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Military & Veteran Community

Commuter Resources

Many members of our military community choose to live off campus and commute to AU. Although you may not live on campus, we hope that you make efforts to make the university feel like home. We have a number of resources that will help to manage your life as a commuter student.

Commuter Lounge: In 2012, American University opened a commuter student lounge in the East Quad Building and a Commuter Corner in the Library. Both spaces provide a comfortable environment for students to meet up with classmates, finish homework, or just hang out. Both spaces offer day lockers for students. All students are welcome to use these spaces.

Parking: American University provides on campus parking for commuter students for a fee. Please contact Parking and Traffic Services at 202-885-3111 or

Off Campus Housing: Housing and Dining Programs offers resources to students living or looking to live off campus. Please take advantage of all the supports that are provided for you.