Visiting our Admissions Welcome Center is your opportunity to learn more about American University (AU). From the classroom, campus life, internships, and study abroad, you will get to KNOW AU and see how we use inquiry, discovery, and knowledge to serve the greater good. You'll participate in an information session presented by one of our admissions professionals.
Most, but not all, visits include a guided campus tour led by a current AU student ambassador; when you register, please confirm that your visit includes a tour; reservations are required.
Please Note: Tours for the spring 2018 semester will begin on January 22 and conclude Saturday, April 28. Tours will
not be available March 12–16. Summer tours will begin May 29.
Admissions Welcome Center Hours
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Select Saturdays in the fall and spring: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reservations are required.
Scheduling Your Visit
To ensure you have a personalized, engaging experience, space is limited for our tours and information sessions. As such, we ask that you register in advance of your visit.
You can register on your prospective student portal, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-885-6000. When registering via email, please provide student's name, home address, number of guests, and preferred date of visit.
Visiting us this spring or summer? If you are hoping to visit AU on one of the following dates, please call or email to make your reservation:
- February 20
- March 23, 26, or 30
- May 14- June 22
Please note that registration is done on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred date and time.
To request accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call 202-885-6060 at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.
Location and Parking
The Admissions Welcome Center is on the second floor of the Katzen Arts Center, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. For your convenience, complimentary underground parking is available on the P1 garage level. When you arrive, simply take the elevator to the second floor and follow the signs to the Admissions Welcome Center. Complimentary parking is only available to prospective undergraduate families attending an information session or tour at the Welcome Center. Please note, you must have a Welcome Center parking permit to park in a designated Welcome Center space. You cannot use a Welcome Center parking space if you have paid for parking.
Before traveling to the university, please visit AU's homepage to check the university's operating status. If AU is closed due to an emergency or inclement weather, Welcome Center sessions and tours will be canceled.