Winter Welcome 2021

What is Winter Welcome?

Each semester we kick things off with Winter Welcome in January and All-American Welcome in August. It's a time to meet new friends, build community, explore involvement opportunities, and enjoy events and activities as you are welcomed (or welcomed back) to American University. The days of Winter Welcome and All-American Welcome are filled with events.  There's something for everyone!  

Please see the full schedule of virtual Winter Welcome events below or posted on Engage!  

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All-American Welcome is a busy time - but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Schedule of Events
Date Time Event Event Sponsor Event Description
January 12, 11:00 - 12:00 pm Exploring DC Beyond the Monuments and Museums Center for Community Engagement and Service CCES addresses key themes central to understanding of DC from demographics, the 8 wards, DC’s political representatives and the lack of voting rights, key issues faced by DC residents, culture and the arts, neighborhoods and ways to get involved.
January 13, 1:00 - 2:30 pm AU Eagles in DC Social Orientation, Transition & Retention Calling all Eagles living in and around DC, come meet others also living nearby! We'll be creating breakout rooms and rotate participants throughout the social. Advanced registration is recommended, but not required.
January 13, 12:00 - 1:00pm Hindu Student Welcome Kay Spiritual Life Center; Hindu Student Association The Kay Spiritual Life Center and the Hindu Student Association are hosting an informal meet-and-greet for any new or current students looking to connect with the Hindu Community at AU!
January 14, 2:00 - 3:00 pm Transfer Student Welcome Social Orientation, Transition & Retention Come and meet your fellow new transfer students. This is a great way to get connected!
January 14, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST Meet AUCatholic & What We Do AUCatholic Join this zoom call to meet the staff and student leaders of AUCatholic, hear about what the ministry and community does, and how to get involved!
January 17, 1:00 - 1:45 pm EST Wellness Workshop with Hillel Hillel Reconnect with the AU Hillel community as we explore wellness practices and ground ourselves for the semester ahead.
January 17, 8:00 - 9:00 pm EST Virtual Game Night Agapé Campus Christian Fellowship Join us for some fast-paced, fun online games of napkin drawing and virtual soccer! No experience or software is needed.
January 19, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EST DIY with CSI: Gourmet Hot Chocolate Sponsored by Center for Student Involvement, the Bridge, and AU Spoon Learn different ways to create a wonderful chocolate treat and chat with us about the upcoming semester!
January 19, 5:30 - 6:15 pm EST First Year Game Night with Hillel Hillel Join other first year students for a fun and casual game night to relax and connect after the first day of classes. All first year students are welcome!
January 19, 3:00 - 5:00 pm EST STEM Summer Internship and Research Fair College of Arts and Sciences Students will meet with staff and faculty to learn about research and internship options in the sciences this summer, including paid internships, research awards, and travel opportunities
January 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST Meet AUCatholic & What We Do AUCatholic Join this zoom call to meet the staff and student leaders of AUCatholic, hear about what the ministry and community does, and how to get involved!
January 21, 8:00 - 9:00 pm EST SUB Concert (Name TBD) Student Union Board and Center for Student Involvement Student Union Board will host a virtual concert for all AU students
January 22, 6:00 - 7:00 pm EST Second District Records presents: Hunter Rich in Concert Student Media, Center for Student Involvement TBD
January 22, 4:00 - 4:40 pm EST Virtual Shabbat Moment Hillel Take a moment to pause and celebrate the end of the week with Hillel at the first virtual Shabbat of the semester.
January 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm EST CSI & AU Gamers present; Game Night! AU Gamers Play online with members of the Center for Student Involvement and the AU Gamers! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to attend!
January 26, 8:30 - 9:30 pm EST CSI Virtual Escape Room Center for Student Involvement Bring your friends or make new ones as you solve the riddles and puzzles and win in this Virtual Escape Room!
January 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm EST Make Your Own Charcuterie Board with CSI Center for Student Involvement, Cheese Club Gather your favorite supplies and join CSI and our Charcuterie Board Professional and learn how to make an elegant and tasty board of your own!