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Student Affairs

We are committed to supporting AUD students throughout their journey, from the day they enroll right through to their graduation, and beyond…

Even though the Fall 2020 term will be taking place on campus, AUD has announced a number of measures to protect the health and safety of our community from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

We continue to be committed to protecting the health and safety of our campus, our community and beyond. At this point, New Student Orientation will occur virtually in observance of practicing social distancing and avoid large gatherings.

Virtual New Student Orientation (VNSO) 2020 is now ready!

The link will be available to all deposited incoming students. Each student only has one link to access the virtual orientation session, but parents/family members may sit with the student during the program.

What is the Virtual Parent Orientation?

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AUD will be implementing an online orientation program this fall for both students and parents. Our online program will be a complete orientation experience! The orientation will be taking place on two separate steps.

  1. Students and parents will be accessing the online link to go over the orientation modules, at any time it is convenient for them, as long as it is done before August 21st.
  2. Upon completion of the online orientation, students will be scheduled for the Virtual Life orientation session which will take place between August 23-27.

At the Orientation for parents and family members students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about a variety of student services including housing, financial aid, student health, community safety, counseling, career planning, and the academic programs
  • Meet academic deans and university staff, and become acquainted with their roles in the university community and their contributions to student learning and development
  • Meet current AUD students and find out their perspectives on life as a student at AUD campus
  • Learn about the many ways for parents and families to contribute to the adjustment and achievement of a AUD student, as well as the transition you will experience at home
  • Find answers to your questions about student life away from home, university level study, and the academic and social environments at AUD

Orientation is mandatory, it gives students an important head start in preparing for their college career. Parents are not required to attend, but by participating in the Online Orientation they can learn more about AUD and gain a greater understanding of what students will be experiencing.


Welcome to AUD!

On behalf of the entire student affairs team, I would like to welcome you and congratulate you on your decision to join the AUD family. 

As Dean of Student Affairs, I am responsible on making sure that your academic and non-academic needs are met during your time at AUD.

My team and I have a lot to offer you to compliment your academic life.   AUD has a very active and enriching social and community life in and out of campus.  Our services include counseling services, student activities, academic advising and support, Alumni services, Career services, as well as athletic programs and residential life.  Make sure you join in on the great activities we offer around campus; Get involved, this will help you to grow your network and to establish yourself within our AUD family.

I would also like to encourage you to familiarize yourself with the student handbook that is available online at  The handbook outlines your rights and your responsibilities as an AUD student.  It has all the information you will need to be able to access all the resources that AUD has to offer.

I want to hear from you, walk into my office any time and let me know what we can do to support you.  I am personally committed to supporting our students throughout their AUD journey and beyond, as necessary.

I hope to meet each of you around campus or at the AUD events. 

Best of luck on your academic journey.    

Go Knights!!!


Sara L. Montero
Dean of Student Affairs

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