Greetings Eagle Families!
We hope you enjoyed the Labor Day holiday weekend while your student explored their new nest. There is so much going on! Last week's involvement fairs highlighted just some of the ways students can get engaged. At AU, our groups recruit throughout the year. There are groups tabling at the Mary Graydon Center every day and every club can be found in Engage. Beyond clubs and volunteerism, AU offers countless ways for students to tap into their passions and get involved. For those who aren't quite ready to join a club, our Orientation Leaders are hosting on-campus meet-ups and off-campus excursions throughout September (details in Engage).
It is entirely normal for new Eagles (and their families) to experience a range of emotions during the first weeks of the semester. This week, we share a round-up of advice:
Here's a question you asked, and how we answered it:
Q: What if my student is still on a waitlist for a class?
A:Your student should be registered for full-time course load (at least 12 credits, but preferably between 14-16) while on a waitlist. That way, if they don’t get a spot, they’ll still have a full schedule of classes to take. Your Eagle needs to check their email regularly, so they don’t miss their registration window if a seat becomes available. Once they get the email, they’ll only have 24 hours to be able to register. If a seat doesn’t become available before the end of add/drop for your student’s waitlisted class, they can try again next semester!
Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle!
The New Student and Family Programs Team