American University



Change Can't Wait

JOIN US! OCTOBER 7-9, 2022

We invite you to connect with your student, visit our campus and explore all that the city of Washington, DC has to offer!

Schedule highlights are featured below. You'll find a more detailed, emerging schedule as well as links to DC area events and attractions on our Family Weekend website

Friday, October 7

Afternoon: Campus Tours, Exhibits, and Open Houses
4 - 6 p.m.: Mix & Mingle Reception for all families, regardless of school/college affiliation
7 p.m.: Family Movie Night featuring Minions: Rise of Gru followed by Jurassic World: Dominion with games and refreshments

Saturday, October 8

9 a.m.: President's Welcome, including opportunities to meet with administrators over coffee and snacks
12 - 2 p.m.: Change Can't Wait Festival, featuring free food truck fare, entertainment, give-aways and more
2 p.m.: Women's Soccer vs. Boston University (no tickets required, give-aways for students)
5 p.m.: Gospel Choir Performance, an AU tradition
7 p.m.: Peaceful Transitions of Power: Protecting our Democracy: President Burwell will host a panel discussion with Josh Bolten, chief of staff for President George W. Bush, John Podesta, chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, and David Marchick, Dean of the Kogod School of Business and author, The Peaceful Transfer of Power: An Oral History of America's Presidential Transitions

Sunday, October 9

10 - 11:30 a.m.: A Capella Showcase & Family Weekend Farewell, Amphitheatre

For information about the university’s health and safety protocols for events, please visit

Date: October 7 - 9, 2022
Location:American University
Main Campus
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC20016