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Events and Programs

We encourage all our neighbors and community members to attend lectures on campus, enjoy musical and theater performances, as well as art exhibits at the Katzen Arts Center. Please view a selection of our events and programs below.


Summer Sessions

Pre-college programs, summer institutes, online learning and more.

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Kids at Katzen

Kids at Katzen

Children ages five and older enjoy an array of art and music activities. 

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Fitness at AU

Runners socializing by starting line race banner

Sign up for a mind-body class, swim a few laps or train for AU's spring biathalon.

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Visiting Writers Series

In a city long known for its creative activity and writers, American University continues the tradition by serving as a lively venue for creative work by both established and emerging writers. 

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Reel Journalism

The School of Communication's Distinguished Journalist in Residence Nick Clooney hosts a film series and moderates panels of prominent newsmakers, movie starts and SOC alums. 

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Community Service Projects

DC Reads

The Community Service Center at American University promotes social justice and civic engagement via community service and community-based research and learning, both locally and globally. Its programs build bridges between the AU community and the diverse communities of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

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