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January Orientation

This two-day program is designed for first-year and transfer students joining the AU community in the Spring 2018 semester. The program will be held on January 11-12, 2018. Eligible students will receive an email in early December 2017 inviting them to register for January Orientation.


Registration for January Orientation is now open for incoming Spring 2018 students who have submitted their deposit. Please use the following link to complete your registration:

The fee to attend January Orientation is $65.00 per participant (students and family members). Students are advised to bring additional spending money for off-campus dining and evening activities. The $65.00 fee covers breakfast and lunch on the first day, program materials, and activities. Please note that it will take 48 hours from the time you deposit to be eligible to register. 

If you have an estimated family contribution of $5,000 or less you may be eligible to receive a fee waiver to cover your January Orientation registration ($65). Please note that if eligible, the fee waiver only covers the cost of the student's registration. To apply for a fee waiver, please click on the following link and fill out the brief form: Fee Waiver Request Form


Orientation cancellations and refund requests must be submitted via email to and must be received at least 5 business days before the start of the program. All refunds will be posted after orientation is complete and returned to the same card that made the initial payment.

January Orientation Schedule

You will receive a fully detailed schedule at check-in, however please plan on participating from 8:00am- 5:00pm on the first day and from 9:00am-4:00pm on day two.

Throughout the two days, you will hear presentations from your academic program, Housing and Residence Life, the Career Center, Student Activities, AU Central, the Dean of Students Office, and the Student Health Center. We will also showcase a variety of departments, student organizations, and off-campus organizations.

Parents and families are welcome to participate and have a similar schedule.

Spring Housing Move-In

Residence halls open for check-in beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018. For more information about the Spring 2018 move-in process please vising the Spring Move-In website.

Attention Early Decision Students

Students who have been admitted for Fall 2018 should not register for January Orientation. Registration for summer or fall orientation (Eagle Summit) will be available in late spring 2018.