Student Center Operations

Connect to the University Center through the information desk on the first floor of Mary Graydon, open 8 a.m. - midnight 7 days a week, or contact the University Information Line, (202) 885-1000, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Student Center Directory

  • Megabytes
  • Einstein Bagels
  • Global Fresh
  • Freshii
  • Elevation Burger
  • POD Express
  • POD
  • Terrace Dining Hall
  • Campus Bookstore

Academic Support and Access Center
 - MGC 243
Center for Community Engagement and Service
 - MGC 273
Center for Diversity and Inclusion
 - MGC 202 & 201
Counseling Center
- 214
University Center
 - MGC 271
Career Center 
 - Butler 5th Floor Suite
Dean of Students 
 - Butler 4th Floor Suite
International Student Scholar Services
 - Butler 4th Floor Suite
Office of Campus Life 
 - Butler 4th Floor Suite

The Bridge Cafe

First floor TV lounge

First floor corner lounge

Second floor corner lounges

The Tavern

Student Center Policies

Catering is available but not required for campus events except for events in MGC 2-5, only campus catering may serve this space. However, there are simple restrictions on serving food on campus:
  • Food must be prepackaged or come from a vendor
  • Food cannot be distributed in the Tavern while eateries are open
American University recognizes and encourages the congregation of students on campus. However, all events and gatherings must not impede the accessibility to university buildings and services. If egress is blocked, groups will be asked to relocate so our building may comply with fire code. 

  • Please do not tape flyers or directional signage to the walls. This leaves residue that peels paint and must be cleaned. The information desk has directional arrows that can display your signage
  • Due to concerns for student allergies please do not bring any latex items to your events. This includes latex gloves and latex balloons.
  • Glitter is not allowed for any event

Darcy Frailey

Darcy Frailey is the Associate Director of Facilities & Event Services.