Visiting WCL

Our location and facilities create possibilities from the first day you step onto our campus. Washington, D.C. opens up unparalleled opportunities as the site of the branches of government, administrative agencies, international organizations, think-tanks, lobby groups, and numerous public interest and non-governmental organizations. We encourage you to experience WCL firsthand by visiting our campus. To schedule a visit please contact the Graduate Admissions staff.

Office of Graduate Admissions
American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL)
4300 Nebraska Ave. NW
Suite Y360
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-274-4110

Directions to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Suite Y360 (International Suite)

From the Warren Building
We recommend you visit our suite by way of the AUWCL Warren Building, located on Nebraska Avenue between the Tenley Circle and Warren St. NW. It is encouraged that you check-in at the information desk upon arrival.

Upon entering the Warren building main entrance turn right and continue walking straight. On your left you will pass the stairs that lead to the Pence Law Library and you will walk through a corridor of open study space. After passing through the open study space you will find a staircase directly in front of you and two elevators on your left. The elevators are adjacent to Claudio Grossman Hall. Take the elevators to the third floor. We are located in Y360, the International Suite, which is the glass-walled suite situated just in front of the elevators.

Directions by Car

From northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore)
Follow Interstate 95 South to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow I-495 West toward Silver Spring. See directions below,
“From I-495.”

From south or west of Washington (Norfolk, Richmond, Charlottesville)
Follow Interstate 95 North or Interstate 66 East to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow I-495 North to Exit 39. See directions below, “From I-495.”

From northwest of Washington (western Pennsylvania, western Maryland)
Follow Interstate 270 South. Where I-270 divides, follow the right-hand branch toward Northern Virginia/I-495 South (not toward Washington). Merge with Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. See directions below, “From I-495.”

From Interstate 495, The Capital Beltway
Take Exit 39 and carefully follow the signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) east toward Washington. Continue south toward Washington on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right on Goldsboro Road (Maryland route 614). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue (Maryland Route 396). Continue down Massachusetts Avenue for about two miles. At the Maryland-Washington border, pass through Westmoreland Circle. Proceed through the traffic circle, staying on Massachusetts Avenue. At Ward Circle, take the third exit to get on Nebraska Avenue. The law school is on your left, about a ½ mile from Ward Circle.

Directions by Metrorail to AU WCL and Shuttle Service from Tenleytown Metro

Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. At the top of the first escalator, walk right toward the west exit and another escalator. Emerging from the metro station, turn around and walk on Wisconsin Avenue toward Albermarle street. Bear right on Tenley Circle and you will see the Tenley Campus on the right.

Additional Resources

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Hotel Accommodations
Washington College of Law Neighborhood Map
American University Main Campus Map