Welcome to life as an Eagle! At AU, we're changemakers. We’re all about building connections, strengthening community, and creating a better future. On campus or off campus, in DC or abroad, we rise to the challenges of our times – and we do it together.
The AU journey starts with Orientation. While we wish we could welcome you to our beautiful campus this summer, we’ve designed a remote Orientation to ensure that when your classes kick off in August, you’ll already feel at home, be ready to succeed, and will know a lot of fellow Eagles, too!
So let’s get started!
Undergraduates will be hearing shortly from your Orientation Leader, a returning student who knows all about AU and will serve as your personal guide. You'll meet with them and other new students throughout the summer on Zoom. There will be many time slots to choose from and many opportunities for individual meetings to get your questions answered!
(Head's up: If you're a first-year student, you'll hear from your Orientation Leader in mid-May. If you're a transfer student, plan on early July. Grad students have a different process.)
As part of Orientation 2020, there's an Online Orientation full of useful information about life at AU and the shortest and easiest "quizzes" you'll ever ace. There's a lot to learn about your new home! Undergrads, you'll go through it along with your Orientation groups. If you're a grad student, it's self-paced and informative, so please review it and get ready for a strong start!
And remember: All aspects of Orientation 2020 are free, in recognition of the challenges many are facing due to Covid-19. So just click on the link to begin.
Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Family Transition Advisors (FTAs) are here as your guides and peer mentors. They assist the Orientation, Transition & Retention (OTR) staff with orientation programs all summer for new AU undergraduates and families. They're knowledgeable Eagles and they're here to help!
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Congratulations Class of 2020, we are so proud of you! 🎆 Join us now for our virtual commencement, featuring keynote speaker Professor @henrylouisgates (link in bio.)⠀ ⠀ And don’t forget to commemorate this occasion by sharing to our social wall at walls.io/2020AUGrad! Grads, share your AU memories. Parents, families, and alumni, share your words of congratulations and hope. Post to #2020AUGrad on Instagram and Twitter or send a Facebook message to AU to be featured!
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Congratulations to all AU affinity graduates! To the Black, Asian and Pacific Islander, LatinX, and LGBTQ+ communities at AU, we celebrate YOU and your success. And don't forget... Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle! 🦅 #AUAffinityGrads2020 #2020AUGrad
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