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Memorandum August 24, 2016

New AU Students
Neil Kerwin, President
President's Message: 14 Tips for First Years (Welcome Video)

Dear New Undergraduate Student,

As a new member of the American University family, I invite you to view a brief video welcoming you to campus and providing practical tips for success.

Some of the things that make AU so special-like opportunities to work with faculty experts and our innovative sustainability programs-are showcased in the video.

I look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 26, at Opening Convocation (10 am, first-year students assemble on the Friedheim Quad; 11 am, ceremony in Bender Arena) and other Welcome Week events.

And, I encourage you to join me and other students, faculty, and staff at Celebrate AU-our informal welcome-back event for all members of the AU community, featuring music, food, and more on Monday, August 29 (2 to 3:30 pm on the Eric Friedheim Quadrangle; rain date: Wednesday, August 31).

Best wishes for a great fall semester.

Neil Kerwin