American University's (AU) main campus is located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.
For directions to and from AU by car, plane, train and subway, consult our directions guides (to the right under "Downloads").
The Katzen Arts Center is located on Massachusetts Avenue NW across from our main campus.
When you arrive at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue NW and Glover Gate, turn into the Katzen Parking garage and follow the signs to level P2.
Parking is by guest permit only from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. No permit is needed after 5 p.m. or on weekends. If you have preregistered your visit, your confirmation packet contains your permit. If you have not preregistered, you will need to see the attendant at the Welcome Center on the second floor and ask for a guest parking permit. It will be necessary to return to your vehicle to display the permit on the dashboard.
American University has negotiated discounted rates with local area hotels located conveniently to the campus. Discounted university rates are provided for guests of AU, faculty, staff, and current students for business or personal travel. Prospective students and their families that are visiting the University may also book rooms at the discounted rates. A small percentage of the proceeds from reservations made here will be returned to AU to support university programs and initiatives.
Reservations for travel can be booked directly with the hotel.
Taking the Metro
The closest subway (the Metro) station to AU is the Tenleytown-AU stop on the Red line. For information on the subway fares, schedules and and service status, please visit the Metro Web page at http://wmata.com/.