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Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Fax: 202-895-4998

Office of Development and Alumni Relations
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
AU students walk through the amphitheater and arboretum.

Arboretum & Gardens

The AU campus is a designated arboretum and public garden. The 84 acre campus has a rich botanical history, and its many green spaces provide a place not only to gather, but to learn: art students often take inspiration from the landscape, and students at the School of International Service practice their geographic information sklls (GIS) by mapping the trees. Plaques will denote the common and botanical names of each tree, as well as their place of origin.

Opportunities exist to provide ongoing support for AU’s Arboretum, and to name small spaces, benches, and living features.

Arboretum Staff

  • Stephanie Destefano, Grounds Operations Coordinator
  • Mark Feist, Assistant Director, Grounds, Vehicle Maintenance, and Support Services
  • Jessica Lubell, Senior Groundskeeper - Arboretum Specialist
  • Mike Mastrota, Landscape Architect
  • Greg Wright, Grounds Maintenance Zone Supervisor

Campus Facilities

Learn more about exciting campus facilities that are helping to drive AU's rising reputation.

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