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Are you ready to join 5,800 commuter and residential students who call AU their home away from home? Want to learn from professors who will know you by name? Want to be connected to over 32,000 graduates who are now proud AU alumni? Take the next step and explore Aurora University.

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Helping children through the COVID-19 crisis one meal at a time

An occasional series on Aurora University alumni, students, faculty, and staff serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic Sarah O'Donnell ’05 could not have imagined that her bachelor's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University would lead to her becoming a hero in...

Remembering Richard "Dick" Hamlin: Former GWC president, 1961-82

Richard “Dick” Hamlin, PhD, 94, the president of George Williams College from 1961-1982, died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at his home in Naples, Florida. Dick was a prominent leader in the YMCA movement when the call came from his alma mater, George Williams College, to assume its...

12 tips to navigate your job search during COVID-19

This is an unprecedented time in our country. As individuals and companies adapt to the coronavirus, so too does the job hiring process. Companies are still hiring, but the interview process has changed. The hiring process has gone virtual. From school districts to hospitals to businesses large...

AU introduces Illinois' first Doctor of Education Instructional Leadership program

Aurora University is addressing the growing need for educational leaders — those who mentor their teacher colleagues to help improve teaching and learning — through its innovative Doctor of Education (EdD) Instructional Leadership: Coaching and Mentoring program strand. Students of...

Top 10 habits for studying online

As the world copes with the COVID-19 pandemic, everything about daily life has been radically changed for the time being. And that includes education. Traditional college classes have moved online, and the hustle and bustle of campus life is on hiatus. Learning remotely and completing your...

Nursing school dean Jan Strom elected to AACN board

Jan Strom, dean of Aurora University’s School of Nursing, has been elected to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Board of Directors. Strom will serve a two-year term as a board member at large. She begins her term on March 23. The votes for board members were cast by more than...

How do you write a cover letter?

A good cover letter is difficult to write. That is why many job applicants skip it or turn it into a vague, cookie-cutter form letter. This is a bad idea. You can make your job application leap to the front of the line if you master the art of writing the cover letter. The cover letter is one of...

Schingoethe Center opens new exhibition on figurative art with Illinois State Museum

The Schingoethe Center of Aurora University opens its newest exhibition focusing on how Illinois artists have represented the human body with an eye to the narrative and fantastic. Curated by Douglas Stapleton, “Figurism: Narrative and Fantastic Art from the Illinois State Museum...

How AU empowered nursing student to find her leadership skills

Ever since high school, Alexis Hodges has been passionate about becoming a nurse. But the Aurora University senior nursing student never dreamed she would be leading a statewide association of 1,576 student nurses. That changed last fall when Hodges was named president of the Student Nurses...

Aurora University announces fall 2019 Dean’s List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,300 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 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...

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Date: Saturday - June 13, 2020
Time: 10:00 am

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Date: Wednesday - June 17, 2020
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Date: Wednesday - July 08, 2020
Time: 4:30 pm

Aurora University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2020-2021 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. AU was also recognized with three Fields of Study honors for our business, education and nursing programs.



College of Distinction 2020-2021
College of Distinction Illinois 2020-2021
College of Distinction Business 2020-2021
College of Distinction Education 2020-2021
College of Distinction Nursing 2020-2021