Orientation 2021

Welcome to the AU Community! 

The New Student and Family Programs Office is responsible for ensuring that all new students and their families have a smooth transition to AU. We know that this is an exciting time for students and families and we are excited to be on this journey with you. Orientation at American University is a multi-part program with virtual sessions and in-person welcome events designed to help you begin this next chapter. We can’t wait to bring AU to you!

Students can expect to receive important orientation updates to your AU e-mail account from the New Student and Family Programs Office. Information will be released in the weeks prior to your orientation program. If you are a student starting at American University in the spring semester, you can expect to receive information beginning in mid-October. If you are a student starting at American University in the fall semester, you can expect to receive information beginning in March.

The goal of orientation is to help you get connected with other students at AU, learn about the resources and feel ready and excited to start at AU! Our orientation program will not only provide comprehensive sessions and resources for students, but we will also offer family specific sessions.

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