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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…

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. At this time, we have a lot going on virtually so make sure you check our Instagram page for all the up to date events happening this term “@audstudentlife“.

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.


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, AUD has implemented an online orientation program for both students and parents. Our online program is a complete orientation experience! The orientation will be taking place in two separate steps.

  1. First, all New students must complete an Online New Student orientation program before the start of the term. The link will be available to all confirmed incoming students. Each student has one link to access the online orientation session, but parents/family members may sit with the student during the program. Students and parents will be accessing the online link to go over the orientation modules, at any time it is convenient for them.
  2. Upon completion of the online orientation, students will be scheduled for the Virtual LIVE orientation session before the start of classes. An email will be sent directly to all students with the exact date, time and login information.
  3. Before the start of each term, students and families are scheduled for a convocation during another orientation session normally done on campus. The Convocation takes place at this time virtually in observance of practicing social distancing and avoid large gatherings. This second session is called “Virtual LIVE Student Orientation .“

At the Virtual LIVE Orientation 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 study abroad.
  • 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 hear about 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 an 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 and it provides 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.

All the Student Affairs team is committed to making the start of your Academic Year an amazing and life-changing experience.

I look forward to meeting each of you virtually and/or in person soon. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of the Student Affairs team with any questions or concerns you may have.

Welcome to the AUD family.



Sara L. Montero
Dean of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Divisions

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