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Welcome AU Parents and Families

We know that parents and families are important partners on a student's academic journey. We're dedicated to keeping you informed and helping you find the answers and guidance you're looking for from your student's acceptance to their graduation and everything in between.

To help you on this journey, we provide a single point of contact for parents and families. If you need assistance navigating AU's many offices, please reach out to our Parent and Family Engagement team at eaglefamilies@american.edu.

Volunteer with the Nest Network

Nest Network Volunteers

The Nest Network is a group of Eagle families who volunteer with the office of New Student and Family Programs. Our goals are to foster a sense of community, share AU pride, and represent the interests of AU families. Together, we create an environment in which families can connect, discover AU, and contribute to the wellbeing of both students and families.

Soar & Support

Soar & Support is AU’s self-paced Pre-Orientation course for families, designed to introduce you to various resources and strategies to support your new Eagle in flight. Soar & Support will launch in early June alongside Flight Ready!

Did you know that not all birds push their young out of the nest to encourage them to fly? Young Eaglets start their flight training by mimicking what they have watched their parents do for months: spreading their wings! The fledgling experiences the sensation of flight when wind drafts catch its outstretched wings and lift it slightly from the nest. You've prepared them well—now it's time to let them fly! Check out the  if you need help navigating the platform.

Come Chat with us Monday to Friday 2 to 4 pm EST

Live Chat

Live chat is available Monday through Friday from 2 pm to 4:30 pm EST. Whether by chat or email, we're happy to speak with you!

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Families on Facebook

Join the community on Facebook to receive updates about AU and connect with other parents and families!

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New Student Checklist

Find everything you need to know about getting started at AU on the New Student Checklist.

Checklist

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Family Mailing List

Sign up to receive family newsletters, invitations, campus updates and critical alerts. Our newest Eagle families start receiving these emails mid-summer.

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Orientation

Learn all about orientation and prepare to start your journey at ѿý.

Orientation

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