You are here: American University Office of Campus Life

Flowers early fall

Campus Life at AU

Life at American University is full of opportunities to build community, make an impact, and nurture friendships that will last a lifetime. The Office of Campus Life is home to departments that work specifically on the student experience: residence life, health and well-being, diversity and inclusion, student activities, community service, and more. At AU, you can become a changemaker in practice, in your own unique way — and the Office of Campus Life is here to support you in your journey.

Bird's eye view of an interactive map of American University, labelled Interactive Campus Map on a blue rectangle at the bottom.

What We Offer

Getting Involved

Student Engagement

Check out student activities, spiritual life, diversity support, service opportunities, and other ways to explore your interests and passions at AU.

Getting Involved

find support

Student Support

Our support offices include health and wellness centers, international student services, Dean of Students, conduct and conflict resolution, and AU's food pantry.

Finding Support

living on campus

Housing & Residence Life

Eleven residence halls. Multiple learning communities. Find your home at AU!

Living on Campus

American University new students


Welcome, new Eagles! Launch your AU experience with Orientation.


AU Familes

Parents & Families

Families are important partners on a student's academic journey. We'll keep you informed and help you support your student.

Eagle Families

Students gathered together on the couches in the bridge and studying.

University Center

It's where friends hang out, grab a bite to eat, get involved with clubs, and more!

Visit University Center

More Resources

campus life webinars

Videos & Webinars

Find videos and recordings of AU webinars on many topics – from financial aid to academics to wellness support – on OCL’s YouTube channel.

Find Videos


What's Happening

Check AU's Engage calendar for events, activities, and 150+ student groups.


Covid guide

Spring 2023 Covid Guide

Find the current health and safety protocols, guidelines, and key information about COVID-19.

Check Guide

Stories of Campus Life

Noah Gocial speaks with two members of AU's housekeeping staff at the lunch launching the English-Spanish learning program.

On Campus ·

Eagle Endowment Recipient Launches English Program for Spanish-speaking Staff

Read More

AU students help prepare a bag of groceries as part of the MLK Day of Service.

In the Community ·

An AU Service Tradition: Students Volunteer in DC on MLK Day

Read More

Mosaic of staff holding signs

In the Community ·

AU Marks a Milestone on Journey to Inclusive Excellence

Read More