American University is located
on Ward Circle, at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska
Avenues, NW, in Washington, DC.
From northeast of Washington
(New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore), follow Interstate
95 south to Interstate 495 west toward Silver Spring. See from Interstate
495 (Capital Beltway).
From south or west of
Washington (Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottsville) follow interstate
95 north or Interstate 66 east to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway.
Follow Interstate 495 north. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).
From northwest of Washington
(western Pennsylvania, western Maryland), follow Interstate
270 south. Where Interstate 270 divides, follow the right-hand branch
toward norther Virginia (not towards Washington). Merge with Interstate
495, the Capital Beltway, and soon afterwards take exit 39, River
Road. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).
From Interstate 495
(Capital Beltway), take exit 39 and carefully follow the
signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) east toward Washington.
Continue east on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right
onto Goldsboro Road (Maryland Route 614). At the first traffic light,
turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue (Maryland Route 396). Continue
on Massachusetts Avenue for about two miles, through the first traffic
circle (Westmoreland Circle). About on mile further on, enter a
second traffic circle (Ward Circle). Take the first right turn out
of the circle, onto Nebraska Avenue. The campus is on your right.
From Nebraska Avenue,
you may enter the university's visitor parking lot by turning left
at the first traffic light onto New Mexico Avenue and then left
into the parking lot adjacent to the Metropolitan Memorial United
Methodist Church. Or you may drive directly onto the campus by driving
past the first traffic light on Nebraska Avenue and turning right
at the first gate. Very shortly, you will see a campus map on the
right. It will direct you to the The Admissions Welcome Center*.
*(On May 13, 2008, the Welcome Center will move from Centennial Hall to Katzen Arts Center, Room 151. The Welcome Center will return to Centennial Hall in mid-August 2008. Also, the Welcome Center will be closed on June 5, July 4 and August 8, 2008.)
From Union Station,
National Airport or downtown Washington: Washington's Metrorail
opens 5:30 a.m. weekdays and 8:00 a.m. weekends. It closes at midnight
Sunday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday nights, it stays open
until 2:00 a.m.The closest Metro stop to American University is
Tenleytown/AU (also called Tenley Circle) on the Red Line. Metro
buses run regularly from Tenley Circle to American's campus, less
than a mile away. Metro can give you information on specific route
and timetables for buses and trains. Call its information service
at (202) 637-7000, or you can contact the Admissions Office for
a free AU shuttle pass and schedule information for AU's campus