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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

25

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

Dr. Sherrick and Sammy Spartan
Authentically AU: A Season of Wonder

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.

Five steps to becoming a physical therapist

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...

Ten tips from the Chicago Bulls on sport management

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...

Campus safety remains a top priority

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...

Spartans capture conference championships

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...

Set up for finals success with AU support services

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...

Remembering Alan J. Stone: AU former president

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...

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...

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...

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. 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...

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,...

1.25

Date: Saturday - January 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Crimi Auditorium

2.14

Date: Friday - February 14, 2020
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Hill Welcome Center Dining Room

2.15

Date: Saturday - February 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Institute for Collaboration - Crimi Auditorium Lobby

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.