Greetings Eagle Families!
Our newest Eagles spent their move-in week meeting their orientation groups, getting to know their roommates and new neighbors, trying dining options, and exploring DC. Our #AUWelcome continues with more activities for our new and returning students this week. Drag Bingo fills Bender Arena and Celebrate AU brings everyone out to the Quad. Involvement fairs feature clubs, student organizations and volunteer opportunities to help students preview all that is still to come. Check out our #AUWelcome wall for highlights and add your own by using #AUWelcome or #AU2027 on your social media posts.
As your student settles into life on campus and in Washington, DC, remind them that their Orientation Leaders, RAs and AUx peer assistants are all great resources. We know you and your student will have lots of questions - just ask!
Over the coming weeks, we will be finalizing dates for our family webinar series and sharing a preview of Family Weekend activities - stay tuned!
Here's a question you asked, and how we answered it:
Q: What is the add/drop period and what does it mean?
A: Today is the first day of the add/drop period – the first two weeks of classes where students add or drop classes without penalty. If your Eagle is thinking of dropping a class, they should make sure they remain a full-time student (at least 12 credits). Students considering adding a class should do so as soon as possible to stay on top of the coursework. The later they add, the more work they do to catch up! Students can consult their advisor if they have questions.
Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!
The New Student and Family Programs Team