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SophoMORE Re-orientation

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When our sophomores come to campus this fall, many will be joining us in-person and in the halls for the very first time. We want to help you get connected with the on-campus experience through our SophoMORE Re-orientation program. On August 10 and 11 in the evenings, we will be offering live on-line programs to help families and students prepare for the move to AU. We will also be sharing a collection of pre-recorded video resources.

In addition to the Re-orientation program, there will be specific events for sophomores at All American Welcome. Students should save the date for our first-ever SophoMORE Welcome Ceremony, which will be on Tuesday, August 24 at 6:30 pm in Bender Arena.

All-American Welcome

Helpful Reminders

We know this is a busy time, so here's a quick checklist of things to make sure you've completed.

  1. Upload your One Card photo if you don't already have an AUID card.

  2. Upload your COVID-19 vaccination record before you move-in or start classes. This is mandatory.

  3. View/pay your student bill by August 1.

  4. Order your fall textbooks from the campus store.

  5. Request a health insurance waiver for this year by September 17.

  6. Adjust your meal plan as needed through your myAU portal.

Orientation on Youtube

Be sure to check out the Orientation YouTube Channel to watch the Sophomore Re-Orientation Playlist.  

Re-orientation Playlist

Are you ready for move-in?

Visit the Housing & Residence Life move-in page to make sure you have everything packed. 


SophoMORE Orientation
Date Time Session Name Session Link Audience Office Information Session Description
August 10, 5:00 - 5:45pm Mastering the Metro Registration Link Sophomore Students Orientation Join our orientation leaders as they share their experiences exploring the city by public transportation. Learn more about the metro and all of the great things DC has to offer just a short ride away from campus!
August 10, 6:00 - 6:45pm Free in DC Registration Link Sophomore Students Orientation For AU students, involvement can mean so much more than campus activity. This orientation leader hosted event will highlight some of the parks, gardens, monuments, and other amazing and totally free attractions that DC has to offer.
August 10, 7:00 - 8:00pm Navigating your new home at AU Registration Link Sophomore Student Families Dr. Fanta Aw Session for parents and families to talk about the transition to campus from a year of virtual learning.
August 11, 5:00 - :45pm Decorating Your Nest Registration Link Sophomore Students Orientation This orientation leader hosted event will outline the student residence hall experience! Our team will answer questions about residence hall decorating and living while also highlighting tips and tricks from our team! If you are living off campus, we will also talk about some tips and tricks for apartment living.
August 11, 6:00 - 6:45pm Dining in DC Registration Link Sophomore Students Orientation Come and learn about the on campus dining options as well as some great finds around DC. This event will be led by our orientation leaders and will discuss information about meal plans and Eagle Bucks.
August 11, 7:00 - 8:00pm Finding support at AU Registration Link Sophomore Students & families Parent & Family Engagement, Dean of Students This session for families and their students is an opportunity to learn more about how AU supports its students throughtout their academic and social journey at AU.