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:
Holiday Inn Georgetown
Hilton Garden Inn
Marriott Wardman Park
Doubletree Hotel Bethesda
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/.