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Discover Your Future.

Are you ready to join 6,000 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 33,000 graduates who are now proud AU alumni? Take the next step and explore AU. We are now accepting applications for spring and fall 2021.

Discover value.

You can join more than 98 percent of AU undergraduates who receive generous financial assistance, including scholarships and grants.

COVID-19 updates.

Read the fall campus reopening plan and other COVID-19 updates.

Jacqueline Woodson on how slow reading leads to great writing

It is National Book Lovers Day on August 9, so what better day to ditch your smartphone and linger over a good book? We reached back into the spring issue of Aurora University Magazine to see what award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson shared with AU students about the art of...

Five reasons to major in English

To me, the strongest argument for choosing an English major is the same argument that enticed me to the field when I was an undergraduate — the way in which it opens up the world. Studying English cultivates your curiosity and gives you the critical reading skills, research expertise, and...

‘I won’t turn them away’: AU alum offers free telehealth sessions to frontline workers

An occasional series on Aurora University alumni, students, faculty, and staff serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was March when the COVID-19 pandemic first felt real to Katie Johns MSW ’09. She had seen news about the pandemic, but during a conversation with her sister,...

Aurora University announces spring 2020 Dean's List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,500 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2020 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...

AU to hold community check-ins

Today and again on Monday evening, the university has scheduled listening sessions, an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators to hear the voices of our black students. We plan similar sessions for our Latinx students in a few weeks. We know that many are nervous about the...

WEAREONEAU Fund to assist AU students, faculty, staff

Today I am pleased to announce the establishment of a new emergency fund, intended to help members of the AU community. I know that so many are deeply grieved right now. The murder of George Floyd was a stark reminder that America is battling two plagues — racism and the virus. In a time...

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...

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Date: Wednesday - September 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 am

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Date: Thursday - September 24, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm

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Date: Saturday - September 26, 2020
Time: 10:00 am

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