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 “American Grill” section, you can always find French fries, chicken, hot dogs, and burgers. In the “Comfort Zone,” 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 “Firewok” 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.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.
Anderson Computer Lab
The Anderson Computing Complex has over one-hundred and sixty internet-ready Windows XP 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.
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.
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.