Public Safety - Parking and Traffic Services

Parking Lot Information

General Parking Lot Information

General parking is available at American University for AU community members, visitors and guests of the University at the following locations: 

  • Nebraska Avenue Commuter Lot at the intersection of Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues, NW
  • Katzen Arts Center Garage on Massachusetts Avenue, NW (off of Ward circle)
  • School of International Service Garage on Nebraska Avenue, across from New Mexico Avenue.

Parking permits and payments are enforced Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Parking is $2.00 per hour or $16.00 per day. Complimentary parking is available after-hours and on weekends in these lots.

For campus maps, click the PDF link on the right.

Faculty/Staff Parking Lot Information

Full-Time/Part-Time faculty and staff and WCL faculty and staff are welcome to park in the following locations with a valid AU Full-Time/Part-Time permit or WCL faculty permit: Sports Center Garage, Hamilton Parking Lot, Kreeger/ Watkins Parking Lot, Public Safety Roadway, Jack Child Hall, Beeghly Roadway, Asbury Lot, Asbury Roadway, Katzen Arts Center Garage, Nebraska Avenue Parking Lot, SIS Garage, and Centennial Garage. Spaces are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Adjunct faculty and staff with a valid Adjunct Faculty permit are required to park in Nebraska Avenue Parking Lot, Katzen Arts Center Garage, or the SIS Garage.

Parking permits and payments in these locations are enforced Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Complimentary parking is available after-hours and on weekends in these lots.

For campus maps, click the PDF link on the right.

Resident Student Parking Lot Information

The following Resident Student Parking Lots are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are a student with a parking permit for the lots listed below, you may also park in the Nebraska Avenue Parking Lot or Katzen Garage with your valid Resident Student Parking Permit displayed properly on your vehicle.

For campus maps, click the PDF link to the right.

Centennial Hall Parking Garage

Centennial Hall Parking Garage is now a mixed use lot due to construction on campus. Residents as well as faculty and staff may park in the garage with a valid resident or faculty/staff permit properly displayed on the vehicle.

Commuter Student Parking Lot Information

Commuter Students displaying a valid Commuter Student Permit are required to park in either the Nebraska Avenue Parking Lot or in the Katzen Arts Center Garage. Spaces are also available for hourly and daily purchase at the Pay-As-You-Go machines located in the parking lots.