All-American Welcome

What is All-American Welcome?

All-American Welcome is a multi-week celebration that welcomes new and returning students to campus. It starts with new student move-in and concludes in early September. 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 All-American Welcome are filled with a variety of events. There's something for everyone.  

All-American Welcome 2021 will be supersized to provide events for all members of our community as we return to campus this fall. There will be thoughtful programming planned for rising sophomore students. 

The schedule below is far from final! We will continue to add more events and details over the coming days and weeks. 

Class of 2025 Welcome

Watch remarks from 2021 Scholar Teacher of the Year, Professor Joe Young


The All-American Welcome schedule is available on Corq/Engage. Corq is a free app that syncs with the Engage platform. It allows you to browse student organizations and discover and share events. Corq is available for download via the App Store and Google Play.


Calling all faculty, staff, alumni and returning families! We are actively recruiting volunteers to help to welcome our new students and families during move-in.


Dining hours

What's Open When?

Check the hours at over a dozen dining spots across campus — from Mary Graydon Center to the Tunnel to Kerwin Hall and East Campus.


Schedule of Events * New events and details are added daily *
Date Time Event Audience Event Sponsor Location Event Description
9/8 TBA Writer as Witness Colloquium First Year Students CAS Writing Studies Program Dr. Brittney Cooper will discuss her book and our community text, "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower."
9/9 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Cupcakes at the Cupcake All Students Kay Spiritual Life Center Quad 4 & 5 Kay Spiritual Life Center - affectionately known as the "flaming cupcake"- is an interfaith center home to many vibrant religious communities. Come enjoy a cupcake and learning about all of our resources, services, and programs!
9/9 4:00PM AU Women's Soccer vs. ODU All Students Women's Soccer Reeves Complex and Greenberg Track AU Women's Soccer vs. Old Dominion. Admission is free with a valid AU ID.
9/12 2:00 PM AU Women's Soccer vs. Elon All Students Women's Soccer Reeves Complex and Greenberg Track AU Women's Soccer vs. Elon. Admission is free with a valid AU ID.
9/23 1:00 - 4:00 PM Fall Job/Internship Fair All Students Career Center ONLINE You'll be feeling more than welcome by this time, and ready to start finding internship and job leads so you'll want to mark your calendar now!