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NEW Regional AU Family Facebook Groups

We can't get together in person right now - 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

 

Watch your inbox for invitations to our spring webinars. Got an idea? Drop us a line at auparent@american.edu.

Recordings

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Filling out the FAFSA (March 9, 2021)
Financial Aid staff help share tips and guidance on completing this essential financial aid form. Before viewing this session, you may find it helpful to visit the FAFSA website https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.

Supporting Your Student in the Job or Internship Search (January 21, 2021)
AU offers a comprehensive array of resources, programs and services to assist students and graduates with their career development. There's so much more here than resume critiques and job listings! In this session, we hear from experts in our Career Center as well as our business and international schools to talk about our resources for students, how we cultivate relationships with employers, the impact of COVID and how families can best support their students.

It's All Greek to Me! An introduction to fraternity and sorority life for parents & families (December 3, 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. In this session, we 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. More details can be found at https://www.american.edu/ocl/student-involvement/fsl.cfm

Navigating Undergraduate Academics: A webinar for parents & families (November 5, 2020)
How is your student guided through the process of choosing courses, declaring a major, finding support to meet academic challenges, and ultimately mapping and realizing a unique plan that carries them into the future? Find out what happens to help your student make the most of an AU education. While our content focused on the first year experience, we review valuable resources available for all students. 

Spring 2021 Plans: A webinar for parents and families (October 28, 2020)
This session provided an overview of our Spring 2021 operational plans, including course modalities, limited housing for students with critical needs and a preview of our "mini-mester" option for an abbreviated on-campus housing experience. Details at www.american.edu/coronavirus.

AU Forward: Challenge Accepted  -  A Live Discussion with President Burwell (October 7, 2020)
Moving forward and achieving new heights is the hallmark of AU Eagles. In this AU Family Week event, President Sylvia M. Burwell shared how the AU community is rising to meet the complex and urgent challenges of the day head-on and addressed questions from families.  

AU Forward Academics A webinar for parents and families (August 20, 2020)
In this session, university leadership shared how we worked to prepare faculty and students to succeed in an online environment, to integrate new and creative components to support learning, and to support 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 our 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

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)
In this session 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.

 

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