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Welcome AU Parents and Families

We know that parents and families are important partners on a student's academic journey. We're dedicated to keeping you informed and helping you find the answers and guidance you're looking for from your student's acceptance to their graduation and everything in between. 

To help you on this journey, we provide a single point of contact for parents and families. If you need assistance navigating AU's many offices, please reach out to our Parent and Family Engagement team at

Volunteer with the Nest Network

Nest Network Volunteers

The Nest Network is a group of Eagle families who volunteer with the office of New Student and Family Programs. Our goals are to foster a sense of community, share AU pride, and represent the interests of AU families. Together, we create an environment in which families can connect, discover AU, and contribute to the wellbeing of both students and families.

Join the Nest Network

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New Student Checklist

Find everything you need to know about getting started at AU on the New Student Checklist.


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Family Mailing List

Sign up to receive family newsletters, invitations, campus updates and critical alerts. Our newest Eagle families start receiving these emails mid-summer. 

Sign up

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Learn all about orientation and prepare to start your journey at American University.


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