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November 2021

Looking for Help?  Hire a Student from Quad Jobs

Quad Jobs

Are you looking for someone to walk your dog, take care of yardwork, run errands, or for any other part-time work? American University now partners with QuadJobs – the country’s largest marketplace of flexible, part-time jobs for college students – to help you reach qualified, vetted college or graduate students, including AU students, for hire in your area. 

When you post a job on the QuadJobs site, you will be notified whenever a student applies. You will be able to view the student’s profile showing their work experience, skills, and reviews from past employers to help you hire with confidence. Once the job for which you have hired them is completed, you will have the opportunity to review the student’s work. If you give a 4.0 rating, you then will be able to reach the same student for future jobs.   

Popular jobs among the student pool in QuadJobs also include babysitting, web design, catering/party staff, tutoring, music lessons, moving labor/junk removal, painting, computers/tech help, office work, and organizing. 

Ninety-eight percent of jobs receive multiple applications within two hours of posting. 

Sign-up for QuadJobs costs $35 a year for unlimited postings, or $7 for your each post. For more information, visit:

November Home Athletics Events Schedule; Basketball & Wrestling Tickets On Sale

2021-22 Men's & Women's Basketball Mini-Plan & Individual Game Tickets on Sale Now

This month, American University invites you to show your support and cheer on our teams and student-athletes as they head towards the Patriot League playoffs. 

The AU field hockey team, currently ranked #17 nationally, has clinched the #1 overall top seed in the upcoming 2021 Patriot League Championship to be played at Jacobs Complex on Thursday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 6. The AU wrestling team hosts its home opener on Saturday, November 6, while the men’s basketball team welcomes back fans to Bender Arena on Tuesday, November 9, and the women’s hoops team on Tuesday, November 23 in their respective home openers.

Season tickets, mini-plans for basketball and wrestling, as well as single event tickets to all 25 basketball games and 8 wrestling events are on sale now  

Upcoming Home Events:

November 3

  • 1 p.m. – Men’s Soccer vs. Navy – Reeves Field

November 4

  • 11a.m. – Field Hockey Patriot League Semifinals – Jacobs Complex

November 6

  • 12 p.m. – Field Hockey Patriot League Championship Game – Jacobs Complex

  • 2 p.m. – Men’s Soccer Patriot League Quarter Finals – Reeves Field
  • 6 p.m. – Wrestling vs. Sacred Heart & University of Virginia – Bender Arena

November 9

  • 3 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Pittsburgh – Bender Arena
  • 8 p.m. – Men’s Basketball vs. Marist – Bender Arena

November 13

  • 4 p.m. – Volleyball vs. Army – Bender Arena

**November 16

  • 7 p.m. – Volleyball Patriot League Quarter Finals – Bender Arena

November 18

  • 7:30 p.m. – Wrestling vs. George Mason – Bender Arena

November 23

  • 7 p.m. – Women’s Basketball vs. George Mason – Bender Arena

**contingent on whether AU hosts

Fans are required to follow AU policy masks and show proof of vaccination to attend events inside Bender Arena.

Men’s Basketball

The return of both a full non-conference slate and double round-robin Patriot League play highlight the 2021-22 American University men's basketball schedule. Click HERE for the full men's basketball schedule.

Show your support and save more than 40 percent on AU Men's Basketball by purchasing season tickets and lock in the same great seat for all 12 men’s home games all season long, as well as all 13 women’s basketball home games. All season ticket holders receive reserved seats to home games, priority seating to postseason games, and priority for NCAA Tournament tickets. Your season tickets may also be shared via e-mail or text to friends, family, and colleagues. 

Pricing for various season ticket packages:

  • Premium Sideline Reserved (Sections 102 to 105): $200
  • Sideline Reserved (Sections 101 & 106): $170
  • AU Young Alumni / Faculty & Staff (Sections 102 to 105): $160
  • AU Young Alumni / Faculty & Staff (Sections 101 & 106): $99
  • End Zone Reserved Adult: $90
  • End Zone Reserved Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+): $50

A six percent DC Sales Tax will be added at checkout. To purchase your season tickets today, e-mail or call 202.885.TIXX.

For the latest on American University Men's Basketball, stay tuned to and follow the team on Twitter (@AU_MBasketball) and Instagram (@au_mbasketball).

“Starting Five” Mini-Plan

Secure seats for AU Men's Basketball opening night and to four other games of your choice. Mini-plan holders receive sideline-reserved tickets in Sections 101-102 or 105-106 for five games at the low price of $85. Click here to purchase by November 9. 

"Bender Weekender" Mini-Plan

Secure sideline reserved tickets in Sections 101-102 or 105-106 to ALL FIVE weekend home games for just $85. Tickets are available at now through January 1.

