The Student Life Office is at the heart of your daily life at The American University of Rome!

We strive to complement the academic mission of the University by providing and supporting opportunities for learning through extra-curricular activities. The activities and facilities that we offer strive to promote students’ personal growth, leadership development, social responsibility, multicultural competence, and intellectual inquiry. Our staff are committed to providing you with superb service in an engaging environment to entice your participation in formal and informal activities.


Sports, Clubs, and Social Activities


Meet the student life team

The Student Life Office is also your resource center for… anything! You can use this office as a source of general information, advice and guidance. Come and meet the team.

ResGrad Program

The Res Grads (Resident Assistants) are AUR students who combine their enthusiasm for Italy and their knowledge about its lifestyle, cuisine and traditions to create an unforgettable student life experience for the AUR student body.

Field Trips

Student Life frequently organize field trips to cultural and scenic hot-spots within Italy. Sign up for a day-trip to Assissi or a weekend exploring Pompeii & Naples.

Social Activities

There are many social activities on and off campus that are organized by Student Life or by Student Government. These range from trips around Italy and Europe to cooking pasta in the garden at lunchtime.


Sports & Athletics

AUR students enjoy an traditional American university athletics sporting life in Rome - from Yoga to soccer to volleyball. Pick your sport and join in!

Student Clubs & Groups

There is a large range of diverse and fully inclusive clubs and activities at AUR. Some are faculty-led and some are student-led, but all are dynamic and fun and we encourage all new students to get involved.


Helping you get here and get settled


Student Housing at AUR

One of the most important aspects of your time at AUR will be your living arrangements: where you live, and who you live with. Find out about AUR Housing here

Visas, permits & Paperwork

This is your guide to visas and associated documentation requirements. It can all seem a bit confusing - but we're here to help you through it!

What to bring with you

Our guide to picking and packing the essentials! You'll be with us a while but don't think that you have to bring everything and the kitchen sink.

Health Insurance

Italian law requires that all non-Italian students living in Italy have medical insurance. AUR works with Italy4you to assist you in obtaining a high-quality health insurance that will fulfill your immigration requirements.


Living in Rome and at AUR


Living in the Eternal City

Coming to a new city and a new country can be nerve wracking, we know. But, give it a few weeks and you'll understand why so many people fall in love with Rome.

Rome - Tips & Tricks!

Day-to-day life in Rome can be an adventure... We have some super insider tips and tricks for taming the city and making it your own. This page is invaluable!

Safety & Security

The University is located in a well-patrolled and exceptionally quiet area of Rome in close proximity to embassies and embassy residences and our safety record is exemplary.

AUR's Student Handbook

This Student Handbook of Policies and Code of Conduct is your guide to AUR. It contains University policies and procedures as well as useful information for living in Rome and at AUR.