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Get Settled

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

Move-In is an exciting time! There will be lots of happening during your move in day and the week surrounding. Here are some highlights to review as you look ahead. More details on all these events will be provided to you as you arrive on campus by your Community Director and Resident Assistant staff.  

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) will be hosting a Photo Booth on every day of check-in, so you can document this exciting day with a fun photo for your families and loved ones to take with them.  

RHA will also be hosting an event called “Taste of Home” on August 26 at 4:30 p.m. that gives you a little taste of the wonderful food options that DC and the AU community have to offer.  

If you're interested in joining RHA, please check out their Info Sessions happening in August (details to come).  

Community Meetings

In addition to these exciting events, we also want to ensure you have an opportunity to connect to each other as well as your Residence Life Staff as you arrive and settle into campus. On the day of your move in you will have a short meeting followed by a floor social held by your RA or AA at 6pm. You will get more details about these meetings once you arrive to campus.  

In addition to these meetings, at the end of Move in week, you will have a virtual mandatory Community Meeting on Sunday 8/29 at 4pm hosted by Housing & Residence Life staff. This meeting will review important information you need to successful setting into your home and learn about the AU community. You will get additional connection details upon move in.

Register for the Community Meeting

Limited registration spots available, but those who aren’t able to register can tune in via livestream at 4pm on Sunday 8/29 to find the livestream. All residential students are expected to attend/view the live stream of this virtual meeting.

Sophomore & Returning Students

  • Student Staff Meetings & Welcome Socials (in person, your RA will provide details on your move in day) 
    • Sunday, 8/22 6pm 
    • Monday, 8/23 6pm 
    • Tuesday 8/23 6pm 
  • Full Community Meeting Sunday 8/29 4pm (see above)

First-Year Students

  • Student Staff Meetings & Welcome Socials (in person, your RA will provide details on your move in day) 
    • Wednesday, 8/24 6pm 
    • Thursday, 8/25 6pm 
    • Friday, 8/26 6pm 
  • Full Community Meeting Sunday 8/29 4pm (see above)
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