American University Alumni Relations Events and Resources for New Eagle Families

This week for new families

Greetings Eagle Families,

We hope you've been enjoying graduation ceremonies and special moments that mark the end of your student's senior year!

By now, your student should have their fall housing assignment and roommate. They've probably also just finished registering for fall classes. So now, we can really dive into New Eagle Essentials - our online orientation. We hope you and your student will join us to get an introduction to a range of offices in large and small group sessions. Your student can register through their Engage app, families and friends can register for one of the three sessions as listed below:

New Eagle Essentials is offered on Zoom, families can use this form to register for one of these three times: 
Note: If possible, we encourage students and families to attend using separate devices so that you can attend breakout sessions separately.

  • Tuesday, June 28 from 6 – 9 p.m. ET

  • Wednesday, July 13 from noon – 3 p.m. ET

  • Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. –  noon ET

We are also offering our Parent and Family Transitions live webinar session with Fanta Aw, Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment, Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence. In this session, we'll have a heart-to-heart as we talk through what you can expect as your Eagle adjusts to campus life this fall.

Parent and Family Transitions is offered on Zoom, twice:

We'll continue to send regular emails throughout the summer. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to [email protected].

We are so excited to have you join the AU Eagle family!
The New Student and Family Programs Team

Family Resources

Did you know we have a website with curated content just for our AU parents and families? You'll find quick links to campus services and offices, a planning calendar with key dates and deadlines, travel tips and a listing of our favorite hotels, a collection of our recorded webinars and so much more! Visit us at


New Student Checklist: Dates and Deadlines

AU gate

You can help your student keep track of deadlines and tasks like these:

  • Upload your photo for your AUID (One Card) now to avoid long lines at move-in.
  • Consider whether tuition insurance is right for your family. 
  • Start thinking about finding local ATMs, banks, pharmacies and specialized medical providers as needed. Use the "20016" zip code to search the internet for services closest to campus.
  • Save the date: Family Weekend is October 7-9.

Last minute financial aid questions? Every AU student has an assigned financial aid counselor available to assist.

Online Self-paced orientation

This self-paced pre-orientation introduces you to AU: academics, life on campus, financing your education, safety and support services. It take about 45 minutes to complete the entire pre-orientation and you can return to finish or revisit content at any time! Students login with their AU credentials. Families and friends can create a "guest" account.

fall Move-in

Move-in day families unloading cars

Fall residents will receive their move-in timeslot on Thursday, June 30 through their housing portal. Visit our move-in website to prepare for your big day!

Explore our website for:

  • tips on what to bring (and what NOT to bring)
  • ordering a microfridge or other optional room amenities
  • floor plans and furniture measurements

Save the date: Move-in Webinar, August 2, 7 - 8 p.m. ET. (register here

Student Billing

Sunset on Kogod School of Business

Your student's bill is posted in their Eagle Services account. We'll send an email notice to all students and their proxies on July 5 for the bill due August 1. In order for families and other sponsors to view or pay the bill, your student must set up proxy access (instructions are here). You'l find a simple list of tuition and fees, instructions to understand the student bill and payment options on the student accounts website.




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