Welcome New Eagles!

Congratulations on your admission to American University and welcome to the Eagle Family!

Your AU journey starts with Orientation. Throughout the summer, we will
help you get connected with other students at AU, learn about the resources and feel ready and excited to start your first semester. 

Check your American University email account for updates from us about our on-line and on-demand orientation sessions before you arrive. When you arrive for move-in, you'll be greeted with a full schedule of in-person orientation activities and Eagle traditions.

Let's get started!

Explore the ways we're working with students and families to prepare for the transition to AU.  

Eagle Summit details are coming soon!

Eagle Summit is the in-person part of your orientation. Small groups led by Orientation Leaders will take part in engaging activities to help you get to know each other and campus before classes begin! You are scheduled for Eagle Summit based on your move-in date. 

Mark your calendars

  • Move-in: Week of August 21 
  • First day of classes: August 29
  • Family Weekend: October 7-9

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!

New Eagles

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Orientation 2022 playlist

Orientation Video Playlist

Check out the recordings of our 2022 Orientation presentations on our YouTube playlist! 

Orientation Videos

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Self-Paced Pre-Orientation

(Students & families) Online intro to AU: academics, campus life, finances, safety, support services and more.


First Year Housing

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Get Ready for Move-In!

Here's the place to find out the details of Move-In — what to pack, what to do first on Move-In Day, how to unload your belongings, and more. We look forward to seeing you on-campus soon!


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Move-in Webinar

Learn more about first-year move-in in this overview webinar recording for students and families.

Watch the Webinar

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Packing List

As you prepare to check into your new home on-campus, we've developed a checklist of items to bring to campus and what to leave at home.

Start Packing

Academic Success

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First Year Advising

By now, students should have their fall semester schedules! Questions about the waitlist or how to make changes? Check the First Year Advising resources.

First Year Advising

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What is AUx?

The American University Experience (AUx)is a full-year AU Core Curriculum course specially designed for students transitioning into their first year of college at AU. 

Learn More

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