From northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore)
Follow I-95 south to I-495 west toward Silver Spring. (See “From I-495” below.)
From northwest of Washington (western Pennsylvania, westernMaryland)
Follow I-270 south. Where I-270 divides, follow the right-handbranch toward northern Virginia. (Do not take the branch towardWashington.) Merge with I-495 (Capital Beltway). (See “From I-495”below.)
From south or west of Washington (northern Virginia, Norfolk, Richmond,Charlottesville)
Follow I-95 north or I-66 east to I-495 (Capital Beltway). Take I-495 north toward Silver Spring.(See “From I-495” below.)
From I-495 (Capital Beltway)
Take exit 39 and follow the signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) east toward Washington. Continue east on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right onto Goldsboro Road (Maryland Route 614). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue NW (Maryland Route 396).
Continue on Massachusetts Avenue NW through the first traffic circle (Westmoreland
Circle). Continue one more mile to 4400 Massachusetts. The entrance to campus will be on your right. Follow the road through the tunnel and make a hard right turn into the Sports Center Parking Garage. Park ONLY on the 6th or 7th floor of the parking garage and enter into the Butler Pavilion doors.
Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport—the airport most convenient to AU—is approximately 30 minutes from campus during rush hour by cab. Washington Metro (subway) trains run daily from National Airport into downtown Washington on the yellow or blue lines. Transfer to the red line at Gallery Place station or Metro Center station in the direction of Shady Grove (Tenleytown/AU station).
Dulles International Airport is about 45 minutes from campus and Thurgood Marshall Baltimore/Washington International Airport is about one hour from campus. All three airports offer shuttle services to major hotels and meeting points in downtown Washington. Shuttle services cost between $15 and $40 one way, depending on your point of origin.
By Train and Subway
Amtrak trains regularly arrive in Washington at Union Station. Washington Metro (subway) trains run Monday through Thursday from 5 a.m. until midnight, Friday from 5 a.m. until 3 a.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. until midnight. The closest Metro stop to American University is Tenleytown/AU on the red line.
AU provides a free shuttle from the Tenleytown/AU Metro stop to campus. Directions to the shuttle are posted at the Metro. At the Metro station, take the escalator and exit to the east, which is on your left (look for the sign directing you to AU Shuttle stop). Once at street level, the shuttle stop is just a few yards ahead at the intersection of 40th Street and Albemarle Street. The shuttle runs on a continuous loop and departs every ten minutes. You need no special pass to ride. The shuttle will then be about a 5 minute ride to campus and you will want to exit at Ward Circle Building stop. You’ll cross the mall and enter the Butler Pavilion through the covered walkway next to Mary Graydon Center. The Butler Boardroom is on the 6th Floor of the Butler Pavilion.
Parking passes for the 6th and 7th floor of the Sport Center Garage the will be provided to attendees. The garage is located in the middle of campus and is connected to the Butler Pavilion.