For the latest on American University Men's Basketball, stay tuned to and follow the team on Twitter (@AU_MBasketball) and Instagram (@au_mbasketball).

Women’s Basketball

AU’s women’s basketball team will play a full non-conference slate, including four home games and two local opponents. Click HERE for the full women's basketball schedule release.

Save more than 23 percent by purchasing general admission season tickets to all 13 home games in Bender Arena. Coach Megan Gebbia’s Eagles look to continue their momentum and strong play from last year's winning season and are looking forward to playing in front of AU fans this season. Your season tickets may also be shared via e-mail or text to friends, family, and colleagues. In addition to regular home games, season ticket holders receive priority seating to postseason games and priority for NCAA Tournament tickets.


General Admission Season Ticket Adult: $80

General Admission Season Ticket Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+): $50

"Bender Weekender” Mini-Plan

Secure seats for just $35 to ALL FIVE weekend women's home games this season.

Tickets are available at now through December 5.

**6% D.C. Sales Tax Added at Checkout** 

For the latest on American University Women's Basketball, stay tuned to and follow the team on Twitter (@AU_WBasketball) and Instagram (@auwbasketball).


Fans of AU wrestling have plenty to be excited about as the new season will feature eight home dates and 10 total opponents including matchups with Ohio State, Rutgers, Virginia and Maryland. Click HERE for the full wrestling schedule.

Save more than 30 percent by purchasing season tickets to all 10 home duals in Bender Arena.

Pricing:Adult – General Admission: $45Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+) – General Admission: $25

Bring a group and save more than 40 percent.$3 per person (10+)$2 per person (25+)

Individual matches:Adult – General Admission: $8Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+) – General Admission: $5Military/Veterans – General Admission: Free Admission with Identification

Click here to purchase wrestling season tickets.

For group inquiries e-mail or call 202.885.TIXX (8499).

Bender Arena Sky Box Rentals

Luxury seating at an affordable price includes 20 tickets plus snacks and soft drinks for you and your guests. Custom catering also is available and is perfect for office outings or parties. Call (202) 885-TIXX (8499) for date availability.

Birthday Packages

Have a birthday coming up? Looking for somewhere to celebrate? American University Athletics would love to help you celebrate at Bender Arena for a basketball game or wrestling match this winter with mascot Clawed the Eagle. Parties includes cake or pizza, drinks, a gift, souvenirs for all guests, and the name of the person celebrating their birthday will appear on the videoboard.  A minimum of 10 attendees is required. Please call (202) 885-TIXX to inquire on availability.

AU Men's Basketball Games

$15 per person for reserved end zone seating

$22 per person for reserved sideline seating

AU Women's Basketball or Wrestling

$15 per person for general admission seating

Films Across Borders: Stories in a Changing World Featuring Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

The Films Across Borders film festival, co-presented by American University, invites you to join in for a live virtual conversation with filmmaker Judith Helfand about her film Cooked: Survival By Zip Code on November 4 at 6 p.m. The conversation will be moderated by Executive Director of The Center for Environmental Filmmaking and SOC Professor Maggie Burnette Stogner. 

The film is an award-winning feature documentary about extreme heat, the politics of disaster, and survival by Zip Code. In July 1995, a heat wave overtook Chicago as high humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126 degrees. City roads buckled, rails warped, electric grids failed, thousands became ill, and people died by the hundreds. Peabody award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand explores this drama that, when peeled away, reveals the less newsworthy but long-term crisis of pernicious poverty, economic, and social isolation and racism.

Films Across Borders, a showcase of critically acclaimed films, documentaries, and shorts from around the world, returns for a seventh year this fall. The theme for 2021 focuses on Stories in a Changing World. The film festival is a partnership with more than 20 embassies, cultural organizations, arts institutions, and environmental groups.

Launched in 2014, Films Across Borders raises awareness about highly relevant themes by combining international films and panel discussions with filmmakers and special guests.

To attend, RSVP:

Community Liaison Committee Meets December 7

American University’s Community Liaison Committee (CLC) will hold a quarterly meeting on Tuesday, December 7. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. 

To register for the meeting, visit the registration page.  Prior to the meeting, each registrant will receive an email and a calendar invite from Justice & Sustainability Associates with information on how to access the meetings. 

The CLC was established to foster positive relations and to maintain regular communication between the university and its neighbors. As specified in the D.C. Zoning Commission Order for AU’s 10-year Campus Plan, the CLC comprises individuals from neighboring community organizations and representatives from the university. 

Additional information on the CLC, including meeting agendas and minutes can be found at the CLC website