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Warhawk Weekly 5–12: AUM offering financial assistance; Summer Payment Plans; Celebrating graduates

NEWS

  • AUM offering millions in assistance
  • Summer Payment Plan available
  • Celebrating the Spring 2020 graduates
  • Join the Warhawk Activity Challenge
  • Zoom your way to improved fitness
  • Food Pantry sets summer schedule
  • Register summer and fall classes

AUM offering more than $11 million in assistance to students

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating financial hardships for college students and families nationwide, AUM has committed an all-time high of more than $11 million in scholarships and other forms of student support as it prepares to resume face-to-face classes for the fall semester.

Scholarships account for $8.5 million of that total funding, while AUM expects to return $2.5 million to students through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The university will also offer free laptop computers to freshman students enrolling for the Summer and Fall 2020 semesters.

Read more about AUM’s financial assistance in the AUM Pressroom.

Summer Payment Plan available

A payment plan for Summer 2020 is now available through June 12.

Celebrating the Spring 2020 graduates

While we can’t hold our usual May commencement ceremony in-person this weekend, we can still celebrate our spring Class of 2020.

Check out our ongoing series of Graduate Spotlights on our Facebook and Instagram pages, where you’ll find features on outstanding students like Elizabeth Meads and Karen Licari, among others.

AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton shared his congratulations with the Spring Class of 2020 virtually, and we look forward to celebrating with graduates in-person on August 15.

If you’re a new graduate of AUM, send your selfie, name, hometown, major and post-graduation plans to pr@aum.edu.

Join the Warhawk Activity Challenge

Get active for a good cause while maintaining your social distance. Join in on the Warhawk Activity Challenge through May 17. Run, walk, stroll, dance, swim, or engage in anything else that works up a sweat. The event will help raise money for AUM’s Student Assistance Fund, which helps students experiencing unexpected financial hardships.

Get the details and join the challenge!

Zoom your way to improved fitness

AUM’s Wellness Center continues to offer virtual group fitness classes via Zoom. Work up a sweat without leaving your home. Email achampi3@aum.edu to register for your choice of classes and you’ll receive a Zoom link with your confirmation.

This week’s offerings include:

Wednesday
10 a.m. – Rebecca – Yoga
Noon – Angel – Body Barre
5:30 p.m. – Erin – Tabata, Cardio & Abs

Thursday
9 a.m. – Brenda – Cardio & Strength
11 a.m. – Mel – Stretch & Stability
3 p.m. – Monette – Zumba

Friday
Noon – Angel – Jungle Body-Konga
4 p.m. – Rebecca – Yoga

View previous classes in our YouTube playlist.

Food Pantry sets summer schedule

The University Honors Program Food Pantry will continue to serve students during the summer semester. Hours of operation will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Game Lounge at The Nest.

Students can obtain non-perishable food and personal hygiene items by presenting a valid AUM ID at the door. Students can obtain up to 10 items during a visit.

Interested in supporting the Food Pantry? Email honors@aum.edu for details.

Register for summer and fall classes

Attention, returning students: Don’t forget to register for summer and fall classes.

You can get ahead on your degree by taking online coursework during the summer. Keep your degree plans on track. Register online now!