The Living Experience

All AU Compass students will live together on the same floor for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. The residence hall will be confirmed before the end of the Fall 2023 semester. In the meantime, visit the Housing and Residence Life website to learn more about on-campus living.

If you require special housing accommodations, please contact Housing & Residence Life by email at Exceptions to not living on the AU Compass designated floor will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The Learning Experience

Fall 2024

Our program aims to divide AU Compass students into cohorts based around interest and choose a Habits of Mind (HoM) course (3 credits) from a curated list provided by the AU Compass team. Interest cohorts can vary from year-to-year.

Students will also take 1 credit lab experience course together as a Living-Learning Community (LLC) to bring all the various HoM experiences together. During the lab experience course, students will engage in co-curriculars, connect their HoM course experiences, and receive guidance and support on exploring academic pathways at AU.

The HoM course will be with both AU Compass and non-AU Compass students, but the lab experience course will be AU Compass-only.

Spring 2025

All AU Compass students will take another one credit lab experience course together to continue conversations around their experiences in the LLC, engage in co-curriculars, and receive guidance and support on exploring academic pathways at AU.

The lab experience course will be AU Compass-only.


Steps to Make AU Compass Home

Step 1: Final sign-up deadline is March 2024. 

Step 2: Complete the Returning Student Housing Application and match with your AU Compass roommate on or after February 14, 2024. Students will then select their room on the AU Compass floor in Leonard Hall. Please be on the lookout for communications from the Housing & Residence Life team. 

Step 3: Attend an AU Compass mixer in April 2024.

Step 4: Engage with AU Compass peers, faculty, and staff throughout the summer as available.

Step 5: Move in to assigned residence hall and attend the AU Compass Fall Kickoff event in August 2024.

Step 6: Have an incredible year in the AU Compass LLC!