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Venue & Travel

Directions & Hotel Accommodations

American University Address:
Constitution Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
Website

Public Transportation & Shuttle Information
American University is accessible from all three major airports located in the metropolitan area. Reagan National Airport, near downtown Washington, D.C. is accessible to the American University campus by Metro (subway) and taxi, Dulles International Airport is accessible by Metro (subway) taxi, and a shuttle service. Baltimore/ Washington International Airport is accessible by shuttle, Amtrak, and MARC trains that run to Washington D.C.’s Union Station. Guests can then travel on Metro’s Red Line from Union Station to the Tenleytown/ American University Metro Stop. 

American University is located less than a mile from the Tenleytown/ American University Metro Station and shuttle service is provided daily to the Metro for American University students, faculty, staff, and summer conference guests at no additional charge. The shuttle schedule can be found at https://www.american.edu/finance/transportation/shuttle.cfm. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes from 7:00 am until 12:30 am and hours are extended on weekends. The American University shuttle is accessible to any individual with mobility considerations. 

Parking can be found on campus for $16.00 per car per day from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is no charge for parking after 5:00 pm or on weekends unless otherwise designated for special campus events. Parking passes can be purchased in advance at https://american.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth_ext.aspx

Driving Directions to American University:
From Baltimore and points northeast:

  • Follow I-95 South and exit onto I-495 West (Capital Beltway).
  • Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Turn Right on Wisconsin Avenue, and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle – this is a corner of American University.
  • At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), to your immediate right, there will be a parking garage entrance.

From Dulles International Airport and points west:

  • Follow I-495 North (Capital Beltway) across the Potomac River.
  • Exit at River Road and turn right. Follow River Road until it ends at Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Turn Right on Wisconsin Avenue, and after a few blocks, turn right on Nebraska Avenue. Follow Nebraska Avenue past Ward Circle – this is a corner of American University.
  • At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), to your immediate right, there will be a parking garage entrance.

From Reagan National Airport and points south:

  • Follow the George Washington Memorial Parkway to I-395 North across the Potomac River.
  • Exit onto 14th St. Follow 14th St northbound through the city center and turn left on Massachusetts Avenue NW.
  • Follow Massachusetts Avenue for about five miles to Ward Circle – this is a corner of American University.
  • From Ward Circle, go left on Nebraska Avenue.
  • At the next light (Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues), to your immediate right, there will be a parking garage entrance.

Hotels and Lodging:
American University has negotiated discounted rates with several area hotels located conveniently to the campus. Reservations for travel can be booked directly with the hotel via the Campus Travel Management portal (Campus Travel – American University). A small percentage of the proceeds from reservations made here will be returned to American University to support university programs and initiatives.

Visa & Travel Documents

If you are from a foreign country and need a Conference Invitation letter for your visa, you must fill out the Visa Invitation form completely, save and email the Visa Invitation form to scs@scs.org.

Note: Visa Invitation Letters are provided ONLY to individuals who have paid their registration to the conference in advance. Individuals who seek to attend the conference, regardless of paper acceptance decisions or who may experience long visa processing times, are encouraged to start their visa processing early.

Visa Invitation Form

About Local Area

American University and the Neighborhood

Maintaining good relations with their neighbors is a priority for American University and they welcome the opportunity to be a valuable and valued community partner.

They invite everyone to attend lectures on campus, enjoy musical performances and openings at the Katzen Arts Center, show support as Friends of the Library, take advantage of special rates at the university fitness center and pool, and make use of campus amenities such as our bookstore, retail food outlets, and ATM machines.

Sustainability at American University

American University is committed to acting on its values through social responsibility, service, and an active pursuit of sustainability.

American University is proud to be a leader in sustainability. Sustainability is a culture that is visible the moment you step onto campus. Green buildings incorporate energy-efficient technologies and a focus on human health. They plant local and adaptive species. They use solar energy, strive for zero waste, and work with community partners to offer sustainable transportation. The culture of sustainability is evident through faculty research efforts, student involvement, and staff practices. These are just some of the elements that contribute to American University’s commitment to having a small footprint.

Learn more about these and other factors that contribute to the greening of American University and learn how you can engage in sustainability on campus by exploring their website.

5 Places to visit in Washington D.C.

1. Lincoln Memorial
The Greek Doric-style memorial sits on the western end of the National Mall and has been the setting of many famous speeches throughout its history.

2. National Gallery of Art
This national art museum holds over 141,000 works of Western Art, spanning from the middle ages through today. Bonus: It’s completely free to visit.

3. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world’s most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.

4. National Air and Space Museum
Free time-entry passes are required. Please see the Museum’s website for information. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.

5. Library of Congress
Though the Library of Congress doesn’t own every book ever published, it sure has most of them, with 532 miles of shelves and 115 million items, with 7,000 added each working day.

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