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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.


What is the New Student Orientation?
The AUD Orientation program is for both students and parents. The program is a complete orientation experience!

The Orientation takes place in two separate steps.

  1. A link to the Mandatory Online New Student Orientation is emailed to all deposited students. Each student only has one link to access the online orientation session, but parents/family members may sit with the student during the program. All new students must go through and complete the mandatory orientation. After students complete the mandatory online orientation, the system will generate a certificate of completion of the orientation which they will need to present at their UNIV class. Students and parents can access the online link to experience the orientation modules at their own convenience, as long as it is done before the start of classes.
  2. Upon completion of the Online Orientation, students are scheduled for the In-Person/On-Campus Orientation session which takes place a few days before classes start.

The exact date and time of the In-Person/On-Campus Orientation is emailed individually to students according to their academic program.

At the Orientation students 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 AUD 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 parents experience at home;
  • Have all your questions about AUD student and academic life answered.
  • Orientation is mandatory and it provides students an important head start in preparing for their university career. Parents are not required to attend, but openly welcomed and by attending and participating 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 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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