Housing Information


The Arbitration Summer Session does not provide housing for Summer Program participants. However, there are a number of places participants can look to find housing. Please note that hotels are often cheaper booked via travel websites such as www.hotels.com, www.expedia.com, www.travelocity.com, www.iloveinns.com or www.airbnb.com.

We have assembled a hotel guide to help you find your accommodations in Washington, D.C. Please click here.

Dormitory Option

A block of rooms at American University’s dorms have been reserved for participants attending the International Arbitration Summer Program. Single and double accommodations in the residence halls are available. The residence halls feature 24-hour complex desk operations, air conditioning, twin size beds, all linens, and semi-private bathrooms. Cassell Hall houses students in 4 person or 6 person suite-style housing. Each suite had a common living area furnished with a couch, coffee table, dinner table, and chairs as well as individual bathrooms for the suite. Each room in the suite is furnished with a desk, chairs, standard twin bed, two sets of drawers, and a wardrobe. 

Cassell Hall is a Suite Style Hall. Pictures on this webpage are of Cassell Hall only.

American University is conveniently located less than a mile away from the Tenleytown-AU metro stop and the University offers a free shuttle from main campus to the metro and to WCL throughout the day.

Other amenities include, cable television hookup, wireless high-speed internet, individual room air-conditioning units, and access to laundry facilities. Also gym access are available to summer students during their stay at AU at no additional cost.

2016 fees were as follows:

Regular Hall: Anderson Hall (common bathrooms). For more information click here

Single Occupancy Room: $76.72/night (Regular Hall)
Double Occupancy Room: $57.25/person/night (Regular Hall)

Suite Style Hall: Cassell Hall (semi-private bathrooms). For more information click here

Single Occupancy Room: $88.17/night (Suite Style Hall: Cassell Hall)
Double Occupancy Room: $72.14 person/night (Suite Style Hall: Cassell Hall)

The fees do not include the 14.5% hotel tax. Additionally there is a $25.00 registration fee per person.

Front Desk: The main front desk for all of South Side (Anderson, Centennial, and Letts Halls) will be the Anderson Front Desk. The Anderson Front Desk will be open 24 hours a day should a guest lose their keys or need assistance in an emergency.

Parking: All guests staying on campus are eligible for a parking permit. Parking is available at $16 per car per day at Katzen.

Kitchen: There is a community kitchen on each floor of the residence hall; however, there are no cooking supplies or dishes.

Phones: There are no phones for guests to use in the residence hall.

Linens: Each guest will be provided with 2 sheets, a blanket, and a towel. The linens can be changed once a week upon request from the program coordinator.

Directions: You can take a taxi, or a cheaper alternative is the Super Shuttle shared van service. When you arrive at the Airport, follow the signs to ground transportation and look for the blue and yellow Super Shuttle reservations desk. Give them the address below.

American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Please arrive at the Hall's front desk with an ID to check in.