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University Center

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  • University Center
    202-885-3900
    Fax: 202-885-1534
    Mary Graydon, Room 274

    Elmore, Michael
    Senior Director, University Center & Student Activities

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Directions to the University Center

How to get here from within campus!

 From Nebraska Parking Lot (New Mexico Ave side):

From the corner of Nebraska   Ave and New   Mexico Avenue, you want to cross the street heading towards the School of International Service.  Continue right on Nebraska Avenue until you see a small parking lot on your left hand side between the School of International   Service and Hurst Hall.  Walk through this parking lot between the two buildings in order to get to the Main Quad of American University.  From there take the pathway towards the flagpole area.  Once you get to the flagpole area, the building straight ahead with the arched entrance is the Mary Graydon Center.

From Nebraska Parking Lot (Ward Circle Side):

From the corner of Nebraska   Ave and Ward   Circle, you want to cross the street heading towards the Ward Building.  Continue left on Nebraska Avenue until you see a small walkway entrance on your right hand side between the Ward Building and Hurst Hall.  Walk through this pathway between the two buildings in order to get to the Main Quad of American University. From there take the walkway towards the flagpole area which will be located on your left hand side once you cross through the walkway.  Once you get to the flagpole area, the building straight ahead with the arched entrance is the Mary Graydon Center.

From Nebraska   Avenue Shuttle Stop (located in front of Nebraska Hall):

The AU shuttle should let you off in front of Nebraska Ave residence hall.  Next to the residence hall, you will see Katzen Arts Center, continue down the sidewalk towards the main entrance of the Katzen Arts Center located on Massachusetts Avenue.  You want to continue on the sidewalk until you come to a traffic light in front of the Katzen Arts Center.  At the light located in front of the Katzen Arts Center, you want to cross the street and continue walking through the Glover Gate entrance of American University.  Continue on the pathway towards the flagpole area which should be straight ahead of you.  Once you reach the flagpole area, you will notice a small walkway on your left hand side in between the Kogod building and the Batelle building.  Take that walkway toward the Main Quad of American University. Once you reach the Main Quad area, you will see a second flagpole area on your right hand side; continue down the pathway to the second flagpole area.  Once you get to the flagpole area, the building straight ahead with the arched entrance is the Mary Graydon Center.

From North Side Shuttle Shop (between Ward Building and Hurst Hall):

The AU shuttle should let you off in front of a pathway between the Ward Building and Hurst Hall.  Walk through this pathway between the two buildings in order to get to the Main Quad of American University. From there take the walkway towards the flagpole area which will be located on your left hand side once you cross through the walkway.  Once you get to the flagpole area, the building straight ahead with the arched entrance is the Mary Graydon Center.


From South Side Shuttle Stop (by South Side Residence Halls):

The AU shuttle should let you off just outside the South Side residence hall area.  Walk through the pathway leads between Letts and Anderson Halls (in this process you should cross under two bridges.)  Once you pass through the 2nd bridge, you should see a domed building (McKinley building) in front of you on your right hand side.  There is a walkway which continues around the left side of McKinley, take that walkway until you reach the Main Quad of American University.  Once you reach the Main Quad, continue on the walkway towards the flagpole area which should be located on your left hand side.  Once you get to the flagpole area, the building straight ahead with the arched entrance is the Mary Graydon Center.

From Katzen Arts Center/Katzen Parking Garage:

At the light located in front of the Katzen Arts Center, you want to cross the street and continue walking through the Glover Gate entrance of American University.  Continue on the pathway towards the flagpole area which should be straight ahead of you.  Once you reach the flagpole area, you will notice a small walkway on your left hand side in between the Kogod building and the Batelle building.  Take that walkway toward the Main Quad of American University. Once you reach the Main Quad area, you will see a second flagpole area on your right hand side; continue down the pathway to the second flagpole area.  Once you get to the flagpole area, the building straight ahead with the arched entrance is the Mary Graydon Center.

From Butler Pavilion Parking Garage:

The Butler Pavilion parking Garage has six main floors.  All floors are accessible to Mary Graydon Center through a doorway that leads inside the building.  On each floor, the following spaces are located:

2nd Floor: Athletic Department Offices

3rd Floor: Campus Store, Tavern, and Main Quad

4th Floor: Office of Campus Life, Mary Graydon Center 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms

5th Floor: School of Communication, Career Center

6th Floor: School of Communication, Butler Conference Room, Butler Board Room

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