Commencement | Public Safety


American University welcomes all guests. To ensure the comfort of our guests and in accordance with local fire safety laws, aisles must be kept clear at all times. Guests are asked to cooperate with ushers and public safety officers and to keep designated areas clear.

No large bags (backpacks, briefcases, duffel bags, etc.) will be permitted inside Bender Arena. Large signs, banners, noise makers and other objects that impede visibility or sound will not be permitted.


Articles may be deposited and retrieved at the Bender Arena concession stand, near the main entrance to the Arena. Unretrieved items will be taken to Public Safety after commencement weekend. To contact Public Safety after commencement, call 202-885-2527.

Getting to Campus

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

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