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Join Us for a Campus Tour

The best way for you to discover what it means to live and learn at American University is to visit our campus! We are happy to welcome prospective students and families to our campus for in-person campus tours through the Office of Enrollment. Prior to scheduling your on-campus tour, you must review the guidelines established to ensure the health and safety of those involved. 

AU is carefully monitoring the evolving public health situation, including the spread of the Omicron variant and aligning decisions with recommended public health guidelines. Thank you for your understanding as we prioritize the health and safety of the AU community and our visitors.

For the most up-to-date information from American University, please review our COVID-19 Guide Resources page. 

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

For your safety as well as the safety of the AU community, all guests/visitors must be fully vaccinated and will need to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at this event, with a preference of using the digital vaccine card via the CLEAR app (iOS or Android) if you are 18 years of age or older. You can also present your paper CDC card or a digital copy of your CDC Card.

If guests are unvaccinated because of religious/medical reasons, they must present at the visit a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before this event.

All attendees will be required to wear an N95, KN95, or KF94 mask at all times while on campus for this event. 

All visitors to American University's campus are required to abide by American University Health and Safety Directives and the District of Columbia public health and safety requirements. In registering for a campus visit, you and your guests are agreeing to these requirements and understand that the safety of everyone on campus depends on adherence to these rules; and acknowledge that guests/visitors to the University may be restricted from accessing University premises for noncompliance.

What You Can Expect From Us: 

  • A 60-minute walking tour of campus that will introduce you to the AU community.
  • All staff are required to wear either a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask while on University property and while inside any AU building.
  • Check-in will be contactless. All materials are pre-packaged and set out in advance for you.
  • To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Exemptions to the vaccine requirement will be considered for medical conditions or religious reasons, consistent with federal and DC law.
    • All unvaccinated university students, staff, and faculty will have completed COVID testing at twice per week.

What We Expect From You:

  • We ask that all visitors register for a visit at least 24-hours in advance.
  • All guests/visitors must be fully vaccinated and will need to present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at check-in, per our Covid-19 Health and Safety Protocols
  •  If guests are unvaccinated because of religious/medical reasons, they must present at this event a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before the visit. 
  • All guests are required to wear either a KN95, N95, or KF94 mask while on University property and while inside any AU building, including the Welcome Center. 
  • If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, 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.

Register for a Campus Tour

Welcome Center Hours of Operation:

On the following dates above, the Admissions Welcome Center will be open from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. 

When You Arrive:

Please check-in for your scheduled tour time at our Admissions Welcome Center located on the 2nd floor of the Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Ave.).

If you are traveling by car, parking is available in the Katzen Garage underneath the Katzen Arts Center. Visitors who register for a campus tour or visit in advance, will receive information about parking in their confirmation emails. The confirmation email will include our guest code for complimentary parking and instructions on how to enter that code in the pay stations. Once parked, take the elevator to the second level to check-in at the Admissions Welcome Center. 

If you are traveling using public transportation, enter the Katzen Arts Center through the garage entrance. Take the elevator to the second level to check-in at the Admissions Welcome Center. 

All campus visits are subject to change as we continue to monitor COVID-19 and follow the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US Department of State, and the city of Washington, DC. 

If you have questions regarding our campus visit offerings or need a special accommodation, please contact us at admissions@american.edu or (202) 885-6000.