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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.


There are many hotels convenient to AU, among them:

Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion
4300 Military Road, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Driving directions

Phone: 202-362-9300
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Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Driving directions
Phone: 202-338-4600

Hilton Garden Inn
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
Driving Directions
Phone: 301-654-8111

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Driving directions
Phone: 202-328-2000
Fax: 202-234-0015

Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Driving directions
Phone: 301-652-2000

Courtyard Chevy Chase
5520 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Driving Directions
Phone: 301-656-1500

Additional Info

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

Self-Guided Tours

No time for an information session and guided tour? You can pick up one of our self-guided tour maps from outside the Admissions Welcome Center at the Katzen Arts Center.