Visit AU's College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers visitors a number of ways to connect with us and explore all that we have to offer. Whether it's an on-campus visit for an open house, online information session, or one of our graduate school fairs across the country, the CAS graduate admissions team has you covered.

New online, on-campus, and regional events are added throughout the year, so be sure to check for updates.

Graduate Open Houses

Join the College of Arts & Sciences for an exploration of graduate school. Our Graduate Open Houses give prospective students an opportunity to tour campus, meet with faculty, current students, and graduate admissions staff to learn more about our programs and what it's like to be a student in the College.

Off-campus Graduate Receptions

Can't make it to campus? Join Graduate Admissions representatives and alumni for a meet-and-greet near you. Fall 2018 happy hours and receptions will take place in: Boston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and in Washington, D.C. Registration opens soon!

  • Miami Happy Hour
    Wednesday, October 4, 2018.
    Register for October 4
  • Philadelphia Happy Hour
    Thursday, November 8, 2018.
    Registration Opens: October 2018
  • MFA Creative Writing Faculty Benefit Reading
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
    Suggested donation: $10 (all proceeds go to benefit 826DC)
    Registration Opens: January 2019

Online Events

Join College of Arts & Sciences representatives for virtual presentations.

  • College of Arts & Sciences Webinar
    Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
    Register for October 3
  • How to Apply Webinar
    Friday, November 2, 2018.
    Registration Opens: October 2018.
  • Master's in Economics Program Webinar
    Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Registration Opens: October 2018
  • School of Education Webinars

Campus Visits

Front of Battelle Tompkins building in spring time.

CAS offers prospective applicants and newly admitted students the opportunity to meet with a CAS Graduate Admissions Representative during the week, Monday-Friday (10:00 am - 5:00 pm).

To schedule a campus visit, please e-mail casgrad@american.edu. Allow at least one week for us to schedule your visit.

The PhD Clinical Psychology and Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience programs do not participate in campus visits. Please contact those departments directly for more information.

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FAQ

Yes, you can meet with faculty to gain a greater insight about our graduate programs.

Please note that visits are contingent upon the availability of the department. We will do our best to fulfill your campus visit request. Please note: 

  • The PhD Clinical Psychology and PhD Behavior, Cognition and Neuroscience programs do not offer faculty visits.

  • For the PhD and MA Anthropology programs, please contact Jean Wogaman, wogaman@american.edu.

  • For the MFA in Creative Writing and the MA in Literature, please contact Melina Villavicencio, litgrad@american.edu


Campus visit hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Still have questions? Send us an email: casgrad@american.edu