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New to AU?

Are you a new student? Here is some helpful information to navigate your first days on campus.

New Students Living on Campus:

American University Welcome Week

Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2018 (August 17-28) is packed with events to get to know campus and meet other new students. Follow and share with #AUwelcome!


See Schedule

Human Pyramid at Eagle Summit

Eagle Summit

August Eagle Summits are one-day orientations on August 19 and 20. If you registered, check out the schedule at a glance.

Visit Eagle Summit

Lifting Orientation Leader in the Air

Transfer Transitions

We are offering a one-day transfer student specific orientation on August 21. If you registered, check out the schedule at a glance.

View Transfer Schedule

Graduate Student Orientation

Are you a new graduate student? Check in with your school contacts to find out about orientation programs!

Get Connected

Take the Online Orientation

Didn’t make it to an in-person orientation, or just need a refresher of what your learned? Take AU’s online orientation.

Orient Yourself

One Card

Your One Card is your AU identification card used to access your residence hall room, eat on campus, print papers, use the Library, and more! Resident students will get their One Card when they check in. Others should go to Mary Graydon Center 1st floor.

Visit One Card


Your U-Pass give you access to DC by MetroBus and MetroRail. Pick up your pass in Mary Graydon Center August 17-18 or at the Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building, Room 111, August 20-29.

Visit U-Pass

AU Campus Life

Follow @AUCampusLife on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Snapchat for events and opportunities to get involved! It’s one place to find out what’s happening on campus!

Campus Life Twitter