Welcome New Eagles!

Congratulations on your admission to American University and welcome to the Eagle Family!

Your AU journey starts with Orientation. Throughout the summer, we will
help you get connected with other students at AU, learn about the resources and feel ready and excited to start your first semester. 

Check your American University email account for updates from us about our on-line and on-demand orientation sessions before you arrive. When you arrive for move-in, you'll be greeted with a full schedule of in-person orientation activities and Eagle traditions.

Mark your calendars!

  • Move-in: Week of August 21 
    Please wait to make travel arrangements until you get your specific move-in date.
  • First day of classes: August 29
  • Family Weekend: October 7-9

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

What's Next?

Check out your personalized checklist on your student portal or browse the full checklist for new students.

New Student Checklist

Anderson and Centennial Hall

First Year Housing

Find all the details about submitting your application, choosing your roommate and selecting your room. Your first priority deadline is May 7.

Your Home at AU

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tours

Take a virtual tour of our residence halls to experience on-campus living. 

Virtual Tours

Students outside SIS

First Year Advising

In June, you'll hear from your First Year Advisor and together we'll help you build your class schedule. For now - enjoy your last days of high school!

First Year Advising

Students inside Bender library

Disability Accommodations

Students, start your accommodations process early for a strong start this fall.

Get Started

Screenshot of the Engage login page

Register for Orientation

Students, your orientation starts in Engage, our hub for clubs and events. Sign in with your AU Portal username and password to get started!

Login to Engage

Orientation leaders on zoom

Zoom Backgrounds

Show your New Eagle pride with an AU background to show off on-line. Picture yourself on your new campus!

Download a Background

How can we help?