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Campus Life at AU

Life at American University is full of dynamic opportunities to explore, learn and grow. To build community, make an impact, and nurture friendships that will last a lifetime.

Our student health and counseling centers, resource teams and support services are here to help you thrive, succeed, deepen your skills and discover new passions. At AU, you can become a changemaker in practice, in your own unique way.

Join an affinity group, write for a student publication, engage with community organizations in DC, help lead events that draw some of the world's most exciting minds to AU, take a deep dive into the critical issues of our day, and make time to dance, sing, laugh and connect.  

The Office of Campus Life is here to support your journey.

Virtual campus guide

A Student's Guide to Fall 2020

The quickest, most direct links to key services and support - the way they're being provided in Fall 2020.

Check the Guide

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

From community service, to diversity and inclusion, to spiritual life, to over 200 student groups and 2,000 events a year, AU is all about engagement.

Explore & Engage

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Finding Support

AU is a community of care - from the health center, to counseling, to wellness promotion, to the international student office and student support services.

Help & Support

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Living on Campus

Eleven residence halls. Multiple learning communities. Find your home at AU!

Housing & Residence Life

American University new students


Welcome, new Eagles! Launch your AU experience with Orientation.


AU Conference and Guest Services

University Conference & Guest Services

With state-of-the-art facilities on a lush, green campus, AU is a premier site for conferences and events.


AU Familes

Parents & Families

Families are important partners on a student's academic journey. We'll keep you informed and help you support your student.

Eagle Families

See What's Happening & Connect

campus life webinars


We often share information and answer your question in webinars. Here's where to find upcoming webinars and view archived ones.

View Webinars

AU Calendar of student events

Calendar of Student Events & Activities

See what's happening and find info on over 150 clubs and organization.

View Student Events

Stories of Campus Life

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On Campus ·

Family Week 2020 Brings AU to Your Home

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Student Life ·

Welcome to AU, e-Style

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In the Community ·

Engaging DC Students in the Age of Online Learning

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