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NEW Regional AU Family Facebook Groups

We can't get together in person this fall - but Eagles are everywhere. We've created regional groups on our official AU Parents and Family Facebook page to help you make local connections. 

To join, we'll ask for your student's name and AUID so that our staff can verify your eligibility to join (we do not share your studnet's information). Groups are public to find, but comments are only seen by group members. Groups can organize events, share tips and even host small group video chats. 

•   Central
•   Southern
•   West & Non-Contiguous
•   Mid-Atlantic
•  PA & NJ
•  NY, NH, ME, VT 
•  CT, MA, RI 
•  International 

WEBINARS

UPCOMING

We're working on our fall webinar series for parents and families. Check back soon! Got an idea? Drop us a line at auparent@american.edu.

RECORDINGS

Find more videos on our Campus Life YouTube channel

AU Forward Academics A webinar for parents and families
(August 20, 2020)
Hear from university leadership about how we're preparing faculty and students to succeed in an online environment, how we're integrating new and creative components to support learning, and how we're supporting internships and career development. This session addressed undergraduate and graduate academics.
 
Fall 2020 Updates Parent and Family Webinar (August 5, 2020)

As a follow up to President Burwell's announcement of July 30 regarding the update to our Fall 2020 plans, this panel addressed questions related to our shift to online-only instruction. A link to our Q&A slide deck can be found here

First Year Student Move In (July6, 2020)
Join members of Housing and Residence Life to learn more about the move-in process for first year students and families.

AU Forward Focus on Housing and Financial Aid (June 19, 2020)
This session explained how students and families can leverage financial aid resources to address off-campus housing needs. 

Fall 2020 Planning Discussion (June 18, 2020)
This sessions we shared Presdent Burwell's announcement regarding the university's plans for the fall 2020 semester.

"What's Next" Webinar for families of newly admitted students (April 17, 2020)
This session was created for parents and families of newly admitted Eagles due to join us in Fall 2020. We assembled a team of presenters to share information, answer questions, and walk through the "next steps" for incoming students and their families between now and the start of fall 2020.

AU Abroad: A webinar for families (February 27, 2020)
Studying abroad can be a transformative experience on so many levels. Between picking the “right” program and thriving in a new culture, it seems like there are countless decisions to make and consequences to consider. In this session, AU Abroad shares how you can help your student choose a program, finance their studies, and access health and student services while overseas. 

Filling out the FAFSA: A webinar on the need-based aid application process for families of continuing AU students (January 16, 2020)
In this session, we walk through the key elements of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This session focuses on need-based (not merit-based) aid and is best suited for parents/sponsors of undergraduate students. Before viewing this session, you may find it helpful to visit the FAFSA website https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

It's All Greek to Me! An introduction to fraternity and sorority life for families (December 18, 2020) 
Whether your student is just curious about the pledging process or they're already proudly wearing Greek letters, we're pretty sure that you've got some questions. Staff and parents explain various fraternal organizations on campus, what they do, how they recruit and how we all work to foster their academic success and responsible leadership. 

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. 

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VIRTUAL SUMMER VOLUNTEERS

Help us host virtual events for our newly admitted Eagles and their families this summer. Sign up to receive more information about volunteering. 

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