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The Spring Valley Building is located at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.  The IMT office is located on the 4th floor of the Spring Valley Building. Street parking is available. Visitors using the AU shuttle coming from AU main campus should get off at Spring Valley stop located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and 48th Street. Metro riders should stop at the Tenleytown/AU metro stop and continue on with the AU Shuttle to the Spring Valley building.

By Car:

From northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore), follow Interstate 95 south to Interstate 495 west toward Silver Spring. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).

From south or west of Washington (Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville) follow interstate 95 north or Interstate 66 east to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow Interstate 495 north. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).

From northwest of Washington (western Pennsylvania, western Maryland), follow Interstate 270 south. Where Interstate 270 divides, follow the right-hand branch toward norther Virginia (not towards Washington). Merge with Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway, and soon afterwards take exit 39, River Road. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).

From Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway), take exit 39 and carefully 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 (Maryland Route 396). Continue on Massachusetts Avenue for about 2 miles.  Continue through  Westmoreland Circle and exit onto Massachusetts Avenue. The Spring Valley building is located on the left hand side at 4801 Massachusetts Avenue. 

By Bus or Metro:

From Union Station, National Airport or downtown Washington: Washington's Metro trains start running at 5:00 a.m. on weekdays and at 7:00 a.m. on weekends. Metro trains stop running at midnight on Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, trains run until 3 a.m. the next day. (Be sure to consult the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (Metro) website for the latest information on opening and closing times, for special holiday schedules, trip planning, and route maps.)

The closest Metro stop to American University is Tenleytown/AU (also called Tenley Circle) on the Red Line. Metro buses run regularly from Tenley Circle to American's campus, less than a mile away. Metro can give you information on specific route and timetables for buses and trains. Call its information service at (202) 637-7000, or you can contact the Admissions Office for a free AU shuttle pass and schedule information for AU's campus shuttle. Note: AU's shuttle also stops at the Spring Valley building at Massachusetts and 48th.