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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 & FEES

Registration for January Orientation is now open. Eligible 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. Don't worry, we will have plenty of spots!

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.

REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS

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.

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.

January Orientation Schedule at a Glance

You will receive a fully detailed schedule at check-in. Students should plan to participate from 7:45am - 6:30pm, while the parent and family program will last from 7:45am-5:00pm. 

  • 7:45am - 8:30am: January Orientation Check-In and Breakfast
  • 8:45am: American University Welcome 
  • 9:00am - 6:30pm: This time frame includes lunch and a snack. Students with interact with various campus resources, make connections with their orientation group (led by a current AU student) and explore their new campus community. Students will learn more about:
    • The on and off campus residential experience 
    • Campus Safety, Title IX, and Diversity Awareness & Inclusion
    • Their intended college of study 
    • The advising process and explore their academic schedule with their advisor 
    • AU Community values

The January Orientation program will end in time for students to explore the greater American unviersity and Washington DC community, while finding dinner on your own.

January Orientation Schedule at a Glance

You will receive a fully detailed schedule at check-in. Students should plan to participate from 7:45am - 6:30pm, while the parent and family program will last from 7:45am-5:00pm. 

  • 7:45am - 8:30am: January Orientation Check-In and Breakfast
  • 8:45am: American University Welcome 
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm: This time frame includes lunch and a snack. Parents and families will interact with various campus resources, and discover ways to partner with the university. Some of the resources parents and families will hear about are:
    • The on and off campus residential experience 
    • AU Community Values 
    • Campus Safety 
    • Health, Wellness, and Counseling services
    • Your student's intended college of study 
    • Student Account and Bill Pay information 
    • Ways to partner with American University

The January Orientation program will end in time for guests to explore the greater American unviersity and Washington DC community, while finding dinner on your own.

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!