Frequently Asked Questions

All rising sophomores at AU are eligible to apply for AU Compass for Academic Year 2023-2024.

There is no extra financial commitment for participating in AU Compass. Note that some optional co-curricular activities may ask a small fee for participation. 

Final sign-up deadline is March 17, 2023. Please note the deadline has now past.

Students will need to complete the Returning Student Housing Application and match with your AU Compass roommate starting February 15, 2023. See this page for more details on the returning student housing process. 

As an AU Compass student, you should plan to attend multiple co-curricular activities and events throughout the semester. You should also be prepared to participate actively in your two required courses for the living-learning community. Finally, you are expected to respect the residential community standards set by your floor at all times.

Co-curricular activities can range from social to academic to informational. Previous activities included watching a local play, visiting museums in DC, attending alumni speaker events, playing board games, and much more! 

Yes! AU Compass students are encouraged to participate in student organizations, university athletics, community service projects, and other campus engagement opportunities. 

All AU Compass students will live together on the same floor in an upperclassmen residence hall on campus. If you require special housing accommodations, please contact Housing & Residence Life. Exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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