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January Orientation

January Orientation is a one-day orientation program designed for first-year and transfer students joining the AU community in the spring semester. The program will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019.


Registration for January Orientation will begin in early December. Elligible students will receive an invitation email (to your AU email address) once registration opens. Please note that it will take 48 hours from the time you deposit to be eligible to register. 

The fee to attend January Orientation is $65.00 per participant (for both students and family members). The fee covers meals (breakfast, lunch, and a snack), program materials, and activities.


Orientation cancellations and refund requests must be received at least 5 business days before the start of the program. All refunds will be posted after orientation is complete and returned to the same card that made the initial payment.

January Orientation Schedule

You will receive a fully detailed schedule at check-in, however students should plan to participate from 8:00am- 6:30pm, while the guest program will last from 8:00am-5:00pm. 

Throughout orientation, you will hear presentations from several departments including: your academic program, Housing and Residence Life, the Career Center, Student Activities, AU Central, Financial Aid, and the Student Health Center. 

Parents and families are welcome to participate and have a similar schedule. The registration fee for guests (and students) is $65 per person.

Attention Early Decision Students

Students who have been admitted for Fall 2019 should not register for January Orientation. Registration for summer or fall orientation (Eagle Summit) will be available in late spring 2019.

Clawed Z. Eagle and Orientation Leaders

Some Orientation Leaders hanging with Clawed Z. Eagle!

Orientation Leaders at Terrace Dining Room

We love the Terrace Dining Room!