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.

Please click here  to see a list of options. 

Dormitory Option: Cassell Hall, International Reception Center 

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 Cassell Hall are available. Cassell Hall features 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. 

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.


2018 rates are as follows:
Single room $98.00/night
Double room $79.00/night.

**Note: These rates include a 14.8% hotel tax, credit card fee, and administrative fee.

Examples of the rooms can be found here: 
Single Room, Double Room. There is no cookware in the shared kitchen, except for a microwave and an oven. Additionally, refrigerators are only available to rent, and information on that process can be found on: MyFridgeRental.com. 

Please access this link to book a room only when you are ready to pay. Reservations are not final until the payment has been submitted. You have until May 22, 2018 to book a room.

Frequently asked questions: Cassell Hall, International Reception Center (IRC)

When can I check-in?: Summer students may check in at the front desk. You may arrive anytime on your check-in day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The front desk staff will register you and give you your room. 

What time is check-out?: Check-out is at 12:00 pm on the last day of your reservation.

Can my family & friends stay on campus as well?: No, on campus housing is not available for family or friends.

I am over 21, can I bring alcohol into the residence halls?: No, alcohol is not permitted in any American University residence hall.

What are the rules for smoking on-campus?: AU is officially a tobacco and smoke free campus.

If I am placed in a double room, will my roommate also be an IRC Student?: Yes, we house students together in the same rooms and in the same buildings so that you can share a feeling of community with the others in your area. Roommates are assigned by gender.

How secure is the campus?: Our residence halls are only accessible to summer guests with a Summer 2017 Guest Card, or a One Card for students living on campus. Also, the residence halls are staffed with campus hosts at front desks on each side of campus. Additionally, our public safety officers patrol campus regularly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Are you nearby a Metro stop?: Yes, we are closest to the Tenleytown/American University Metro stop. The university shuttle runs directly from that Metro station to the campus and is complementary for AU students, faculty, staff, interns, and summer guests.

Do you provide linens?: Linens, a blanket, pillow, pillowcase, and towel are provided for students.

What if I have additional questions and I cannot find the answers online?: For any additional questions, please call (202) 885-3370 or email conferences@american.edu

When will I receive my actual room assignment?: You will receive your room assignment at check-in.

Can I request to live with a friend?: In order to be placed with someone you know, you must both make that request in writing (either on the application or in an email to conferences@american.edu). If both interns request one another, we do our best to meet those requests.

Can I receive mail?: Mail services are not available.

Parking: In an effort to decrease the carbon footprint on campus, alternatives to parking, such as use of public transportation, are strongly encouraged. However, if you require parking on campus this summer, please keep the following in mind:

Metered parking is available at the School of International Service (SIS) and at the Katzen Arts Center. The day rate is $16.00. Pay-As-You-Go machines accept cash and major credit cards and are located in the elevator lobbies of SIS and Katzen.

Monthly parking permits need to be purchased in advance from Parking and Traffic Services. Any special requests or handicap parking permits must be accompanied by a doctor’s notice to Public Safety upon arrival to campus. All final requests for parking permits are due no less than two weeks prior to the start date of your conference program.

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.

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.