Destination CAS: Admitted Student Event April 7-8, 2022

Congratulations on your acceptance to American University's College of Arts & Sciences! We can't wait to welcome you to our vibrant community and help you become a leader and changemaker in your industry.

"We are a University of strivers and dreamers, of activists and artists, of scholars and servant-leaders. We realize that when we all contribute, we all succeed. We are, quite literally, one-AU." — President Sylvia Burwell

Join us for Destination CAS — a hybrid experience that will welcome and orient you and other admitted CAS graduate students to AU. This two-day event will feature informational webinars and virtual faculty meetings along with in-person campus tour and an evening reception in Washington, DC.

You will soon discover that the CAS graduate experience extends far beyond the classroom. This two-day event is a great opportunity to connect with faculty, alumni, and current students, and get a sense of what it will be like as a graduate student within the invigorating AU community.

Check below for a full schedule of events. 

Registration is restricted to admitted students starting in the 2022 AY:

Please note: the PhD Clinical Psychology and PhD Behavior, Cognition & Neuroscience programs will not be participating in the Admitted Student Event.

Schedule of Events

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dean's Welcome (Virtual)
Join Dean Max Paul Friedman for an official weclome and short presentation on American University's College of Arts & Sciences. A Q&A with Dean's Office representatives will follow.
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Faculty Meeting (Virtual)
Meet with faculty from the graduate programs in: Anthropology, Art History, Arts Management, Audio Technology, Creative Writing, History, Health Promotion, Mathematics of Information & Security, Philosophy/Ethics, Peace & Human Rights, Studio Art, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Certificate program.
5:30-6:30 p.m.
CAS Alumni Panel (Virtual)
Attend a panel with notable Alumni from across the College of Arts & Sciences who will discuss role AU played in the foundation of their careers.
Confirmed panelists include: Ayman Abunimer (Biotechnology), JR Denson (Health Promotion Management), Dr. Jeffrey Levy (Economics), and Satsuki Weissleder (Public Anthropology).
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Faculty Meeting (Virtual)
Meet with faculty from the graduate programs in Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Literature Culture & Technology, Psychology, Quantitative Analysis, Sociology Research & Practice, Statistics & Quantitative Analysis 
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Campus Resources Panel (Virtual)
Join us for an information session with representatives from AU's Counseling Center and the Academic Support & Access Center to learn more about the support and resources offered to graduate students.
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Campus Tour (In Person)
Join Graduate Enrollment Staff for a walking tour of AU's Campus. 
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Evening Reception (In Person)
Join faculty and current students from the AU community for an evening of cocktails and conversations. Must be 21+ to attend; Food and drink provided.