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Campus Life at AU

Life at American University is full of dynamic opportunities to explore, learn and grow. To build community, make an impact, and nurture friendships that will last a lifetime.

From student involvement opportunities to wellness to residential life, we're here to help you thrive, succeed, deepen your skills and discover new passions. 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 on your journey.

COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students: All students with a campus presence must be vaccinated for Fall 2021. Find answers to your questions about AU's vaccine requirement on this COVID-19 vaccine requirement FAQ page.


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Welcome to Campus: A Resource Guide

So you just arrived on campus and have some questions! Here's a quick guide to key resources — from setting up technology, to shopping near campus, to current safety guidelines. 

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What We Offer

Getting Involved

Student Engagement

Check out AU's student activities, spiritual life, diversity support, service opportunities, and the University Center where students gather!

Getting Involved

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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

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Housing & Residence Life

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

Living on Campus

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


AU Conference and Guest Services

University Conference & Guest Services

With state-of-the-art facilities on a lush, green campus, AU is a premier site for conferences and events.


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

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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.

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AU's personalized wellbeing portal is a tool to help each student assess challenges, set individualized goals and support emotional wellbeing.

Head to Your Portal

AU Calendar of student events

Calendar of Student Events & Activities

See what's happening and find over 200 clubs and organization.

View Student Events

Stories of Campus Life

Explore DC group visiting the White House

In the Community ·

The World Beyond AU: Exploring DC

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Student Life ·

STEP-ping into Life at AU

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2021 student awardees

Achievements ·

Winners Announced in 2021 University Student Awards

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