Transform yourself at Aurora University.
Centered on students like you
Be at the forefront of changing the world.
Lead organizations to be strategic, smart, and cutting-edge.
Teach young people to be the best they can be.
Guide minds and bodies to health and athleticism.
Nurture lives of health and well-being.
Help people become the best they can be.
When students get here, they realize what it is about being a Spartan. Everybody’s involved, everybody’s invested.
Attending AU is allowing me to fulfill my passion to serve others and providing the foundation to help me achieve my goals.
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.
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.
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.
The AU Experience
AU’s 40+ majors and minors allow you to customize a degree around your interests.Learn More
residence halls housing 700+ students
NCAA Division III teams
Student Organizations and Clubs
of Students Participate in Internships, Study Abroad, Research and Service Projects
free Celebrating Arts and Ideas events a year
states represented by the student body
NCAA tournament appearances
students work on campus
6,000-square-foot museum and art gallery
of first-year students commute
free concerts, lectures, comedy shows, films, and theatre productions each year
major and finish in four years
major theatre productions annually
Average Class Size
of campus to explore
alternative spring break trips every year
members of the University Chorale
We value the visual and performing arts.Learn More
Life at AU
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.
Are you considering becoming a physical therapist? If so, you need a solid foundation. Physical therapists (PTs) help people with their ability to move and perform activities on a daily basis. They spend much of their time on their feet — examining patients, developing treatment plans, and...
The business of sports is a dynamic, high-energy field filled with passionate fans and job opportunities for a wide range of professionals. If you are interested in learning a business skill and applying it to the world of sports, a sport management career could be for you. AU students...
At Aurora University, safety is a campus-wide partnership between the university and each member of the campus community, where all of us, including you, are empowered and prepared to play an active role in your own safety and the safety of others. As part of the AU Spartan Safety campaign, we...
Student athletes and Spartan fans had a lot to celebrate during the fall 2019 season with four AU teams clinching Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) championships: Football Not only did the Spartans win the NACC championship with a perfect 7-0 record, the team also competed in the...
Students have a number of resources to help them prepare for and succeed with finals this month. From extended hours and additional study locations to one-on-one support and stress-free activities, the AU community is ready to help. PHILLIPS LIBRARY The library has extended hours over the next...
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...
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...
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...
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. Here are some of our favorites: For Resident Students Talk with your roommates to coordinate what you all are bringing, like TVs and microwaves. You...
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,...
Date: Saturday - January 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Crimi Auditorium
Date: Friday - February 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Hill Welcome Center Dining Room
Date: Saturday - February 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Institute for Collaboration - Crimi Auditorium Lobby