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Online Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to American University! We're so excited you have decided to join our campus community! This summer we encourage you to complete online orientation to help ensure you have a smooth transition to AU and you are prepared for life as an Eagle. Sections include: Academics, Support Services, Life at AU, Financing Your Education, and Policies & Safety. The orientation should take you 30 minutes to complete and is available for you to refer back to at any time. 

Fall 2021 Students – Online orientation is now available.

Spring 2022 Students – We are excited to have you joining us in January. Your online orientation link will be available in late November.

New AU family members or prospective students and families must create a “Guest” account to view the online orientation.

About Online Orientation

  • Your online orientation is made of modules accessible through the main menu items and the menu icon on your home screen.
  • Each module is made up of a series of slides. To complete each module, click through the slides using the next and previous buttons. 
  • Some slides include an 'i' button and a statement that begins with "I would like to learn more about..." If you want to save this information to review later, click the 'i' button. You'll find a link to more information about the topic on your "Items of Interest" page when you complete your orientation. 
  • A module is complete when you view the last slide.
  • You must complete each module in order.
  • When you complete this orientation, all of the modules will be unblocked and available for you to use as a reference. 

NOTE: All videos are available with closed captioning, just make sure to turn it on. You can do this by clicking on the CC icon on the video player and choosing "English CC." Once you turn it on for one video, it will stay on for all of the videos. 

Online orientation for American University