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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 — and the Office of Campus Life is here to support you on your journey.

Looking for COVID-19 testing hours and locations? Check the COVID-19 testing schedule.

Have you checked out AU's personalized wellbeing portal?  YOU@American is a tool to help each student assess challenges, set individualized goals and support emotional wellbeing. Create an account through your AU portal and get started!

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A Student's Guide to This Year at AU

The quickest, most direct links to key services and support this academic year.

Check the Guide

What's Happening

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Getting Involved This Academic Year

Community is so important to student life. But how does that happen in a time of physical distancing? 

How to Connect This Year

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Calendar of Student Events & Activities

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

View Student Events

What We Offer

Getting Involved

Student Engagement

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.

Where to Find Opportunities

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Student 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.

Where to Find Support

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

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Living on Campus

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

Housing & Residence Life

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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.


More Resources

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

If you have urgent technology needs, including affording software, email the Tech Task Force,

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