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 & Traffic Alerts

Summer Student Permit Application: Available for pickup beginning Monday, May 4, 2015, valid starting May 11, 2015.

May 9-10, 2015: Commencement Parking for Faculty & Staff

April 2015: Admissions Events Impacting Sports Center Garage

Parking & Transit Guide

Parking & Transit Guide Fall 2014 (PDF)

Faculty/Staff Permit Distribution

On October 3, 2014, the AU Office of Parking and 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. 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 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday). 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 and 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 - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 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
  • These permits are not transferable and nonrefundable, so please only purchase what you will use.

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