Orientation 2021

Welcome to the AU Community! 

The Office of Orientation, Transition and Retention (OTR) is responsible for ensuring that all new students have a smooth transition to AU. We know that your successful transition is important to you and your family. The Orientation team has put together an exciting and engaging virtual orientation experience. We can't wait to bring AU to you!   

You will be receiving important updates to your AU e-mail account from our office and your assigned Orientation Leader regarding different orientation sessions and small group meetings. Our goal is to help you get connected with AU. While there are some orientation sessions just for students, we will also be offering some webinars hosted by various campus partners for AU parents and family members.   

Your AU journey starts with Orientation. So follow American University Orientation on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information and reminders!

Mosaic of orientation leader Zoom meeting

Check out the Summer Orientation virtual schedule

Orientation Leaders (OLs) facilitate orientation programs for new American University students and their families.

Summer Orientation Schedule