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Friday, October 4

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Library: First Floor
Bender Library, First Floor
View materials from the AU Archives and Special Collections. Exhibit information can be found at american.edu/library.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Historical Walking Tour of Campus
Self-guided tour of campus and AU’s history. Maps available in the Bender Library.
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration and Check-In at the All-American Weekend Hospitality Center
Friedheim Quadrangle (rain site: Mary Graydon Center, Room 200)
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Arboretum and Sustainability Tours
Meet in front of Bender Library
AU’s entire campus is an accredited and award-winning Arboretum and Gardens. Join Arboretum and Sustainability staff for a 45-minute guided walking tour. Learn about our diverse plant collection and the many sustainable features and initiatives underway.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Museum
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Exhibitions include work from Abstract Expressionists, Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun; pieces from AU’s new Corcoran Legacy Collection; paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo, prints from the WD Printmaking studio; and monoprints by Annette Lerner. Visit https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm for more information.
11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
12:55 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
4:05 p.m. - 5:20 p.m.
Open Classes
Various campus locations
A list of courses and their locations is available at check-in. If you would like to attend an open class, please ensure the professor has given permission beforehand.
11:30 a.m.
Tour of AU Museum
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center, AU Museum
Explore the galleries with a free, 45-minute guided tour.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lunch in the Terrace Dining Room
Mary Graydon Center, Terrace Level
Students can use their meal plan to treat family members or guests can pay at the door (price TBD)
1:15 p.m.
Jum'a Prayer
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Housing and Residence Life Open House
Housing and Residence Life Main Office, Anderson Hall, first floor
Come and meet the Housing and Residence Life team! We will share some of the exciting ways students have been engaged during the first weeks of living on campus and provide families with important updates and dates to remember for the remainder of the semester and academic year.
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Internationalizing an AU Education
Butler Pavilion, Butler Board Room, Sixth Floor
International experience is an essential component of educational and professional development—and personally rewarding. Learn about global opportunities for students through AU Abroad.
2:20 p.m.
Jum'a Prayer
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Transitioning to AU for Students with Disabilities
Mary Graydon Center, Room 247
Get the facts and learn strategies for success from students and Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC) staff. For information, contact ASAC at 202-885-3360 or asac@american.edu.
3:00 p.m.
Swimming & Diving Potomac Relay Invitational
Reeves Aquatic Center, Sports Center
Admission is free.
6:00 p.m.
Family and Alumni Shabbat Services and Dinner
Kay Spiritual Life Center and McDowell Hall, Formal Lounge
Free for AU students and guests under 18; $25 for guests over 18. To register, visit au.hillel.org/aaw Join the AU Hillel community for student-led services at Kay at 6:00 PM, followed by a kosher Shabbat dinner in McDowell Hall at 7:30 PM. Services are open; advance registration required for dinner.
7:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Lehigh
Bender Arena
Tickets: $8 for adults; $5 for youth (under 17) and seniors (65+); free admission for AU students with a valid AU ID. Support the women's volleyball team as they take on Lehigh.
8:00 p.m.
Catholic Eucharistic Praise & Worship Hour
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Chapel
8:00 p.m.
Shared Space
Studio Theatre, Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 for general public; $10 for students/children/alumni/faculty/staff/seniors; purchase at the box office, 202-885-2787, or www.american.edu/auartstix
Professor Caleen Jennings, Playwright and Director
Shared Space explores the loves, losses and life lessons of college students living in an off-campus house in the fall of 1968. America vibrates with change and uncertainty as these students negotiate the journey to adulthood. Their young lives are profoundly impacted by the compelling issues of the era: war, racial strife, women’s liberation, radical politics, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The play takes a humorous, sobering, bittersweet look at what it was like to be young in 1968. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
9:00 p.m.
SASA Presents Jalwa: An Annual Cultural Show
Location TBD
Sponsored by the South Asian Student Association
Jalwa is a showcase of the history and culture of the South Asian Diaspora. Featuring performances, a fashion show, and South Asian food, this event is presented by members of the South Asian Student Association. Join us for a night of singing, dancing, laughter and good food!

Saturday, October 5

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration and Check-In at the All-American Weekend Hospitality Center
Bender Arena Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Library: First Floor
Bender Library, First Floor
View materials from the AU Archives and Special Collections. Exhibit information can be found at american.edu/library.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
President's Welcome
Bender Arena
AU president Sylvia M. Burwell will discuss American University’s progress over the past year, and the plans ahead for the university, including its new strategy, its plan for inclusive excellence, and much more.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Museum
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Exhibitions include work from Abstract Expressionists, Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun; pieces from AU’s new Corcoran Legacy Collection; paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo, prints from the WD Printmaking studio; and monoprints by Annette Lerner. Visit https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm for more information.
2:00 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Bucknell
Bender Arena
Tickets: $8 for adults; $5 for youth (under 17) and seniors (65+); free admission for AU students with a valid AU ID. Support the women's volleyball team as they take on Bucknell.
8:00 p.m.
Shared Space
Studio Theatre, Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 for general public; $10 for students/children/alumni/faculty/staff/seniors; purchase at the box office, 202-885-2787, or www.american.edu/auartstix Professor Caleen Jennings, Playwright and Director
Shared Space explores the loves, losses and life lessons of college students living in an off-campus house in the fall of 1968. America vibrates with change and uncertainty as these students negotiate the journey to adulthood. Their young lives are profoundly impacted by the compelling issues of the era: war, racial strife, women’s liberation, radical politics, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The play takes a humorous, sobering, bittersweet look at what it was like to be young in 1968. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

Sunday, October 6

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Library: First Floor
Bender Library, First Floor
View materials from the AU Archives and Special Collections. Exhibit information can be found at american.edu/library.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Brunch in the Terrace Dining Room
Mary Graydon Center, Terrace Level
Students can use their meal plan to treat family members or guests can pay at the door.
11:00 a.m. – noon
A Cappella Showcase & All-American Farewell
School of International Service, Atrium
Enjoy coffee and donuts and listen to the sounds of AU’s student a cappella groups during this All-American Weekend grand finale!
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Exhibitions at the American University Museum
Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Exhibitions include work from Abstract Expressionists, Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun; pieces from AU’s new Corcoran Legacy Collection; paintings by Maia Cruz Palileo, prints from the WD Printmaking studio; and monoprints by Annette Lerner. Visit https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/index.cfm for more information.
11:30 a.m.
Catholic Mass
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Chapel
2:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Holy Cross
Reeves Field
Free Admission for all fans. Support the women's soccer team as they kick off vs. Holy Cross.
2:00 p.m.
Shared Space
Studio Theatre, Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center
Tickets: $15 for general public; $10 for students/children/alumni/faculty/staff/seniors; purchase at the box office, 202-885-2787, or www.american.edu/auartstix Professor Caleen Jennings, Playwright and Director
Shared Space explores the loves, losses and life lessons of college students living in an off-campus house in the fall of 1968. America vibrates with change and uncertainty as these students negotiate the journey to adulthood. Their young lives are profoundly impacted by the compelling issues of the era: war, racial strife, women’s liberation, radical politics, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The play takes a humorous, sobering, bittersweet look at what it was like to be young in 1968. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.
2:30 p.m.
Qur'an Study
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Lounge
7:30 p.m.
United Methodist Service
Kay Spiritual Life Center, Chapel