AU is accessible from all three major airports located in the metropolitan area. Reagan National Airport near downtown Washington, DC, is accessible to the AU campus by Metro (subway) and taxi.
AU is located less than a mile from the Tenleytown/American University Metro Station and shuttle service is provided daily to the Metro for AU students, faculty, staff and summer conference guests at no additional charge. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes from 7:00 am until 12:30am and hours are extended on weekends. The AU shuttle is accessible for any individuals with mobility considerations.
Taxis are often available by calling from the front desk of any residence hall.
Parking Arrangements and Logistics
In an effort to decrease the carbon footprint on campus, alternatives to parking, such as use of public transportation, are strongly encouraged. However, if you require parking on campus this summer, please keep the following in mind:
Metered parking is available at the School of International Service (SIS) and at the Katzen Arts Center. The day rate is $16.00. Pay-As-You-Go machines accept cash and major credit cards and are located in the elevator lobbies of SIS and Katzen.
Monthly parking permits need to be purchased in advance from Parking and Traffic Services. Any special requests or handicap parking permits must be accompanied by a doctor’s notice to Public Safety upon arrival to campus. All final requests for parking permits are due no less than two weeks prior to the start date of your conference program.
All vehicles are required to park in designated parking lots. Parking in front of buildings is only approved for loading and unloading purposes only.
Directions to American University and the School of International Services and the Katzen Arts Center parking lots are located at american.edu/maps.
Zipcar specials: Consider leaving your car at home and take advantage of the Zipcar program! Zipcar has partnered with American University to give guests access to vehicles on campus, D.C., and around the world 24/7. Reserve for as little as one hour or up to seven days with rates starting at $8.00/hr and $69.00/day. The best part is that gas, insurance, 180 miles, and legal curbside parking in D.C. are all included. To learn more about Zipcar, visit zipcar.com/AU.