Public Safety - Parking and Traffic Services

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  • Parking and Traffic Services
    202-885-3111
    parking@american.edu
    Lower Level Letts Hall Suite 1

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    Mon.-Thurs., 8 am - 5:30 pm, Fri. 8 am - 5pm

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Parking & Transit Guide

Parking & Transit Guide Fall 2014 (PDF)

Faculty/Staff Permit Distribution

As of last Friday, October 3rd, the AU Office of Parking &Traffic Services completed two weeks of off-site permit distribution of the new Faculty/Staff permits at seven locations for individuals enrolled in payroll deductions. Over the next couple months, please be aware of the following dates as we move to ensure that all displayed Faculty/Staff permits are up to date:

  • November 1, 2014: All old (grey) Faculty/Staff stickers will be invalid. Vehicles displaying these invalid permits will be issued warning citations instructing the permit holder to visit the Parking Office located in Lower Level Letts, Suite 1 to obtain valid (red) permits and update the application on file (if necessary).
  • December 1, 2014: PSAs will begin issuing citations for "Absence of Current Permit" to all vehicles displaying the invalid (grey) permits.

In order for enrolled Faculty/Staff members to obtain their new (red) permits, they simply need to bring their AU ID (or a valid Photo ID) to the Office of Parking &Traffic Services during regular business hours (8 am - 5:30 pm, Mon. - Thurs., 8 am - 5 pm, Fri.). At time of pickup, permit holders will be asked to confirm the vehicle information they have on file. If adding a new vehicle, please be sure to provide the new vehicle's registration or a permit will not be issued. Permits being displayed on vehicles not matching the information on file are subject to a $150 fine.If you have further questions or concerns regarding these changes, please call the Office of Parking &Traffic Services at 202-885-3111.

Information & Questions

Parking Enforcement

Parking regulations are enforced at all times. Violators are subject to citation, vehicle immobilization, tow and/or conduct referral.

Non-Affiliate Parking

Non-affiliated and unapproved persons are not permitted to park on campus. Only persons conducting official business with American University are permitted to park on campus. Approved non-affiliates include University Guests, University Volunteers & Interns, Prospective Students and Campus Vendors.

Parking Options

A valid permit or Pay-As-You-Go is required Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., in all general parking spaces. A valid permit is required at all times in reserved parking spaces.

Faculty & Staff Monthly Permit

  • $126.00 per month via payroll deduction or cash/credit
  • Valid in all general parking spaces
  • Apply online and pick-up the permit at the Parking Office

Commuter Student Permit

  • $506.00 per semester via student accounts or cash/credit
  • Valid in all general parking spaces
  • Apply online and pick-up the permit at the Parking Office

Resident Student Permit

  • $506.00 per semester via student accounts or cash/credit
  • Valid in all general parking spaces
  • Apply online and pick-up the permit at the Parking Office

Occasional Parking Permit

  • Available for commuter students, faculty and staff
  • Accommodates commuters that drive to campus on an infrequent basis
  • Purchase up to 15 single-use, scratch-off hangtag permits per month
  • Limited to one purchase per month
  • Expire at the end of the calendar year
  • The permit cost is pro-rated based on the number of permits purchased
  • Valid in all general parking spaces
  • Apply online and pick-up the permit at the Parking Office

Occasional Parking Permit Pricing

Parking Uses Per Month Cost Per Use Monthly Cost
1-5 $4.00 $4.00-$20.00
6-10 $5.00 $25.00-$45.00
11-15 $6.00 $51.00-$75.00

Campus Vendors & Contractors

Contact parking@american.edu for more information about vendor and contractor parking.

Pay-As-You-Go Hourly & Daily Parking

  • $2.00 per hour or $16.00 per day
  • Remember your space number and pay immediately after parking
  • Available in the Katzen Arts Center Garage or the School of International Service Garage
  • Pay-As-You-Go Machines accept cash and major credit cards. They are located in the elevator lobbies of Katzen Arts Center and the School of International Service

AU Parking Map

AU Campus Parking