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In Our Own Words
Bryce Despain
Rebecca Einhaus
Alyssa
Hajar
Hernan
In Our Own Words: Faculty and staff share their thoughts on what makes us Authentically AU.
When students get here, they realize what it is about being a Spartan. Everybody’s involved, everybody’s invested.
Bryce ’18
Sport Management
Attending AU is allowing me to fulfill my passion to serve others and providing the foundation to help me achieve my goals.
Rebecca BA '18
Master of Public Administration candidate
AU has allowed me to combine my two loves, English and music. I knew I wanted to major in English when I enrolled, yet I couldn’t help but be pulled into the music major because of the supportive arts environment.
Alyssa '19
English and Music Double Major
AU provided me with the right skill sets — collaboration, delegation, problem solving, and networking — to excel in the ‘real world.’ With the addition of connecting me to professionals in my field for internship positions and the amazing guidance of faculty mentors, I felt that my career opportunities were endless.
Hajar '15
Marketing Graduate
As a member of the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), I helped plan more than 60 events for students — in just one year. Our smaller campus makes it easier to be involved. That’s how I met so many of my friends and discovered new interests. I also grew more confident in my skills and have impressive experiences that I can share with potential employers.
Hernan '19
History/Secondary Education Major

The AU Experience

Find a place to call home.

AU student-athletes represent the best of sportsmanship and success.

Discover endless opportunities to get involved.

AU’s 40+ majors and minors allow you to customize a degree around your interests.

AU’s 40+ majors and minors allow you to customize a degree around your interests.

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Our students are passionate about creative expression.

6

residence halls housing 700+ students

24

NCAA Division III teams

60+

Student Organizations and Clubs

70%

of Students Participate in Internships, Study Abroad, Research and Service Projects

30+

free Celebrating Arts and Ideas events a year

31

states represented by the student body

125+

NCAA tournament appearances

22

Intramural Sports

650+

students work on campus

6,000-square-foot museum and art gallery

45%

of first-year students commute

145+

conference championships

100+

free concerts, lectures, comedy shows, films, and theatre productions each year

Double

major and finish in four years

3

major theatre productions annually

24

Average Class Size

26

Academic All-Americans

40 acres

of campus to explore

4

alternative spring break trips every year

50+

members of the University Chorale

Thrive on our campus located in a tree-lined residential neighborhood.

Twenty-four varsity sports. One team.

Something at AU is going to create a spark in you.

There are no boundaries in the pursuit of educational excellence.

We value the visual and performing arts.

We value the visual and performing arts.

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Life at AU

Crowd at Football Game
Authentically AU: Welcome Home

News and views from the president.

Celebrating Art and Ideas
Celebrating Arts and Ideas

Broaden your horizons through entertaining and informative presentations, ranging from concerts and films to dance programs and theatre productions — all for free and all on campus.

Schingoethe Center
Schingoethe Center

Take advantage of our Smithsonian collaboration by exploring art and cultural artifacts in our award-winning campus gallery and museum.

Former Aurora University president Alan J. Stone dies

Alan J. Stone, DMin, president of Aurora University from 1978–1988, died in Arizona several days ago. He died after a battle with pancreatic cancer following a brief period under hospice care in Arizona, where he lived in retirement with his wife, Jonieta. Aurora College became Aurora University under Stone’s leadership. He guided expansion of academic [...]

Spartan baseball scores new home field

Aurora University and the Fox Valley Park District have reached an agreement that will provide a new home field for Spartan baseball. The field is located approximately 4 miles west of campus in the park district’s impressive Stuart Sports Complex. The existing field will include a synthetic turf infield and will be used exclusively by [...]

Center for Student Success: The hub for academic, vocational, and career planning

Students are experiencing AU's commitment to their success this fall with the launch of the Center for Student Success. The mission for the center is to prepare students for meaningful and successful careers and lives through academic advising, vocational exploration, and career development.

Authentically AU: A back-to-school letter from Dr. Sherrick

President Sherrick shares an update on summer activities at AU and what you can expect in the coming year.

40 tips for incoming students

We recently asked our Instagram followers to share advice they have for the Class of 2023 as they prepare for their first semester at AU.

Industry leaders help develop hands-on chemistry major

Since the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School opened on the Aurora University campus in 2014, its third- through eighth-grade students have consistently demonstrated outstanding growth in science skills. To strengthen undergraduate science offerings at AU in a similar way, Chetna Patel, professor of chemistry and chair of Physical Sciences, and her colleagues, including assistant professors of chemistry Ami Johanson and Kyle McElhoney, initiated a chemistry major using the same model: working with external partners to develop the curriculum. The classes, which kicked off in fall 2018, are part of a hands-on program that is better preparing AU students for careers in the chemical industry.

Remembering John Curran: Associate Professor of Theatre, Technical Director, and Friend

Aurora University is saddened to announce the death of John Curran. He was a valued member of the Theatre Department as an associate professor and technical director and also a great friend to the many students with whom he came in contact. He died Thursday, July 11, 2019.

Jumping at opportunities

Recent graduate and AU women’s basketball player Adriana Ramirez would never want to be called for traveling, but off the court, it’s a different story. She has been intrigued with travel since she was a child, so attending college 2,000 miles from her California home was almost to be expected.

Graduate with presidential aspirations reflects on study beyond experience

Internships, choir tours, study abroad experiences, and mission trips — all adventures beyond the classroom — give students the opportunity to help others, think on their feet, meet remarkable people, and learn vital skills. All of which will help them in their careers. Political science and business administration double major Christine Emma-Ann Williams ’19, recently shared her experience participating in an exciting off-campus learning opportunity.

Aurora University announces spring 2019 Dean’s List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,100 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2019 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0. Students included on the Dean’s List completed a minimum of 12 semester hours for [...]

10.29

Date: Tuesday - October 29, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: University Banquet Hall

11.05

Date: Tuesday - November 05, 2019
Time: 9:30 am

11.09

Date: Saturday - November 09, 2019
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Crimi Auditorium in the Institute for Collaboration

Spartan Athletic Park
Spartan Athletic Park

Our 80-acre multisport complex features high-quality practice and competition facilities, demonstrating AU’s commitment to your overall educational experience.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth

Located at the Wackerlin Center for Faith and Action, the Labyrinth is where you can meditate, reflect, and explore your life’s calling.

State-of-the-Art Nursing Labs
State-of-the-Art Nursing Labs

AU brings the hospital into the classroom with high-tech labs that enhance your learning and understanding of health care.

Exercise Science Labs
Exercise Science Labs

Students and athletes take advantage of the latest technology to practice clinical skills and improve performance.