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Events and Programs for the AU Community

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.

Students sitting on the quad during summer

Summer Sessions

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

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Children in an art workshop with teachers and parents

Kids at Katzen

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

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Someone lifting weights

Fitness at AU

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

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Clockwise from top left: Imbolo Mbue, Jan Wagner, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Nnedi Okorafor

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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DC Reads participants

Community Service Projects

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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