New Student Orientation

Transfer Success Series

The Transfer Success Series (TSS) will introduce you, as a transfer student, to the unique campus resources and opportunities available at American University. Throughout the first few weeks of the semester, you will receive weekly emails on a variety of topics that will help you with acclimating to campus, and developing the academic and social skills necessary for your success. Topics include (but are not limited to): careers and internships, utilizing campus resources, time management, personal budgeting, and goal setting.

We also invite you to join us for a beginning of the semester reception where you will meet returning transfer students, other newly transferring students, and staff from across the university. Questions? Please email


Welcome Week Programs


Welcome Week is a long-standing tradition at AU to help new students smooth their transition and introduce them to AU's extended "campus" of Washington, D.C. Filled with programs, events, and activities.

Welcome Week is also for meeting like-minded people and furthering your interests in a variety of areas, such as civics, outdoor sports, community service, and sustainability. Above all, this is a time for just plain fun. Transfer students, Welcome Week is for you too!

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