Commencement | Campus Maps & Parking

General Info

The campus map indicates shuttle stops, disability parking, and drop-off points for commencement. Commencement ceremonies are held in Bender Arena. Doors open 45 minutes before each ceremony. Allow enough time to park and be seated ten minutes before the start of the ceremony, since the lobby is closed during the processional. There are no coat check facilities in Bender Arena. Graduates should leave coats, purses, etc. with a guest or locked in their vehicles. Please refer to the disability section of this site for more information on seating and other assistance for mobility and hearing impaired persons.


Shuttle Service

The university will provide complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the Tenleytown-AU Metro station, which is on Metro’s Red Line. Shuttle buses will run every 15 minutes from the Nebraska Avenue and south-side shuttle stops. Please note that service to and from the north-side shuttle stop will be limited throughout the day.

Getting to Campus

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Instructions for reaching American University provided by the Office of Campus Life.

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