Family Orientation 2023


Each semester, The American University of Paris welcomes parents and families of incoming students to discover the University and campus life through AUP Family Orientation. Through a series of virtual and in-person events, our faculty and staff will guide you through important topics and welcome you into our global community. 

Registration for Family Orientation Fall 2023 is now open. 

Informational Videos Coming soon

Before Family Orientation begins, you will have access to a series of informational videos about AUP and the many facets of its academic and student life. These videos will be posted on this page for your convenience. 

Virtual Events: Schedule Now Available

Registration for these events is not required. All events will be held via Zoom at 6:00 pm CET, 12:00 pm Eastern and 9:00 am Pacific. All sessions will be recorded and posted here if you are unable to join us for the live session. Links to join these sessions will be emailed to all families prior to the event. We hope you can join us!

Tuesday, August 15 - Parent & Family Relations Welcome to AUP

Zoom event

6:00 pm CET, 12:00 pm Eastern and 9:00 am Pacific

Join us for an introduction to the AUP family community and some ways you can support your student in these last few weeks at home.

Thursday, August 17 - Campus Resources for Your Student

Zoom event

6:00 pm CET, 12:00 pm Eastern and 9:00 am Pacific

Join this session to learn more about how your student can be involved on campus, academic resources and our signature GPS co-curricular program.

Tuesday, August 22 - Campus Life, Health & Safety

Zoom event

6:00 pm CET, 12:00 pm Eastern and 9:00 am Pacific

This event will focus on safety on and off campus, the on and off campus health resources, and ways to prepare your student for life at AUP.

Thursday, August 24 - Landing Day & Orientation Overview

Zoom event

6:00 pm CET, 12:00 pm Eastern and 9:00 am Pacific

Join us as you get ready to depart, in this session we will talk about arriving in Paris, moving into student housing, student orientation, phones, banking and Metro Navigo passes.

In-Person Orientation in Paris: Schedule Now Available

For the in-person portion of Family Orientation, you are invited to join your student on campus for a welcome from staff, faculty and leadership, as well as campus tours, information workshops, and more.

Tuesday, August 29 - Parent & Family Campus Welcome

Come see us for refreshments, campus tours, AUP family goodies and boat tour tickets!

Wednesday, August 30 - Leadership Welcome to AUP and Bon Voyage Cocktail

Come hear from the AUP leadership team as we welcome you to our community and then say à bientôt at the beautiful Chateauform Garden.

Activities Around Paris

During your stay in Paris, AUP encourages you to get to know the City of Light with various cultural activities. Discover special themed tours, tastings and activities led and organized by AUP's partners by clicking the link below. 

All events with AUP's partners will take place on August 29 and 31.