Thanks for joining the Peer Advisors at our Breakfast with Champions event!


Big thank you to all who came out to our Breakfast with Champions event! We heard from five incredible leaders on American’s campus: Tessa Guarracino, Panhellenic Council Vice President/ Academic Chair of Phi Mu; Samantha Falewee, American Literary Magazine; Charlotte Goodenow, Career Center Peer Advisor; Gabriela Siem, Career Center Peer Advisor; Emily Teichner, Dime A Dozen Acapella Group Member. They shared great advice and some helpful tips regarding how students can become successful leaders on campus. Pictures from the event can be found in the photo gallery on the bottom right hand side of this page. Be sure to keep your ears open for other Peer Advising events! Also, if you haven’t made an appointment with your peer, be sure to schedule one right away!

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Join your CAS Peer Advisors for our event, Breakfast with Champions!

Interested in being a student leader on campus?

Come join the CAS Peer Advisors for our event, Breakfast with Champions, and have the chance to listen to and mingle with different student leaders here on campus! The event starts at 9pm in Letts Formal Lounge this Thursday, March 27th, where we will be serving pancakes and hash browns. So bring your floor mates and friends to see how fun and easy it is to be a leader!

All are welcome!


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Introducing Your 2014 PEER AFFILIATES!


Have questions about your major? Thinking about exploring different majors/minors? Want to know what opportunities await post-graduation? Ask a Peer Affiliate!

Go to the “2014 Peer Affiliates” tab above to check out their profiles. If you’re interested in meeting up with a Peer Affiliate to talk about majors, minors, or their experiences please email 

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Hidden Gems on Campus!

Looking for a new place to study with no distractions or hangout with friends? Check out this list of spots around campus that are favorites among your CAS Peer Advisors! Enjoy!

The Amphitheatre


 One of my favorite and one of the most enchanting corners of campus has always been the amphitheatre. Sandwiched between Hughes, Leonard and the sports annex, the amphitheatre gave me the great outdoors for a moment whenever I felt stuck in the city. It especially helped when I first transferred to AU from another college on the water. Some days I really missed the outdoorsy feel of my old campus and escaping to the community garden or to the green open space of the amphitheatre really helped me to take a deep breath and think more clearly on stressful and busy days. 

Check it out!  Maybe it will provide the solace you need to get through your own tough days and even if you don’t need a breather it is a great place to eat lunch, read, study or just chat with friends (especially when campus starts to thaw this spring). – Elaina Hundley

Battelle’s Atrium


It can be hard to find a quiet place to study while you eat or even kill time between classes catching up on the latest episodes of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, but I tend to head to Battelle’s atrium.  It’s well lit, spacious and has new furniture making it a great spot to concentrate on even the hardest of readings! Enter Battelle from the quad and walk straight back, it will be on your right, you can’t miss it! – Whitney Livingston

Centennial Hall Nooks


Freshman year I looked far and wide for a quiet and secluded place to study; a place to put my feet up, blast my music into my earphones and get lost in my Anatomy and Physiology textbook. The Centennial Hall Nook, which is located at the two ends of the Centennial Hall (off of Anderson Hall), is definitely worth checking out if you need a place to hit the books and limit distractions.

*Also, quick shout out to the Hatch in Leonard. If you haven’t been, you should definitely check it out. It’s an awesome place to hang out with friends, play board games, and do light reading – - and it’s usually EMPTY! – Emily Cea

Bender Benches


My favorite spot on campus is the group of green metal benches right outside of the entrance to Bender Arena. There really is nothing better than stopping at Megabytes before class in the spring and melting into one of these incredibly comfortable benches to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.  Plus the gardens behind the amphitheater come to life in the spring which makes my far-too-early morning panini and cup of coffee just that much better. - Marcus Del Rio

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The Major Games


Coming to American University…

“The Major Games: Catching Your Academic Major”

February 26th from 11-2pm in MGC 4-5

District 1: Academic Success
District 2: Campus Life
District 3: Career
District 4: Research
District 5: Study Abroad
District 6: Undergraduate Studies
District 7: Academic Programs

“May the odds of finding your major be ever in your favor!”

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Welcome back from your CAS Peer Advisors!

ImageWelcome back to another exciting semester at AU! The peer advisors are looking forward to working with both new and returning students to catch up how last semester went and how this semester is going so far. We really encourage all CAS freshman to use us as a resource if you’re exploring other majors, interested in getting involved on campus, starting to think about going abroad, etc. Make an appointment today using our 24-hour Appointment Schedulizer by clicking here. Hope to see you soon!

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Thanks for a stellar semester!

With 300+ CAS students coming into the office and participating in our event this semester, the peer advisors would like to thank everyone for their involvement in this semesters programs. Events this semester such as After Hours in the Perch, the Photo Blog Campaign, Preview Day, Pre-Registration Workshops, RA Registration Workshops in Letts and Anderson, etc, were all such a success and we are excited to continue this momentum next semester!

Good luck on finals and have a warm and safe WINTER BREAK!


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