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Visit Our Campus

We gladly invite you to visit the American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL) campus. Located in Washington, D.C's historic Tenleytown neighborhood, our 8.5 acre campus offers students the wonderful experience of studying at one of the nation's top schools as well as living in one of the nation's most vibrant cities. Whether it's our state-of-the-art facilities or the allure of vibrant city life, AUWCL provides an experience that extends beyond our doors. Schedule a visit and see for yourself why over 1500 students proudly call our campus home.

View of students on campus
 

Information for Visitors

Washington, DC offers numerous options for lodging accommodations for those visiting from out of state. You can use the resources below to find the best lodging arrangements for your visit.

Office of Admissions Summer Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contacting The Office of Admissions:

  • Office of Admissions Location: 4300 Nebraska Ave, NW, Capital Building, C201 Washington, DC 20016
  • Admissions Reception Desk Phone: 202-274-4101
  • Email: wcladmit@wcl.american.edu

Schedule A Visit

Our summer visiting schedule is as follows:

 
Day Activity Time
Monday Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus (two options)

11:00 am – 12:00pm

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3:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday  Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Wednesday Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Thursday Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus 5:00 – 5:45 pm (Highlights Evening Tour)
Friday Student-guided Tour of Tenley Campus (two options)

11:00 am – 12:00pm

&

3:00 – 4:00 pm

 

RSVP with our admissions office to schedule a campus visit. To RSVP, email wcladmit@wcl.american.edu and provide the follow information:

  • Your First Name
  • Your Last Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Date of Visited
  • Number of Accompanying Guests

All prospective students are asked to RSVP at least one business day in advance of desired visit date. You will receive a confirmation email with logistics from our Admissions Reception Desk.

Getting To Our Campus

Our admissions office is located at 4300 Nebraska Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016

If you're in Washington, DC area and would like to visit us, we recommend one of the following travel options:

  • By Metro –Take the Red Line to Tenleytown/AU Metro Station. At the top of the first escalator bear right to take the next escalator to the street level. This will bring you to Wisconsin Avenue next to Best Buy entrance. Turn right and walk down Wisconsin Avenue, cross Albemarle Street, and walk one block to Tenley Circle. At the circle, (St. Ann’s Church on your right) take a right onto Yuma Street and the law school will on your left.

  • By Car In accordance with the university's Good Neighbor Parking Policy, visitors to the law school may not park in residential streets surrounding the campus including at parking meters.

    Parking: Admissions provides in the RSVP confirmation email an access code for a complimentary parking pass from the kiosk machines located in the garage elevator lobby. If you misplace the code or don't RSVP in advance, you can also purchase a parking pass for $2.00/hour at at the kiosk. Any car without a pass could be ticketed.

    Enter the law school garage at 4300 Nebraska Ave. NW. In the garage take an immediate left turn down the ramp to level P2.
     
  • By Uber/Taxi Please instruct the driver to drop you across from 4001 Yuma St. NW. This will bring you by the Capital Atrium entrance, then follow directions above regarding Enter the building marked Capital Atrium.

Check out our exciting Upcoming Events

September 25 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays September 26 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Free Yoga with the Washington Yoga Center! September 26 12:00PM-1:00PM Warren Building - N102 Orange is the New Black: Race, Class, Sexuality, Identity, and the Criminal Justice System in Popular Culture September 26 12:00PM-1:30PM Warren Building - NT03 Human Rights Reading Group September 27 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class September 27 5:30PM-7:30PM Viacom,1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 Fall New York Alumni Reception September 28 5:00PM-7:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 On the Docket: Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term September 28 5:00PM-7:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 On the Docket: Looking Ahead at the New Supreme Court Term September 28 5:30PM-8:00PM Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center,901 K St NW Alumni and Students Intellectual Property Networking Reception October 02 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 03 9:00AM-2:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 Red Cross Blood Drive October 03 12:00PM-1:30PM Washington College of Law Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization October 03 6:00PM-9:00PM Rio de Janeiro, Brazil EducationUSA LLM Fair Rio de Janeiro October 04 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 04 6:00PM-9:00PM Brasilia, Brazil Education USA LLM Fair - Brasilia October 05 5:30PM-7:30PM 601 Massachusetts Ave, N, Washington, DC Twelfth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture October 06 6:00PM-9:00PM WCL Alumni Reception for Professor Robert Vaughn October 07 10:00AM-1:00PM Sao Paulo, Brazil EducationUSA LLM Fair - Sao Paulo October 09 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 09 6:00PM-9:00PM Buenos Aires, Argentina EducationUSA LLM Fair - Buenos Aires October 11 11:30AM-1:30PM Washington College of Law International Law Abroad Table Talks October 11 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 11 5:00PM-6:00PM Warren Building - NT02 Information Session: Veteran's Pro Bono Legal Clinic October 11 6:00PM-9:00PM Santiago, Chile EducationUSA LLM Fair - Santiago October 12 12:00PM-1:00PM Warren Building - N104 Pro- Bono Information Session: Washington Lawyers' Committee Workers’ Rights Clinic October 12 12:00PM-1:30PM Yuma Building - Y401 Transatlantic Consumer Protection: The Case of Medical Devices October 12 5:00PM-7:00PM Washington College of Law Gender and Family Law Resume Review Session October 12 6:00PM-9:00PM Lima, Peru EducationUSA LLM Fair - Lima October 16 12:00PM-1:00PM Yuma Building - YT16 Equal Justice Works Career Fair Prep Session October 16 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 16 6:00PM-9:00PM Education USA LLM Fair - Bogota October 17 8:30AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 XIII Symposium on International Trade October 18 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 20 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 20 9:00AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 Fall Sports Law Symposium October 21 7:45AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition October 23 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 25 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class October 26 12:30PM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform 2017 October 26 6:00PM-7:30PM Warren Building - NT01 Sixth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property with Professor Rebecca Tushnet October 26 6:15PM-8:15PM Yuma Building - Y112 Preserving Perspectives: International Arbitrators in Their Own Words October 26 6:15PM-8:30PM Yuma Building - Y112 Preserving Perspectives: International Arbitrators in Their Own Words October 27 8:00AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01-01 Next Steps in Health Reform October 27 8:45AM-3:30PM Warren Building - NT08 Unlocking the Promise of Antitrust Enforcement October 30 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays October 31 12:00PM-1:30PM Yuma Building - YT01 A Conversation with David Rubenstein November 01 12:00PM-1:30PM Capital Building - Commons Gender and Law Course Advising November 01 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 03 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2017 National SJD Roundtable November 06 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 07 12:00PM-12:50PM Washington College of Law Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor Trafficking Panel November 08 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 10 9:00AM-5:00PM Yuma Building - YT01 Anatomy of Justice: An Honest Conversation on the Criminal Justice System in 2017 November 13 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 15 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class November 20 12:00PM-1:00PM Washington College of Law Mindfulness Mondays November 22 4:00PM-5:00PM Washington College of Law Yoga Class
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