Congratulations on your entrance into American University! Below you will find a schedule of orientation events set for Friday, August 26, at the Katzen Arts Center's Abramson Family Recital Hall. These events are intended to familiarize you with the campus of AU and the faculty/staff in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Events at Katzen Arts Center, Abramson Family Recital Hall:
Orientation & Speakers
Note: Some departments will be holding orientation sessions for their incoming graduate students on Friday. Individual departments will make their own announcements regarding these plans. Please contact your department to inquire about separate sessions.
Ins and Outs
Getting to AU and Around Washington: AU runs a shuttle bus service (both the Red and Blue Lines stop at the Katzen Arts Center) from the main campus to the Tenleytown/AU Metro stop, which is approximately three quarters of a mile from AU’s main campus. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes from 7:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. Hours are extended on weekends. Guests can get a taxi at the AU taxi stand, located near the Asbury Building on campus or by calling for a taxi.
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) or taxi. Dulles International Airport is accessible by taxi, shuttle service and a special shuttle connecting to Metro’s Orange Line subway. Baltimore/Washington International Airport is accessible by shuttle and by Amtrak and MARC trains that run to Washington's Union Station. Guests can then travel on Metro’s Red Line