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Join us on campus for a group visit!

We are pleased to accommodate groups of 15-50 high-school-aged students and chaperones for a specialized 60-minute in-person campus visit experience. We regret that we do not have the resources to accommodate groups of elementary or middle school students. 

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.

Summer 2021 Group Visits
Offered Until August 13

Monday-Fridays: 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM 

We are unable to arrange visits outside these times. In-person group visits
can include: information session only (45-minutes), tour only (60-minutes), information session & tour (90-minutes). 

Additionally, high school groups are accommodated on a first-come first-served basis. Only one group can be accommodated per date/time. Group Visits will take place rain or shine. Your visit will only be cancelled if AU is closed due to inclement weather.

Group visits will not be offered on the following dates:
Friday, July 2
Monday, July 5
 

Fall 2021 Group Visits
September 7 - November 19

Monday-Fridays: 12:00 PM or 3:00 PM 

We are unable to arrange visits outside these times. In-person group visits
can include: information session only (45-minutes), tour only (60-minutes), information session & tour (90-minutes). 

Additionally, high school groups are accommodated on a first-come first-served basis. Only one group can be accommodated per date/time. Group Visits will take place rain or shine. Your visit will only be cancelled if AU is closed due to inclement weather.

To request accommodations for persons with disabilities, please call 202-885-6000 at least two weeks in advance of your confirmed, scheduled visit.

Requesting a Group Visit

To request a group visit, please submit the Group Visit Request form. We ask that you give us at least two weeks notice in arranging your visit. We will not consider requests made less than two weeks in advance of the requested date.

All fields of the group visit request form must be completed. Incomplete forms will not be considered. 

Participating in a Group Visit

What You Can Expect From Us: 

  • A 60-minute safely distanced walking tour of campus that will introduce you to the AU community. 
  • If applicable, your campus tour will practice appropriate physical distancing and will wear a mask while inside of any buildings on the tour.
  • All vaccinated university students, staff, and faculty will have completed COVID testing at least once per week.
  • Check-in will be contactless. All materials are pre-packaged and set out in advance for you. 

What We Expect From You:

  • We ask that those interested in participating in a group visit complete the Group Visit Request form at least 2 weeks in advance of desired date.
  • Please bring your own mask! If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Our mask policy is as follows: 
    • Unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear a mask (over nose and mouth) throughout the entirety of their visit.
    • Vaccinated visitors are not required to wear masks while outdoors.
    • All visitors—vaccinated and unvaccinated—are required to wear a mask while inside any American University building.
  • You must practice physical distancing of at least 6 ft. from individuals not in your party. 
  • 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, 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.

Student Conduct

Visiting groups will be accompanied by adult chaperones/teachers/sponsors at all times. We require one chaperone for every 15 students. The ultimate responsibility for each group rests with these designated adults, not American University. Visiting students are expected to conduct themselves as respectful visitors to the campus and not demonstrate disruptive behavior during any aspect of their campus visit. Should such behavior occur, the American University admissions staff and/or tour guides have the right to terminate the campus visit.

Group Visit Requests

If you're interested in participating in an in-person group visit, please complete our Group Visit Form at least 2 weeks prior to your preferred visit date. 

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