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News & Announcements

Enhancements to American University's Benefits

June 26, 2020 - American University is enhancing our leave plans, specifically around parental and family leave, short-term disability, and bereavement leave to respond to issues raised by staff and faculty and further our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community. View communications for full-time staff, full-time faculty, part-time staff, and adjunct faculty.

President Burwell's April 17 Message 

On April 17, President Burwell discussed the current state of affairs and planning, including the announcement that expanded telework will continue until further notice.

President Burwell's March 30 

In the second update on March 30, 2020, President Burwell announces the extension of the expanded telework environment to April 24 and other information for the operating status of the university.

AU COVID-19 Update: Important Changes for our Community

March 12, 2020 - President Sylvia Burwell announcements updates and guidance to the AU Community regarding COVID-19. These updates include information and action plans for faculty, staff, and students.

COVID-19: University Operations Webinar for Faculty & Staff

Hear from American University's President Sylvia Burwell, Provost Dan Myers, Vice President of Campus Life Fanta Aw, Chief of Staff and Counselor to the President Seth Grossman, and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer Doug Kudravetz regarding the university’s response to COVID-19.

Thanks for All You Do!


The continued dedication and of our staff and faculty at the University is appreciated!

Report COVID-19 Diagnosis

Faculty or Staff

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with COVID-19, or you are required to work on-site but are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, notify Employee Relations.

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Upcoming Deadlines

November 1, 2020

Tuition Exchange Deadline (AU Dependent Education Benefits)

For AY 2021-2022, first-time applicants can apply online for the Tuition Exchange Scholarship by Sunday, November 1. Returning applicants need not reapply.

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2020 at 12pm

AU Dependents Education Benefits Workshop (Registration required)


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