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Immerse yourself in the American University undergraduate experience.

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 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.

We are happy to welcome prospective students and families to our campus for in-person information sessions through the Office of Enrollment. Prior to scheduling your on-campus tour, you must review the guidelines established to ensure the health and safety of those involved. 

American University is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and aligning our actions with all recommended guidelines. For the most up-to-date information from American University, please visit our COVID-19 Resources page. 

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 using the calendar below, emailing admissions@american.edu, or calling 202-885-6000. When registering via email, please provide student's name, home address, number of guests, and preferred date of visit. 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.

What You Can Expect From Us: 

  • A 60-minute walking tour of campus that will introduce you to the AU community.
  • Your campus tour guide will wear a mask while inside of any buildings on the tour and outdoors if your tour group is larger than 25.
  • Check-in will be contactless. All materials are pre-packaged and set out in advance for you.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered for medical conditions or religious reasons, consistent with federal and DC law.
    • All unvaccinated university students, staff, and faculty will have completed COVID testing at twice per week.

What We Expect From You:

  • We ask that all visitors register for a visit at least 24-hours in advance.
  • Please bring your own mask! If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Our mask policy is as follows: 
    • All visitors—vaccinated and unvaccinated—are required to wear a mask while inside any American University building, including the Welcome Center.
    • Unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear a mask (over nose and mouth) throughout the entirety of their visit.
    • Unless your tour group is larger than 25, vaccinated visitors are not required to wear masks while outdoors.
  • You must complete a self-assessment symptom check within 24 hours of your visit. The form will be emailed prior to your visit.
  • If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, please reschedule your visit: fever of 100.4 or above, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, new loss of taste or smell.

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, 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. Visitors who register for a campus visit in advance, will receive information about parking in their confirmation emails. The confirmation email will include our guest code for complimentary parking and instructions on how to enter that code in the pay stations.