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Terrace Dining Room

TDR is the main dining hall on campus. It provides 3 meals a day to all students with an active Meal Plan for only a single Meal Swipe each. (If you’re on the 200 Meal Block Plan, that equals 200 Meal Swipes.) TDR offers a variety of meals every day. At the “Sizzle” section, you can always find French fries, Sweet potato fries,  chicken, hot dogs, Grilled Portobello mushrooms and burgers. In the “Bliss” Section you will find food that will soothe away all the pains of classes from mashed potatoes to make-your-own tacos. The salad, sandwich, and bagel bars, combined with the incredible panini machine, create mouthwatering melts of all varieties. The “Chopping Block” station is a great source of stir fry and there is always pizza baking in the ovens. Piles of fruit, cereal of all kind, and vegetarian/vegan options await you inside TDR. The above is just a small selections of what awaits at TDR including Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. More info is available Here  It is located on the terrace level of Mary Graydon Center, or MGC.
Hours of Operation: • Monday – Friday • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Lite Fare: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. • Saturday – Sunday • Brunch: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. • But be careful!!!!!! You need to make your Meal Swipes last the entire semester.

Additional Dining Options

In addition to the TDR American University provides for a variety of Dining Alternatives to suit every taste, desire and time of day. Some Dining options on campus include: P.O.D. Market, SUBWAY, Starbucks, BENE Pizza & Pasta, Elevation Burger, Global Fresh, University Center Club, Freshii, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Argo Tea. For more information click the links below.




Anderson Computer Lab

The Anderson Computing Complex has over one-hundred and sixty internet-ready Windows 7 or Mac computers. Some of the available programs on these computers are Microsoft Office, Netscape Communicator/Composer, and Internet Explorer. There are also printers available in the facility that can be paid for with EagleBuck$. If students are in a rush to print a last-minute paper and the library is full, this is a great place to visit. The helpful staff at the front desk can tackle any technological matters that may come up.


University Library

The University Library is generally open 24 hours during the week days and Sundays. It has four levels and includes a small dining area in the lower level. The Library also offers Classes and Workshops on library and research skills, Online Tutorials and Research Guides, Subject Oriented Lists of Resources, and Database Trials.

Jacob Fitness Center

The Jacobs Fitness Center is a state-of-the-art facility that provides quality health and fitness services to the entire AU community. The Fitness Center was made possible by a generous donation from William I Jacobs, former Chairman of the American University Board of Trustees and Class of 1966. It also offers group classes as well as instructional programs and personal training.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center, located in McCabe on the first floor is a location for students to take care of their health needs. The dedicated team of doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and patient care representatives are here to help make the college/grad school experience a healthy and productive one.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides health education resources and programs for AU students. The Wellness Center's mission is to provide students with wellness resources, to promote healthy lifestyles, reduce risk behaviors and offer a safe, non-discriminatory environment.

Academic Support & Access Center

American University students are fortunate to have access to master's level learning specialists and academic support counselors in the Academic Support and Access Center. We are here to help you do your best in your classes. Individual appointments can be scheduled to discuss topics such as time management, reading skills, note taking, study strategies, and speaking in public

Center for Diversity & Inclusion

The mission of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) is to advance American University's commitment to respecting & valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison for students, staff, and faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. To achieve this mission, the center is dedicated to:       

  • Enhancing LGBTQ, multicultural, first generation, and women's experiences on campus; 
  •  Promoting student retention, graduation, and academic achievement;
  • Collaborating with campus partners, in particular those that work with international students, students with disabilities and students with active religious affiliations to create a safe, supportive & empowering community for all, regardless of identity

American University Campus Store

The Campus Store is where you may by books for you classes, American University branded products, technology, office supplies and so much more

Banking on Campus

Capital One Bank® is the only bank branch on campus! It's easy to bank between classes. There's a branch and seven ATMs right on campus! Whether you need to open an account or want to learn more about what we can do for you, we're within walking distance. Stop by our branch at the Mary Graydon Center and meet our Branch Manager, Lindsay Michaud, or give us a call at 202-537-2800.

P.O.D. Market

P.O.D. Market combines the corner store with the style of a modern market, featuring grab 'n go dining options for breakfast, lunch or any time of day, including: freshly-prepared breakfast sandwiches, burritos, wraps, sushi and salads, as well as fresh produce, bakery and coffee selections and traditional essentials found in a convenience store.

AU Central

AU Central brings together in a centralized location the front-line student services related to student accounts, financial aid, registration and Veterans benefits. Our team of student services counselors is ready to assist you with your financial and registration related questions. Please utilize the Directory of Services below to find answers to commonly asked questions.

Kay Spiritual Life Center

Kay spiritual Life Center is the home for religious life on campus. open to a wide variety of religion. Simply click on Kay Spiritual Life Center and you will be directed to their schedule of worship and events calendar.

Eric Friedheim Quadrangle

Eric Friedheim Quadrangle, “the quad” to the AU community, is the lush green center of the American University campus. The quad, anchored by the Bender Library on the south and Kay Spiritual Life Center on the north and flanked by the university’s major academic buildings, along the sides, is the center of the 85-acre campus.