on hold, but don’t let that stop you from getting to know AU’s campus. Visit AU from anywhere with virtual experiences, webinars, and virtual info sessions.
Virtual Visit


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Ready for your next big step? Get started by exploring common questions and important things to know in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Fall 2020 FAQ

Connect To Our Network

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Interested in talking to someone about a major, program, club, or anything about the AU experience? We’ll connect you with an AU Student Ambassador or someone from graduate admissions.
Connect With Us

Discover your future with AU

Six months after graduation,

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

% of Graduates Participated in an Internship

Top Employers
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First-Generation Proud

It’s great to realize I’m capable of more than I think.

As a first-gen student, my parents didn’t know what to expect from the college experience, so I had to learn about the higher ed environment and the different resources on campus. Every student has to find their way during their first year, and it’s challenging being in charge of your own routine for the first time.

I’ve learned how to take initiative to seek out resources–like the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Career Center–and make my own decisions. It’s made me more independent and aware of my choices.
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We are Eagles, and we are in this together.

We may be apart, but we are Eagles. We are resilient. We are determined. We are stepping up and helping out. We are in this together. And we are up to the challenge.

AU News & Events

ABetterU Skills Development Institute

Achievements ·

AU Kicks Off Series of Skill-Building Workshops for Community

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On Campus ·

Eyewitness to History: Presidential Visits at American University

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Hall of Science update August 2020

Science ·

Hall of Science Complete and Opening Doors

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School of Education students

Education ·

SOE's Elementary Teacher Prep Program Gains Accolades for Strong Clinical Practice

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Tori Powell CPI

Communications ·

My Remote Internship During COVID-19 Unpredictably Strengthened Me As a Journalist

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Alumni ·

New Program Pairs Alumni with First-Year Classes

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AU Is Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutrality at AU = 10,000 passenger vehicles off the road per year

AU's electricity comes from 100 percent renewable sources

First University, Urban Campus, and Research University to reach carbon neutrality